Every time that you turn on your tap, you could be filling that glass with impurities instead of pure water. Of course, you can buy bottled water but you can’t always be certain where that comes from. Another option is filtering your own water home like with the ZeroWater filter pitcher I have been using for cleaning out some of the nasty extras such minerals, chemicals, salts, and metals that also may be in there.
I never tried any water filtering pitchers because the taste of our water tasted fine except for the occasions when the water company was doing repair work or a contaminant problem with algae that meant adding additional chlorine to the water. Nonetheless, our public water systems have aging pipes besides the chemicals used to treat the water that was making me start to wonder about filtering water. Therefore, when ZeroWater filter pitcher reached out about reviewing one, I was curious what sort of difference it could make.
The ZeroWater filter pitcher that arrived is a 10-cup model but has a 12-cup capacity in its water filter jug that has a sealed lid and reservoir. The spout is a pull and pour button. You also get a meter for testing the levels of total dissolved solids, which can really open your eyes to what you are drinking when you begin to test.
How the ZeroWater filter pitcher is designed to purify the water involves a five-stage filtration process compared to the typical carbon-based two-stage filtering water pitchers. It is advertised to remove lead, chromium, hydrogen sulfide and 99.6% radium and 99% total dissolved solids.
Like I said, I can’t compare this ZeroWater filter pitcher to other brands, but my water measured 220 straight from the tap. Furthermore, filtering a pitcher of water wasn’t instantaneous, but took about six minutes for it to purify all I poured in.
Depending on what part of the country you live in, your water could have lower or much higher levels of total dissolved solids, especially if you live out West. This means that your filter life could be longer or shorter due to your water. Either case, you need to replace the filter when the meter shows 006.
The only drawback to the ZeroWater filter pitcher is the cost of replacing those filters. You can expect to pay about $12 per filter. In addition, the pitcher didn’t have as tight of a seal that it could have when later pouring out the filtered water. However, my water using this filtering pitcher does make it taste better with less of a chemical sort of taste.
If healthier drinking water is important to you, then you may want to check out the company’s website and their ZeroWater video. You can find ZeroWater filter pitchers and replacement filters at Walmart.