GT Approved: ZeroWater

Do you ever feel like there is a nasty taste in tap water that you can’t quite pin down? Like chlorine or something else chemical based?

I do; and I have always been berated by friends for the harm that excessively drinking bottled water does to the environment. My favourite is Vichy Catalan which certainly racks up a few air miles!

The fact is I can taste something untoward in mineral water and I don’t like it. I don’t wish to go quite as far as the conspiracy theories surrounding tap water and fluoride but I have always thought surely there must be a more reassuring way to filter tap water. I have tried using a Brita filter but always revert back to mineral water.

I was not aware that there was a more advanced alternative to a Brita filter until I recently discovered ZeroWater. They are “on a mission to remove all impurities from UK tap water with the release of their ready-pour pitchers, providing the purest tasting drinking water on the market”.

ZeroWater states that this is achieved through the use of a 5-stage dual ion-exchange filtration system. The materials used in this system are certified to reduce lead, chromium and dissolved solids to provide a 99.6% purification rate, the equivalent of purified bottled water. Carbon reduction is said to remove the accustomed chlorine taste in its first stage, proceeding into the ion exchange stage, whereby it removes virtually all dissolved solids left from public water systems and piping. The three additional stages eliminate all leftover impurities. ZeroWater claim they are the only filter who currently offer the same approved level of purification as bottled water.

Having used ZeroWater for a few weeks now I am happy to recommend the product. The water tastes lighter and even most importantly it is actually cleaner. I tested the water from a tap which gave a reading of “282 PPM” (Parts Per Million) using a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) water quality meter which is provided with the ZeroWater filter jug. I then tested water from my Brita filter which gave a reading of “213 PPM” compare to ZeroWater which gave a reading of “000 PPM”. These results are clearly impressive and asserts the companies claims.

I will caveat this recommendation by noting that completely removing dissolved solids is not necessarily a good thing, there are electrolytes and many other minerals which are beneficial to you. However when you are drinking London water which as the old saying goes “has been through somebody twice already” I will gladly accept that trade off for the extra filtration!

ZeroWater jugs are available online at ZeroWater from just £24.99.

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