According to a study done back in 1990, Hawaii was ranked #6 in having the cleanest tap water. However, that doesn’t mean that all areas of the state have drinkable water. In fact, the city that I live in has a tap water reading level of 322 TDS (total dissolved solids) where 000 TDS is ideal. Yup, pretty bad.
TDS generally leaves an undesirable taste in the tap water which could be salty, bitter or metallic. These deposits may come from natural or man-made sources like road salts, old piping, leaves, etc. That’s why we usually drink bottled water since the FDA requires that bottled water achieve a TDS reading between 000 – 010. In comparison, the typical TDS in the U.S. is usually around 240.
The ZeroWater ($34.99) Pitcher uses a 5-stage Dual Ion Exchange filtration system to remove virtually all of the dissolved solids that traditional filters leave behind. And using it is super easy!
There are 3 parts to your pitcher – dispenser, water reservoir, and lid. Just remove the lid and water reservoir from the pitcher and get your filter.
Screw the filter into the slot on the reservoir to complete a seal.
That’s it! Just fill the reservoir with water and place the lid on top. The tap water will pass through the filter and provide your family with high quality water.
Just to be sure, just use the included TDS meter and compare the difference.
Regular tap water: 322 TDS
Our current filter pitcher: 287 TDS
Bottled water: 64 TDS
ZeroWater Pitcher: 000 TDS
Wow, what a shocker! I had no idea that the water from our current filter pitcher wasn’t doing an adequate job. I’ve always thought that there really wasn’t a difference between filter pitchers except for the brand name but now I know better. I can’t even imagine letting my family drink from the tap or even from our current filter pitcher. That thing is going in the trash immediately!
And if truly purified water isn’t enough, the ZeroWater pitcher has some pretty cool features.
- The pitcher’s lid keeps the TDS meter handy. This way you’ll always be reassured that the water you’re drinking is the safest. You’ll also be able to learn when it’s time to replace the filter.
- The pitcher has a comfortable ergonomic design so that even when it’s completely full with water, you’ll be able to comfortably pour.
- Pull-and-pour spout – This is the best feature for us! This makes it possible for the kids to make their own glass of water without worrying that the pitcher is too heavy for them. This is also convenient for when you’re waiting for the tap water to pass through reservoir. There were times when I really needed to pour water but had to wait until all the water filled the pitcher. Otherwise, the tap and filtered water would just get mixed up when I poured, defeating the purpose.
The ZeroWater pitcher has really opened my eyes to the conditions of my tap water . . . and other filtered water. I now have proof that my family is getting the safest water possible.
Receive a 30% discount on a 10-cup ZeroWater Pitcher. Just use the code MC30 at check-out.
Connect with ZeroWater:
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of ZeroWater and received a water pitcher to facilitate my review, two pitchers to giveaway, and extra filters to thank me for taking the time to participate.”
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.