Okay, I’m going to confess right now, I thought you could only get good water from filtered water!!! Was I soooo wrong! I tried the Pur Water Filters and I tried the Zero Water Filters, paying anywhere from $18 for the double pack for Pur Filters to more than $30 for a 3 pack of the Zero Water Filters. And to think, I found that the Publix Purified Water is the BEST!!! Who would of thought $.69 cents for a gallon of Publix Purified water was it!
The Zero Water Filter lasted maybe 2 weeks because the water started tasting bad…the Pur Water Filter would last anywhere from 2 weeks to a month, give or take…but for the cost of the Zero water filter, and for the first 2 weeks or so, you got 001 TDS levels, it still didn’t work out in price. And the Pur Filters never came close to the lower TDS levels so…I did my test and guess what I found? The Publix Purified water was the Winner!
When I bought my Zero Water Pitcher, it came with a TDS Meter, a digital water tester that tests water quality. Here is what the water tester tests for:
The TDS meter helps put a number on what your taste buds already tell you about what’s in water. The higher the reading on the water, the more things dissolved in water. It shows the total number of detectable dissolved solids. Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) are the total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in units of mg per unit volume of water (mg/L), also referred to as parts per million (ppm). TDS is directly related to the purity of water and the quality of water purification systems and affects everything that consumes, lives in, or uses water, whether organic or inorganic, whether for better or for worse.
So here is my test that I conducted. The first test was tap water from my sink, the second was from my Pur Water Filter pitcher and the third was from a gallon of Publix purified water:
The Winner – Publix Purified Water!!!