Last Updated on January 30, 2021 by Fiona Maclean
Pure tasting water in minutes from Zerowater
Do you spend untold amounts of money on buying bottled water, or perhaps you use a water filter or just drink it straight from the tap? I refuse to buy plastic bottled water for environmental reasons as they are a terrible source of contamination since it takes 300 years for the plastic bottle to decay and the bottle itself takes 3 times more water to make than it does to fill the bottle.
We need water to live. Humans consist of 70% water, which is bound in the membranes of our cells. Water is more critical than food: we can go without food for up to a month, but we can only live without water for a week. Therefore, it’s crucial that we drink clean and pure water.
The South of England and London, where I live, has some of worst quality drinking water in the country, as it is high in total dissolved solids such as salt, metals and pesticides or any other contaminants that make their way into your water from poorly maintained pipework.
I have used water filters in the past but I recently got the opportunity to try a Zerowater filter which comes with a Water Quality Meter which reads the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) so you can test your tap water before and after use. Some areas in the UK have a reading as poor as 300, mine reads 279 in London, which is pretty bad. When you use Zerowater it substantially lowers the score reducing 99.6% of all total dissolved solids in your drinking water and delivering the purest tasting water in minutes. It removes 97% of lead, 96% of mercury, 95% of chlorine and even 97% of asbestos which is often displaced from old and ageing water pipes and it also removes suspended solids such as dust and rust that make your water appear cloudy.
Zerowater extracts much more from tap water than other leading brands, for example, on average it removes 95% of all metals compared to 68% from Brita. Zerowater even removes 68% of all inorganics, whilst 33% is removed from Brita. The reason it gives better results is due to a 5-stage filter, most brands use carbon-based 2-stage filters. The technology of the Stage-5 filters means it filters more slowly as it works harder to remove more impurities from the tap water. The filters need to be replaced periodically, the higher the TDS levels the more often the filter you will need to get a new filter.
I have the 12 cup Zerowater filter which is great for a family or large household, well designed and easy to fill and pour from. It is a bit big to be kept in the fridge unless you have loads of space but I have mine on the counter and use it to fill the kettle and coffee machine as well as to drink fresh Zerowater Water Filter of course. I can really notice the difference in the taste and it’s amazing to see just how many solid particles it actually removes. There’s no doubt that filtered tap water is better than standard tap water and it’s so much better for the environment than buying bottled water, and with the Zerowater filter producing such good result, I think it’s well worth investing in one to ensure your tap water is purest it can be.
The Zerowater 12-Cup Filter costs £39.99 from The Zerowater website