Zero Water Competing Technology/Product Comparisons
Q. Water already filtered at municipality – why do I need
A. Even if a municipality were able to clean water to the extent that ZeroWater®
does, the water can pick up chemicals on its way from the treatment plant to the
faucet, which gives tap water that typical taste. ZeroWater® tastes crisp and refreshing.
Q. ZeroWater® vs. bottled water quality
A. ZeroWater® filters produce the only filtered water that meets the FDA definition
for TDS in purified bottled water. So you get purified-quality water without the
plastic bottles or the high cost. ZeroWater® unit, can cost as little as 50 cents
per gallon to have purified-quality water.
Q. I have well water. Do I need your system?
A. If you have well water, it is the owner's responsibility to have the well inspected
and tested for a variety of substances including microbiological contaminants. Once
the well has been approved for drinking, ZeroWater® works with well water the same
way it does with any other tap water.
Q. ZeroWater® filters vs. other pitcher filters
* It is a 5 stage filter which is more comprehensive.
* Ion Exchange Technology as opposed to simple carbon only
* Removes virtually of all detectable dissolved solids
Q. ZeroWater® vs. Reverse Osmosis (RO)
A. ZeroWater® filters produce water that is a similar purity level to that produced
from an RO system. Our systems also don't waste any water and operate based on gravity.
In addition, they do not need to be installed into your plumbing.
Q. ZeroWater® vs. Distilled water
A. People usually say that distilled water can taste flat whereas ZeroWater® is
described as crisp and refreshing. Distillation also requires electricity and takes
hours to treat water.
Q. ZeroWater® vs. Softeners
A. Water softening systems exchange sodium or potassium with calcium to avoid calcium
buildup and allow soaps to lather better. They are not meant to improve the taste
of drinking water.
Q. Pets/people need distilled for health reasons – is this
the same quality?
A. Our water gives you the same quality as distilled, without the electricity or
hassle of transporting the water home from the store.
Q. Does well/spring water cause shorter filter life vs. "city"
A. The life of the filter depends on the TDS going in, not whether your water is
from a well, a spring, or a municipality. Before using your well water with our
system, be sure to have it tested.
Q. Microbiological/bacteria – Reverse Osmosis vs. ZeroWater®
A. Unless your RO unit is specifically designed for bacteria with something like
a UV light or an ozone generator, your RO membrane will quickly be fouled with a
bacteria biofilm if you have a bacteria problem. The ZeroWater® systems currently
sold do not have the capability to remove bacteria.
Q. I do notice a lack of taste in our RO water, but what is
it that I would be tasting in your water other than dissolved solids that were not
A. Our water is best compared to double distilled water, minus the distilled water
"flat" taste. A lot of our customers say our water has no taste. You should only
be tasting H20.