When I was growing up, drinking water out of the tap was common place. In fact, it was the preferred drink in my household. Then something changed….and I don’t know why, but suddenly we were told to not drink tap water but rather, drink from our water cooler with water that was delivered once a week.
I remember tasting it and thinking, wow, this tastes so good. Since then, I have never drank tap water. I had ideas in my head about what it may contain but I wanted to put the water to the test and make sure I was giving my daughter the best water possible. I’m no scientist, nor am I rich, so I needed something economical and that eventually benefit us. ZeroWater came to help me in my quest for clean, drinkable water complete with a pitcher and a handy TDS meter that all you have to do is turn on, put it in water (no more than 2 inches) and within seconds it reads the TDS levels of your water.
What is TDS, you may be asking (I know I did!). Well, TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids. From my short research, TDS is the total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in units of mg per unit volume of water (mg/L), also referred to as parts per million (ppm). TDS is directly related to the purity of water and the quality of water purification systems and affects everything that consumes, lives in, or uses water, whether organic or inorganic, whether for better or for worse. So is it bad for you? Not completely- but it can be as pesticides can be a TDS factor.
Ok- so I had to find out about our water. I dipped my TDS meter into the cup that held the tap water and checked out the first result.
191- hmm. According to TDS charts- my tap water was a little worse than hard water but better than the average reading. So I tried our “filtered” water next:
18- This is nice to see. 18 is considered ideal drinking water (up to 50). But still, I wanted to see all zeroes pop up- for total peace of mind. So I grabbed the ZeroWater pitcher, filled it with water and let it sit for about 5-7 mins to let the water filter through. Although it took longer than other pitcher filters, it was nice because I knew that means the filter was working through the yuckiness. I grabbed another glass and poured some water from the ZeroWater pitcher and grabbed the TDS meter. Here was the big test:
Zero! Amazing! I had a small sip to see if I could taste the difference, and you definitely could taste a cleaner- lighter liquid. I especially love that although the pitcher was bigger than most, it still fit in my fridge, although I wouldn’t recommend a child pick it up- it is a bit heavy.
You can purchase ZeroWater via their website, and enter code: MC30 for 30% off a 10 cup ZeroWater Pitcher.
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Disclosure: 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.