Zero Water sent me their 10 cup pitcher so I could find out for myself how well my tap water stacks up.
The pitcher came with a TDS Tester, which is a really cool little gadget that basically tells you how much "stuff" is floating around in your water. (Specifically parts per million of detectable dissolved solids.) When I tested my tap water I got a reading of 95 ppm. That's not too bad. Most tap water in the United States falls in the range of 51-200 ppm.
I also tested the filtered water from my freezer door. And I have a confession to make. I'm not sure when I last changed my filter. And it shows. A reading of 91 ppm. That's only a tiny bit better than my regular tap water.
I happened to find a bottle of water in my fridge and thought why not? And there's good news. My bottled water only had a reading of 2 ppm. That's great! Except...it's bottled water. I'm pretty anti-bottled water. (As a matter of fact, I only drink it when I'm at an event and it's the only choice.) I hate the thought of all of the waste from plastic, the space it takes in landfills, the carbon footprint of just producing the bottles. No thanks.
And that's where the Zero Water pitcher comes in. Water from my new pitcher read at 0 ppm. 95ppm is starting to seem kind of icky...
The life of the filter varies based on how dirty the water is that you are filtering. The average household should get 25 to 40 gallons of filtered water from one filter. The average price of one filter is around $15. That means in most cases your water will be $.60 or less per gallon. (Not to mention no lugging around heavy bottles!)
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Zero Water provided me with a pitcher and sponsored this giveaway. All opinions and photographs are my own.
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