The Zero Water Filtration System filters tap water and keeps it in an eight, ten, or twelve cup pitcher. Water goes through a five-stage filter. Activated carbon, Ion exchange, and other filter layers remove the taste of chlorine, minerals, salts, metals, and dissolved solids (zinc, aluminum, nitrate, lead, calcium, chloride, potassium, sodium, phosphates, and more).
The Zero Water Filtration Systems come with a TDS (total dissolved solids) meter reader so you can test your own water before and after filtration. TDS in your water can make it smell, create hard water, taste bad (salty, bitter or metallic), and even not quench your thirst well. Zero Water's goal is to have the meter read out 000, showing no dissolved solids - zinc, aluminum, nitrate, lead, etc.
When I received this product for review from Zero Water I was skeptical. We had just started buying bottled water because our tap water (from a well) suddenly got this horrible fishy smell to it. Normally when this happened we simply needed to add salt to our filtration system and it would go away. It wasn't working this time. Buying bottled water all the time was expensive and a pain to lug from the store to home.
I starting my product testing with the TDS meter reader. I followed the directions and was surprised to see that our number was low - a 004. After the water went through the Zero Water filtration system it tested back with a 001. Another test later showed 000.
Now, it was time for the ultimate test - tasting the water. Did it still smell? Would it taste good? It passed! The smell was completely gone, and the water tasted clean. We stopped buying bottled water immediately and are still using it. I highly recommend Zero Water!
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