Everyone prefers bottled water to tap. I know I do. Especially since moving into our apartment. This is the first time I’ve ever *avoided* drinking water straight out of the tap. It’s just gross here. Its so bad that a regular tap attachment filter or pitcher type filter just doesn’t do the job. The water still tastes “dirty”.
But do you ever feel guilty about all that plastic that goes along with bottled water? We do our part by buying 1 gallon jugs and refilling them weekly down at the grocery store. We’ll reuse the same jugs for about a month and then buy 4 new ones. But I don’t really even trust that water – I mean, I don’t know the last time it was serviced or the filter changed or *if* it even *has* a filter for that matter!
So what, exactly, are the “yuckies” that your tap water could contain? Commonly you will find lead, parasitic cysts, non-pathogenic micro-organisms and unpleasant levels of chlorine. But did you know that bottled water is typically no safer or healthier than tap water? Whats even worse is that chemicals can even leach from plastic bottles into the water inside.
Back in July, I had the wonderful opportunity to try out the Zuvo Water Filtration System and LOVED it. I’ve actually since found another awesome way to use it – while traveling!! This puppy is just perfect to take on weekend trips with you because it can attach to almost any sink. Now we don’t have to buy bottled water because we can just take our Zuvo and make our own in the condo or hotel room. LOVE IT!
Zuvo’s patented Puration process uses nature’s own cleansing process right in your kitchen. It treats non-pathogenic organisms, taste and odor contaminants, and also reduces aesthetic chlorine, lead, and tiny particulates. Plus, you only need to change the filter every 6 months = 2 times a year. Compare that to typical pitcher based systems where the average family will go thru about 25 filters a year! Zuvo will even help you recycle their filters!
So let’s start out with installation
The smartly-designed Zuvo Water Filtration System will work in any kitchen, either above or under the counter.
How Does it Work? (excerpt from www.Zuvowater.com)
The Zuvo Water Filtration System uses a patented five-step process to produce clean, healthy, great tasting water…just the way nature intended!
Step 1: Ozonation
In nature, ozone is generated by lightning and cleans the air where rainwater forms. The Zuvo mixes ozone with incoming tap water to treat taste and odor contaminants and improve taste. Like chlorine, ozone is a powerful oxidizer. Unlike chlorine, ozone leaves no chemical residue.
Step 2: Ultraviolet Light
The ozone saturated water is flooded with high-intensity UV light – the same as the solar energy that cleans water in the upper atmosphere.
Step 3: Photo-oxidation
The Zuvo Water Filtration System combines UV and ozone in a patented process known as photo-oxidation which releases powerful oxidizers to further treat the water.
Step 4: filtration with lead removal
Pure spring water is created by passing through fine particles in the earth. Zuvo uses the same principle by passing water through a Class 1 Particulate Reduction Filter, reducing chlorine taste and odor, lead, and tiny particulates.
Step 5: post-filtration UV
The filtered water is again exposed to high-intensity UV light as it leaves the Zuvo Water Filtration System, ensuring that you get clean, healthy, great tasting water…just the way nature intended!
So What Does All This Come Down To?
I’ll put it as simply as I can. My tap water tastes like pooh. After using the Zuvo Water Filtration System, it tastes great! I was soooo skeptical before I got it. I seriously thought nothing could help my tap water. But it really does taste great! I am so pleased with the unit and wish I had known about it sooner. Oh well, all those times we lugged 4 or 5 gallon jugs of water back from the grocery store were much needed exercise, right? :) That what Ben keeps telling me!
Wanna win it?
Zuvo Water has generously offered a giveaway for one lucky Crazy Coupon Mommy or Sisterly Savings reader to win!
One Zuvo Water Filtration System – your choice of over or under mount installation unit (up to $329.99 value) *PLUS* if you submit a video review to Zuvo (via YouTube) after receiving your prize, they will send you 3 years worth of filters for free! (=6 filters = $179.94 value!!)
How do I enter?
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Contest will end 1/6/2011 at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be chosen randomly via computer using “And the Winner is…” WordPress Plugin or Random.org. Winner will be notified by a blog post (so be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so that you don’t miss the winner announcement!). Winner must respond within 48 hours or another random winner will be chosen. Winner also must agree to submitting a video to CCM within 2 weeks after receiving their chosen bounce house.
Many thanks to Zuvo Water who provided me with product for the purpose of this review, as well as one to giveaway to a randomly selected winner. I was not required to write a positive review and no other type of compensation was received. My reviews are always 100% honest and 100% my own.