For Father’s Day Give the Gift of ZeroWater

Searching for the perfect gift for your dad on Father’s Day? Have you considered ZeroWater as the perfect choice for your dad on this special occasion? The filtered water from ZeroWater filtration pitchers is the only filtered water that meets the FDA definition for purified bottled water.  That means that you will get clean, pure water every time you drink from these products. What is the added benefit of drinking purified water? Drinking pure water that has removed the harmful contaminants and bacteria in it will ensure that your health can stay intact longer.  Yet, there is another reason to choose ZeroWater Filtration pitchers. According to Robert Roney Vice President of Sales for ZeroWater:

“…all our pitchers and dispensers are BPA Free. We also have a recycle program for our filters.  Consumers can send in their exhausted/used filters and ZeroWater recycles the plastic and regenerates the resins in the filter. In return for sending the filter back to be recycled ZeroWater sends the consumer a coupon worth $10.00 off their next filter purchase.”

Clearly, buying ZeroWater has its benefits not just for your health, but for your wallet as well. To make things even better, ZeroWater is offering a free replacement filter with the purchase of selected ZeroWater pitchers. This Father’s Day promotion runs from June 1st- June 15th only or while supplies last. Now extended through June 22nd or while supplies last. That’s more bang for your buck. Read below for more details on some exciting ZeroWater products and offers.

The ZeroWater 23-Cup Water Filtration Pitcher is a patented 5-Stage Dual-Ion Exchange filtration system that includes a filter, has a 23-cup capacity dispenser and a TDS meter. The TDS Meter (which stands for Total Dissolved Solids) will show you anything that is dissolved in your water and can also be used to let you know when it is time to change your filter.  This water filtration pitcher will remove virtually all dissolved solids from your water, providing you with great tasting drinking water. With the purchase of this pitcher you will receive a FREE ZeroWater Replacement Filter Cartridge that is easy to install, meets FDA requirements and reduces mercury, lead, chlorine taste and unpleasant odors. This offer is only good through June 22nd or while supplies last so act quickly.

The ZeroWater 8-Cup Water Filtration Pitcher is the only water filter pitcher to achieve the required FDA TDS level in purified bottled water to reach 000-010 ppm. To ensure that water passes through the filter and not around the filter, the filter assembly is located underneath the water pitcher. This ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher is a cost-effective alternative with high contaminant removal. Through June 15th, with the purchase of this filter you will also receive a FREE ZeroWater Replacement Filter Cartridge. This water filter was recently named a “Filter that really works” in Good Housekeeping Magazine and appeared on the Today Show. Through testing done by the GH Research Institute, this ZeroWater 8-Cup Filtration pitcher was found to remove at least 95% of estrone, PFOA, PFOS and ibuprofren.

The ZeroWater Cooler Bottle Filtration System is a water filter pitcher that fits most standard coolers and eliminates the need for expensive bottled water deliveries. It includes an independent TDS meter for measuring clean water quality. With the purchase of this filtration system you will receive a FREE ZeroWater Replacement Filter Cartridges- 2pack. This offer ends June 22nd or while supplies last.

Remember, in an effort to prevent water bottles from being thrown into the trash or landfills, ZeroWater offers a recycling program that recycles their filter cartridges from U.S. customers. This Father’s Day why not give your dad the gift of clean, pure water? This Father’s Day, give the gift of ZeroWater.

“Does Filters Fast carry filters that remove pharmaceuticals in tap water?”

It’s a question we’ve been bombarded with since yesterday morning, when the Associated Press published an article stating that United States manufacturers and drugmakers have legally released 271 million or more pounds of pharmaceuticals into water sources that often provide drinking water.
During this “PharmaWater” investigation, the AP identified 22 compounds present in drinking water. Included in these compounds are such chemicals as lithium, antibiotics, sedatives, mood stabilizers, sex hormones, skin-bleaching cream and chemicals used to combat head lice and worms.
Yet while drugmakers and manufacturers are certainly responsible for a large portion of the pharmaceuticals in our water, consumers of the pharmaceuticals are just as responsible for depositing pharmaceuticals back into the water supply. After taking these pharmaceuticals, consumers excrete the unabsorbed remainders into the toilet, where they enter the water supply. Flushing drugs down the toilet is a more direct way of doing this, and one that is surprisingly common.
Perhaps the only thing scarier than all of these pharmaceuticals in our drinking water is that there is currently no filter that removes pharmaceuticals from tap water. While companies are currently working on filters that remove pharmaceuticals from water, none do as of yet. Some theorize that filters using activated carbon may work, as the carbon has been shown to capture organic substances that may be found in pharmaceuticals. But as of now, the testing for pharmaceuticals is too insufficient to say whether or not this is the case.
So while we cannot say for certain whether these filters remove pharmaceuticals, we can say that many of our filters do remove contaminants that we know can be harmful to your health, such as arsenic, lead, chlorine, cysts, total dissolved solids, toxic heavy metals and bacteria.
Give us a call to discuss your specific filtration needs. Better yet, consider purchasing one of our many home testing kits, which will tell you exactly what is in your water (again, except for pharmaceuticals).
Then, when you know what’s in your water, give us a call and we’ll suggest a filter that will remove the undesired contaminants.

Nature’s Four Favorite Filters

With filter media like Manganese Greensand, KDF 55 and granular activated charcoal, it’s easy to think of water filtration as consisting entirely of strange, manmade materials, plastics and polymers that purify your water using space age technology. These filter medias are then connected to other technological devices, such as kitchen sinks, refrigerators, pools, spas and showers. Water filtration, the hallmark of 21st century scientific achievement.
Of course, this is hardly the case. Water filtration is a natural and integral part of life, and it’s a process aided by a variety of animals and natural materials. The Earth has many natural methods of water filtration, and humankind has also used natural materials to purify water for thousands of years.
Now I present to you, without further ado, “Nature’s Four Favorite Filters“:
Plants: Especially in Wetland areas, plants naturally filter the water in which they exist. Such plants move carbon dioxide through the water while also adding oxygen. In addition, many rid ponds and bogs of toxic metals and allow for the growth of beneficial bacteria. Water lettuce and water hyacinth are both particularly absorptive plants, and have even been used as pre-filters to waste water treatment systems.
Sand: More than 2,000 years ago, the Greeks and Romans used sand to filter the water of their bathhouses and pools. This technique is still used today to capture dirt and larger sediment, as it filters particles between 25-50 microns in size.
Oysters: Oysters are filter feeders that consume many harmful pollutants while feeding. An adult oyster can filter as much as 60 gallons of water a day. That’s more than most reverse osmosis systems. In many contaminated waters, oyster reefs are constructed to purify the water in a natural way.
Coconut: When a coconut ripens, the water inside hardens into the white flesh that we all know as coconut. In the months before this happens, however, water is purified in the unripe coconut as it is passed between many fibers and kept sterile inside the nut. The result? A liquid brimming with electrolytes and second only to water itself in terms of purity. There is a reason many of today’s water filters employ a coconut carbon block.
While water purification is indeed a natural occurrence, many contaminants found in water can hardly be described as such. The problem, of course, is that all the plants, sand, oysters and coconuts in the world could not rid the world of some of the chemicals found in your water. But by using modern filters that use some of nature’s best filters, like sand and coconut, we can restore water to a more pure and natural state.