Monday, May 24, 2010
The ZeroWater® technology was first developed to solve a mother’s fatigue from dragging gallons of bottled water jugs home from the grocery store. A father and son put their respective manufacturing and chemistry backgrounds to use to develop an in-home water filtration solution to meet the mother’s approval.
That quest led them to an in-depth study of the technologies successfully used in industrial, environmental, and even government applications for water filtration. That, in turn, led them to ask the question: Why can’t families have the same quality of water derived from those proven technologies? Only when they tried to answer that question did the father and son team find that home users were being completely neglected by the makers of the sophisticated water filtration technologies. Instead, families were being pushed to buy conventional and simple carbon based filters for their in-home filtration.
The means and method of the technology development were as unconventional as the water filter they would ultimately create. Development discussions primarily took place in the family study and the local university library while designs were tested in the kitchen and the back porch using nearby lake water. Filtered water from each design was taken to the university lab for testing. Through a great deal of trial and error, a design construct was finally chosen that combined the right sophisticated filtration mediums, in the right proportions, in the right sequence, with the right flow to ensure maximum filtration and full use of the superior filter materials.
The quality of the resulting filtered water tested extremely superior to anything the family had seen available in stores for in-home use. In addition, the water even tested as good as or better than the water from many industrial or commercial filters. The excitement of a possible business opportunity arose once the father and son team discovered that their filtered water was so good, it seemed to be found in nature only from really fresh snow at the highest mountain tops.
After the mother’s emphatic approval of the taste of the water, the father and son started meeting business people to look at how to bring the technology to homes and families across the country. That led to the first patent, which was awarded in 1996, and three additional patents being awarded in later years. The underlying hope behind the ZeroWater® technology was that the in-home drinking water solution that satisfied one family so many years ago could be the solution for many families today that have an even stronger desire and need for in-home filtration to save money, help the environment and provide the very best in water for their families and friends.
ZeroWater generously sent me a pitcher and water calibrator to review!
The first item I tested was the ZeroWater Tester. The independently made Tester displays the total dissolved solids (TDS) in water. With this water tester, you can now put a number on what your taste buds know: water tastes different from city to city and from brand to brand in bottled water. The reason for the different tastes is that what you usually drink is water (hydrogen and oxygen) and other dissolved substances. The tester will empower you to be able to evaluate the cleanliness of whatever water you're drinking; bottled, tap, filtered, etc. The best water will show a reading of ""000"". The number represents the amounts of detectable dissolved solids in parts per million that exist in your water sample. The meter is primarily used to indicate ZeroWater® filter replacement at 006. It may also be used as a simple method to compare water quality by displaying the Total of the Dissolved Solids (TDS) in parts per million only. The meter does not specify what substances comprise the Total. The meter should not be used to assess the safety or purity of water, which should only be undertaken by a qualified laboratory. I used it to test my tap water, my filtered water from the fridge, and the water from the ZeroWater Pitcher. The number from my tap was 160, from my filtered fridge water was 100, and the ZeroWater pitcher water gave a reading of 0.
I also tried out the ZeroWater Pitcher. ZeroWater® is the only filtered water from a pitcher that meets the FDA definition for purified bottled water.*
The Pitcher comes with the following products:
* One ZeroWater® filter cartridge that removes contaminants that cause water to have an unpleasant taste.
* An independently made TDS Meter to give you peace of mind that your ZeroWater® filter cartridges are working properly. It also lets you know when to replace the filters. When your water starts reading 006 it's time for a change.
* The one-chamber Pitcher with lid has a pour spout, exclusive in-fridge push button dispenser and a special storage compartment for the TDS Meter.
* More complete filtration than ordinary carbon filters
* Clean, crisp taste
* Includes one Pitcher, one filter, and one TDS meter.
I could honestly taste a difference between my tap water and the water poured from the ZeroWater pitcher. Now I live in Philadelphia and any of you who live in a city know that city water has a taste that is indescribable. No one knows what's in it and to be honest, no one really wants to know!! The water from the ZeroWater Pitcher is so delicious and pure and refreshing! I'm in love! The water just tastes clean and makes me feel better about drinking it!
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Disclosure: I received a ZeroWater Pitcher to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.