For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to live in an area with drinkable tap water, the ZeroWater Z-Pitcher might be worth a look. While other filters leave contaminants such as lead, antibiotics, and perchlorates in your water, the Z-Pitcher uses a filtration system that removes nearly everything.
The Z-Pitcher system uses five stages of filtration to remove suspended solids, chlorine, and metals like lead, mercury and chromium.
Each $40 unit is styrofoam and BPA-free and uses 95% recycled materials. ZeroWater is also the first company to offer a recycling program for its filters (both the plastic cartridge and internal resins).
If you want to go the extra mile for water purity, ZeroWater also sells a TDS (total dissolved solids) meter that evaluates the purity of bottled, filtered, tap, and well water. I’d recommend buying the meter in conjunction with the filter unless you have a masochistic need to know just how filthy your water is before drinking it.
Photo Credit: ZeroWater
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