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Hello! My name is Will, and today I’ll be taking over a product review on Dungarees & Donuts. Let’s be honest, filtered water is considered a luxury to a majority of people. I’ve never felt the need for a water filter, and I’ve honestly never considered owning one. It can be quite expensive to maintain one. I’ll be taking a look at the Zerowater filter that is capable of creating 2.8 litres of purified water that can reduce lead and other nasties in your tap water with a 5 level filter. Let’s see if a water filter is really worth it or not. Is this really the purest tasting water? Let’s go!
What’s in our tap water?
To put it all in simple terms, the tap water we drink contains things which can be harmful to our bodies. Water companies add chlorine to disinfect our water supply, however, they only add the tiniest amount meaning it won’t actually harm you. It’s mainly done to keep pipelines clean of any contaminations. Water companies are required to keep their supplies and public supplies of water clean.
I’ve mentioned that chlorine is present in our water supply, but sometimes there are other things in the water. You’ve probably heard of fluoride, it’s used in things like toothpaste and mouthwash, it’s good for your teeth as it helps tooth enamel. There’s a downside to fluoride and that too much of it can be toxic to humans, it’s known to be a cause of a number of health conditions. In some parts of the world fluoride actually is a natural part of the tap water, in some places, it’s purposely added.
Of course, all the nitty-gritty stuff from the pipes can also get carried along in your tap water. Things like rust, dust, sand, dirt etcetera. Things like these aren’t really bad for you because the amount will literally be particles, but it can be a little unsettling to know what’s in your water. There’s more to list and I recommend having a read up.
So, what can we do?
You can use a water filter to clean your water. I was lucky enough to try the ZeroWater filter, I’ve never used a water filter like this before, so needless to say I was a little clueless at first.
The box has this little stick device which you can stick into the water and it gives you a reading of the quality of the water. To my understanding, a reading of 000-001 is perfectly filtered water, and the household average tap water should be in the 200-300 range. Anything higher than that is not fully clean water for drinking.
Did it work?
Yes! The filtered water did actually have a reading of 000-001 so I’m glad the purifier actually worked. I had my doubts initially, but I was surprised to see it worked! The picture above shows the different readings from the unfiltered tap water to filtered water. I tested a few different bottled glasses of water from different brands, the meter reads around 130/200 which is the typical UK household water purity reading.
Is it worth it?
I wouldn’t go as far as to call this an essential product, it’s good to be aware that your tap water might contain some nasties and the water does taste so much better.
But maybe you’d want to switch to filtered water for health reasons? That’s perfectly fine and there’s definitely some good health benefits to drinking water from a device like this one. Just because I view this product as being unnecessary doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. It tastes cleaner and it gives your tap water that fresh bottled water taste.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check out some of my other reviews on Dungarees & Donuts.