>> Monday, August 2, 2010
Filtering my water has always been important to me- for taste, my health, and the health of the planet. I like the taste of filtered water so much better. I can always taste the chlorine when it is not filtered. I have been using a counter pitcher filtration system for years but always really wanted a better quality filter. That is why I was so excited to find Zuvo. The Zuvo Water Filtration System (aka The Zuvo Water Purator) is an eco-friendly solution making tap water safe for the whole family to drink.
Filtered water is better for the planet and your wallet.
Did you know that bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year? According to Food and Water Watch, that plastic requires up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce! And while the plastic used to bottle beverages is of high quality and in demand by recyclers, over 80 percent of plastic bottles are simply thrown into trash. In fact, 60 million plastic water bottles that end up in our landfills every day. What's more, skipping the plastic saves you money! Over time, Zuvo costs a fraction of what you'll spend on bottled water or pitcher filters.
Filtered water is better for your health.
The President's anti-cancer panel has just released its annual report on "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risks What We Can Do Now" recommending that people use home water filtering devices to decrease exposure to cancer-causing agents. The report further points out that children are at special risk for cancers from environmental contaminants. The report states:
"Individual and families have many opportunities to reduce or eliminate chemical exposures, filtering home tap water or well water can decrease exposure to numerous known or suspected carcinogens or endocrine-disrupting chemicals."
As Zuvo puts it, "When it comes to your body, you should be drinking the healthiest water you can. The better the water, the healthier and fitter your body will be. Tap water may contain lead, parasitic cysts, non-pathogenic micro-organisms and unpleasant levels of chlorine - some of which can pose significant health risks to you and your family, while others make your water taste and smell bad. The truth is bottled water is typically no safer or healthier than tap water and chemicals can even leach from plastic bottles into water. With pitcher filters, your water is only as clean as the filter you use. Zuvo's patented Puration process uses nature's own cleansing process right in your kitchen. It treats non-pathogenic organisms, taste and odor contaminants, reduces aesthetic chlorine, lead, and tiny particulates. The result? Healthy, clean, great-tasting water right from your tap... Zuvo raises the bar for water purity and taste. (ranked #1 over Fiji, Aquafina, Brita, Pur, Aquapanna, Evian and Smart Water by the San Francisco Chronicle and Wine & Spirits Magazine)"
The Zuvo Water Purator™ uses a patented five-step process to produce clean, healthy, great tasting water...just the way nature intended!
Step 1: Ozonation
Step 2: Ultraviolet Light
Step 3: Photo-oxidation
Step 4: Lead removal
Step 5: Post-filtration UV
The smartly-designed Zuvo Water Purator™ fits in any kitchen... either above the counter or under the counter. The Zuvo Water Filtration System is elegantly designed and has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award for best new green products.
My Zuvo arrived well packaged and with clear instructions. For most faucets, installation is a simple process that just involves plugging it in and screwing it on to the tap. I, however, have a fancy new pull-out handle faucet so I had to get the Butler Tahiti Faucet Kit to install the Zuvo. It took a little more work but my husband followed the instructions and set it up for us. Now we can get filtered, healthy water on demand at a rate of 1/2 gallon per minute. Pretty cool! That is right, on demand! No need for me to refill the pitcher when I am done, or to wait for it to filter if I run out. I used to be really lazy about using filtered water in my pasta because I never had enough. Now I will never run out! I really love that! I also think it looks great! I love the actual Zuvo unit. It is really cool. My daughter likes to watch as you turn on the water and the stainless steel tube lights up the water swirls with bubbles in a blue UV light. The truth is I find it equally fun to watch the Zuvo work!
The Zuvo filter needs to be changed about every six months and a filter costs around $30.00. So that's about half what I was paying for my pitcher filters that needed to be changed once a month. The Zuvo Purator came with one filter in the unit already and if I registered my Zuvo, I will get a filter for free. (Note to self, don't forget!) I really love my new Zuvo and I am really excited to be able to offer one for as a giveaway to one lucky reader!
Zuvo is offering one Zuvo Water Purator in Black or Stainless Steel. Features Zuvo’s patented 5-Step UV/Ozone Cleansing Process. Includes activated carbon filter (installed), adapter/diverter for standard faucets, and owner’s manual. ($299.99 value)
Giveaway Dates: August 3- September 3, 2010 Midnight CST
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Zuvo did provide me with a filtration system in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions with others. I received no monetary compensation and opinions expressed are my own.