Even if you live in a municipality that cleans or treats water, water can pick up chemicals on its way from the treatment plant to your faucet, giving your tap water a metallic or chlorinated taste. ZeroWater's first layer of filtration, activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy removes the chlorine taste you are accustom to with tap water. The Ion Exchange stage removes virtually all dissolved solids that may be left over from public water systems or even leached into your water from piping such as Aluminum, Lead, Zinc, Nitrate and more. Three additional stages are included to remove other impurities and to ensure your water receives the appropriate amount of treatment time to deliver a "000" reading on your laboratory-grade TDS meter (included). TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids and represents the amount of dissolved substances that can negatively affect the way water tastes.
Unlike conventional gravity-fed or carbon water filters that remove only certain substances from your water, ZeroWater's patented 5-stage Ion Exchange System delivers the only filtered water to measure 000 PPM (parts per million) on the TDS meter. Compare that to the levels you’ll find in other filtered waters, most bottled waters and plain unfiltered tap water, all of which contain measureable amounts of dissolved solids. TDS meter readings for tap water in the US average between 190 and 200 PPM. Conventional filtered water measures between 030-500 PPM, and bottled water between 000-350 PPM.
The beauty of the ZeroWater Pitcher is that you don't have to accept purity claims at face value. Test your water yourself with the included meter and watch as the zeros come together to ensure that you're getting the best-tasting water possible. Powered by two easy-to-replace 1.5-volt button cell batteries (included), this meter also lets you know the status of your filter. For instance, if your meter reads "006," it's time to replace the filter.
- 23-cup container--largest refrigerator filter dispenser available
- On-hand pull & pour button spout
- Easy-access fill--refill your dispenser while in the fridge
- Completely dispenses all water
- Convenient, space-saving design
- Built-in TDS meter holder
- Patented 5-stage dual ion exchange filter--removes virtually all dissolved solids in your water.
- Water Quality Association Recognizes ZeroWater's dual ion exchange filtration pitchers and dispensers as the first and only in its class to receive NSF International's certification for the reduction and removal of copper, iron, zinc, aluminum, lead, hexavalient Chromium , mercury, chlorine and hydrogen sulfide in tap water
- The only dispenser on the market that combines activated carbon and dual ion exchange technologies to eliminate virtually all dissolved solids in tap water, making it the only filtration system that meets the FDA's requirement for TDS in purified bottled water
- Affordable and equally effective alternative to Reverse Osmosis in removing hexavalient Chromium to more stringent standards proposed by the Environmental Working Group
- 23-cup ZeroWater dispenser
- ZeroWater ion exchange water filter
- TDS meter and two 1.5-volt button cell batteries (included)
- User manual
- TDS booklet
Frequently Asked Questions
Water will not go through the filter--it just stays in the top all day--what's up with that?
You need to "burp" the filter. Gently tap the pitcher on the counter to help get the air out of the filter and help the water flow through. You can look on the Zero website to get more info about this. Helps if when you fill the pitcher you aim the water directly into the top of the filter.
Does zero water remove fluoride, heavy metals and medications?
According to their website, they do filter out mercury, chromium, etc. While there is no testing protocol for pharmaceutical filtration, the activated carbon in the filter system is designed to filter organic compounds which many pharmaceuticals have, so probably does help, but no guarantee. It will take out fluoride, but if your water is heavily fluoridated, the filter will be used up quickly. The website suggets replacing the filter at .02-.04 for flouride removal. Only reverse osmosis systems handle fluoride completely. But, reverse osmosis takes out all minerals, even the ones your body needs. Have your water tested for fluoride content. It might not be as high as you think? I also let my water stand over night, so some of the chemicals that will evaporate, can do so before I pour it into the filter system. This helps my filters last longer. It is also helpful if you run your tap for a bit before you fill up. Many impurities sort of rise to the top of pipe as it sits. You will have cleaner water if you run it a bit. I imagine this is one reason a few people say their filters go bad so fast. I've never had this experience.
Is it takes forever to fill... Is this an issue?
It takes a while but it holds enough water that I never use it all and have to wait for it to filter. I refill it as I use it so the next time there is no wait.
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