We live in the country and have well water. I definitely think it tastes better than city water, but it’s not outstandingly great by any means. Our refrigerator has a built-in filtration system that works pretty well (that is, when we remember to replace the filter!). We try not to buy bottled water much because it is an unnecessary expense, but we do buy it on occasion. Recently I was given the opportunity to review a ZeroWater Pitcher, which is an ion exchange water filtration system. The system also came with a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Meter so that we could test our water!
I was excited to try it out and see if I could tell a difference in the quality and taste of the water! Throughout this review process I have learned a lot about our drinking water… probably more than I wanted to know, though it is something I needed to know about!
When doing my free TDS reading on the website, my area had a TDS reading of 125 – which isn’t horrible since it is on the lower end of the scale (of 000-500) but it’s still more than what the FDA recommends. When I actually tested our drinking water, the water from the refrigerator had a reading of 103 and the water straight out of the faucet had a reading of 139!
As you can see from the picture below, the pitcher is sleek and attractive-looking. It has a storage compartment on top for the TDS meter and it fits perfectly in our fridge without taking up too much space.
One of my favorite features of this pitcher, besides the obvious fact that it has a filter that purifies the water, is the spout at the bottom of it so that you can get water without having to take out the pitcher and pour a glass.
The Ion Exchange Filter is certified to reduce lead and chromium in your drinking water. I was totally grossed out (but also relieved) to see what was filtered out of our tap water. I can honestly say that I feel so much more comfortable about drinking water that I know has been purified and has a 000 reading on the TDS meter.
Right now you can get 30% off of a 10-cup ZeroWater Pitcher by using the coupon code MC30!
Disclaimer: 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.