Tsue ~ That's What She Said: How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take the ZeroWater® Challenge ~ Pamper The Earth Collection 2012 ~ Giveaway

Thursday, April 5, 2012

How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take the ZeroWater® Challenge ~ Pamper The Earth Collection 2012 ~ Giveaway

As a Mom who's on a mission to increase the green factor in my family's eco footprint, one of my very first targets for our "Do Not Use" list were disposable  water bottles.  With a house of sports fanatics, converting to refillable water bottles not only made sage financial sense, further a huge difference in our anti-green household output.

While the majority of the family accepted this conversion without fuss, there's always one hold out.  Am I right, Moms?



In our case, the Teen Diva was discovered to be a finicky water connoisseur of the highest degree.  Although we are located in the 'burbs and the rest of the family has found our tap water to be acceptable, the Diva simply refuses to drink it.  With her busy sports schedule of daily lacrosse training, games and tournaments, what's an eco-conscientious Mom to do?

For sometime, I've simply not caved to her particular taste buds.  In considering our water's taste, especially in comparison to the less than aromatic well water at my parents country estate, I simply thought the Diva was  being unnecessarily stubborn.  That is, until I had an opportunity to take the ZeroWater® Challenge!


The ZeroWater® website allows visitors to check the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) count of the water in their area by zip code.  Inputting our own zip code, we discovered:

Your TDS Score is = 339


(Yikes!  Perhaps the Teen Diva is onto something!)



What are Total Dissolved Solids?
The combined content of all inorganic and organic substances contained in a liquid that are present in a molecular, ionized or microgranular suspended form ~ Wikipedia




While our water score is certainly below the EPA maximum allowable score of 500, the FDA recommends a level of 000.


ZeroWater® Pitcher

With an opportunity to both directly test our tap water, as well as appease the Teen Diva and provide my family with pure, safe drinking water, I was thrilled to have been given an opportunity to test the ZeroWater® Pitcher.  Using the TDS meter that is included in the ZeroWater® Pitcher kit, we found our tap water tested at 229.  Certainly better than the average of 339 reported for our area, but still a far cry from the FDA's recommendation of 000.

Putting together the ZeroWater® Pitcher was quick and easy.  Simply screw in the supplied 5 stage filter and fill with tap water.  Retesting the water, after it was automatically filtered by the pitcher, the TDS meter registered at 000!  Even better, our water connoisseur, the Teen Diva, reported the filtered water was "the best I've ever tasted"!  Winning!


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 Total Dissolved Solids meter included. ZeroWater: Advanced water filtration.
The ZeroWater® Pitcher is just slightly taller than our full size plastic juice pitchers, but still fits easily into the taller shelf of our refrigerator!  This Mom loves the generous size of the 10 Cup pitcher, but appreciates the narrow design that doesn't commandeer a large area in the refrigerator.  Thoughtfully designed, this model allows users to pour the filtered water or dispense from an easy spout system, straight from the refrigerator!

More Benefits and Savings from ZeroWater®
Beyond the naturally eco-friendly benefits of clean, crisp and safe drinking water straight from our refrigerator to replace disposable water bottles, this Mom appreciates that the conscientious design of the 5 Stage Filter System for the ZeroWater® Pitcher.  While the life of each filter varies, depending on use and tap water TDS score, the average life is approximately 22 gallons.   

  • ZeroWater® makes it easy to stay in supply of the necessary filters while being kind to the Earth, through their filter recycling program!  You'll receive a $10 coupon for every two filters you recycle!


***SPECIAL OFFER***
That's What She Said readers are invited to use an exclusive coupon code to save on ZeroWater® 10 cup Pitcher systems!  Save 30 % now with code MC30 at the ZeroWater® website!

***GIVEAWAY***
ZeroWater® is generously offering That's What She Said readers an opportunity to win their own 10 Cup ZeroWater® Pitcher system!  TWO WILL WIN this system which includes pitcher, filter and TDS meter, valued at $34.99!   

This giveaway is open to residents of US, 18+ and will end on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:01am EST.  Please note: Winners will be notified by email and must respond by 12:00 noon EST!

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GOOD LUCK!

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.  The opinions above are honest and of my own experiences.  Some information and images sourced from various ZeroWater® online sites.  Sponsor is responsible for shipping prizes.  Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ are not involved in, nor responsible for this giveaway in any fashion.

72 comments :

Sue C. said...

2 scores near me were 298 and 399 - yuk!

jill24295 said...

My score was 223.
jill24295@yahoo.com

jill24295 said...

I like that Zero Water pitcher is the only one certified to remove both lead and chromium.
jill24295@yahoo.com

blue65829 said...

I am at 204
blue65829 at aol dot com

wildcat32 said...

The TDS score in my area is 138.

monster6236@gmail.com

rachel b. said...

my score was 131

clc408 said...

My reading was 541

clc408 said...

I learned that Zero Water uses Ion Exchange Technology as opposed to simple carbon only

kyl neusch said...

was 213

Ashley S said...

My score was .66 (zip - 15601)

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Julie said...

My NYC score was 42. @jpark107

Brenda said...

in nj. i am inbetween a 97 and a 235.. so i don't know where i really stand

Brenda said...

in nj i am between a 97 and a 235, so i don't know where i really stand

Kelly N. said...

Visit the ZeroWater® website and take the ZeroWater® Challenge. Share your score via a comment on the blog post

mine is 220...kelly nicholson

Kelly N. said...

Explore the ZeroWater® website and leave a blog post comment telling me something you learned and why it is important to you or a product you'd love to try and why!

i learned how dirty my water is..i already knew though

fozzy331 said...

My score was 514

TheresaJenkins said...

310 score

BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com said...

mine was 236
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Ashlee Ostrander said...

166

Anonymous said...

My reading was 396!!
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

ellie said...

Mine was 197.

Suzie Williams said...

Ours was 263!

Annette Doggett said...

It was 148!

rj7777 said...

Mine was 66!! I can't believe it since I have heard bad things about our water. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

rj7777 said...

I learned they have an area to sign up for coupons which I did. I learned this is great to get rid of lead. I think this is the best water filter out there. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

dfraley3 said...

384!!
I really need this pitcher!!
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Daniel M said...

says ours is 97 - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

jlafount said...

49 score in town

Tamar said...

No score for my area.

Jessica said...

210!

jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

ard1977 said...

Ours is 336! Way to high! Thanks! arden0123@yahoo dot com

myfolly said...

Mine is 320

Wanda McHenry
wbailey113@hotmail.com

smilekisses said...

187 in my area.
dolniaks at consolidated dot net

Cindy M said...

TDS score for our area is 310.
writer61@yahoo.com

Debbie C said...

Mine is 254.

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

Diane52 said...

Ouch my score is 399
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

kathy pease said...

my TDS Score is = 295

Harold D said...

122, not too bad.

tannerboyle12@hotmail.com

Chisum Crew said...

256 out this way. Rafflecopter: happi shopr

Susan R said...

My area is 626...is that even possible!?!? It certainly isn't allowable...Ewwww.

polarblueeyes at yahoo dot com

Tyler said...

I would love to win one.

chad d said...

mine is 168

S Carter said...

My scores near me were 54 and 56 in ATL

scarter305 at aol dot com

Jennifer Paige said...

54 in Central Oregon. That's some good water!

JD said...

132

jdmimi at gmail dot com

laurasloves said...

Our area is 190.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Kat said...

I got 114

Maria B. said...

our TDS is: 156

Thanks!
riadeliza823@ymail.com

ferriz said...

263 over here.

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Harriett said...

No reading for my area.

Harriett said...

I would love to try this because i love to drink water, even if it is tap. I want to drink the best drinking water!

amy16323 said...

mine is 345
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

elizabeth p said...

Ours is 205, but work is 259. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Scott D said...

201 is my reading for my zipcode

mverno said...

they do not rate my zip code area
mverno@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

My score was 82.

Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

Hotsnotty2 said...

My score was 69

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

missrantsypants said...

240 near me,.


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
Melanie Montgomery

Ms Penny Pincher said...

The TDS reading in my area is 68!

Betty C said...

The rating nearest me is 320.
willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Betty C said...

I learned I can buy the ZeroWater pitcher at WalMart.
willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

brich2222 said...

64 in zip 27103
brich22 at earthlink dot net

Julie said...

mine was 179 seems high to me
hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

Mine was 139...not too terrible, but could be better!

wowknk at gmail dot com

ShellieAndBrutus said...

294
fatmeatloaf1@gmail.com

barblong said...

My TDS Reading is 122.

longbarb1@aol.com

Gianna said...

230

Gaines7 said...

Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. My 'TDS' reading was 240. I lkearned how the Zero water pitcher filters sediment, chlorine and various other harmful from things out of water.
gainessimmons@aol.com

mightynaynay said...

no reading for my reading.
mightynaynay(at)cs.com

Paige said...

No scores in my area, i would love to be the first though!

daveshir2005 said...

My reading is 164.

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emergency dental care said...

More health products like this have to be supplied. It does good for the environment.

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