Put a Stopper in the Copper that is Contaminating YOUR Tap Water

Is Copper contaminating Your Tap Water?

Is Copper contaminating Your Tap Water?

Are you concerned about the amount of copper contaminating your tap water and the consequent potentially harmful effects of copper on your families health?
How does copper even get into tap water?
How can you tell there is a harmful amount of copper in YOUR drinking water?
And how can you protect your family by decreasing the copper levels in your water?

We at ZeroWater will answer your questions, soothe your anxieties and provide you with a practical defence against copper tainting your families water supply.

Is Copper contaminating Your Tap Water? The Urban water cycle

How does Copper get into My Tap Water?

While the overall levels of Copper in most surface and groundwater’s in Britain remain very low, your household could be vulnerable to higher and thus damaging levels of Copper if you live in a mining, farming or manufacturing area.

As well as this increased levels of copper can be found in your local water as industrial wastewater is often released into rivers and lakes, contaminating your water supply.

However the most common culprit for increased copper levels can be found in the many copper pipes used in our homes. Most of this tubing is still made of copper that can corrode. This corrosion can end up seeping into your drinking water. Too much copper in your drinking water can affect its taste quality and safety. When we ingest excess amount of copper it can cause health problems. It is therefore important to be aware, vigilant and take precautions against this contaminant if we find ourselves living in affected areas.

Is Copper contaminating Your Tap Water? The natural water cycle infographic

What are the Health Implications of too much Copper in My Tap Water?

Consumption of high levels of copper can cause adverse health effects such as:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gastric irritation
  • Long term exposure over months and years can cause liver damage.
  • It has also been suggested that infants may be particularly susceptible to liver toxicity as a result of exposure to high copper levels in water.

Therefore, you need to safeguard yourself and your children from the detrimental health effects of excess copper in your drinking water.

We at ZeroWater want to help protect you and your family from these health concerns and risks.

Is Copper contaminating Your Tap Water? Sustainable urban water cycle infographic

How to tell if there is too much Copper in My Water?

The standard for Copper adopted in Europe is 2 mg/L as stated by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Is Copper contaminating Your Tap Water? Drink more water, how much water to drink infographicCopper concentrations in tap water in Britain are usually low and successfully meet the EU and national standard of 2mg/L.

Regardless, it is important for you to know the signs that your water is contaminated with excess copper. Especially as in buildings with new copper pipework, concentrations can be higher than usual; particularly after periods in which the drinking water in the pipes is static, e.g. overnight or during a weekend.

  • A low levels copper contamination can stain your taps, pipes, basins, showers or toilets with a tell-tale blue/green blemish. This water will taste fine and is safe to drink.
  • However, water containing high level of copper contamination will taste unpleasantly metallic or bitter. This water may not be safe to drink. In those instances you should contact your drinking water provider for advice and information. You could also have the water professionally tested to determine if action is needed in your case.

An easy way to reduce such contaminants from your water to get purer tasting water and put your mind at ease is to invest in a ZeroWater water filter jug.

How can ZeroWater Help to Reduce the Levels of Copper Contamination in Your Tap Water?

ZeroWater is here to help!

When our filters were tested in accordance with the NSF’s protocol based on a 40 gallon filtration (double the rated usage), our filters remove up to  99% of Copper from your tap water!

Moreover, our filters are also NSF Certified to reduce up to 97% of Lead found in your drinking water. All our filters are third party tested to reduce up to 96% of Mercury, 99% of Uranium, 93% of Arsenic and 95% of Chlorine. You can find a more extensive list of which contaminant our filters remove here:What does ZeroWater Remove?

Sounds too good to be true right? Well you better believe it! We even offer a FREE Water Quality Meter with every product you order so you can test for yourself the astounding efficiency of our filters in reducing the contaminants in your tap water.

On top of this, our Premium 5-Stage Ion Exchange Water Filtration System outperforms and reduces more contaminants than any standard 2-Stage filter on the market such as Brita Filters. So, with all this in mind, we can only advise it would be wise if you would make an investment in the most effective, practical and reliable water filters on the market in Britain today.

Is Copper contaminating Your Tap Water? A ZeroWater water filter Jug in action

How do the ZeroWater water filters work?

The first layer of filtration in our 5-Stage water filters uses activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloys in order to remove the chlorine taste from your tap water.

The following Ion Exchange stage removes virtually all dissolved solids that may be left over from public water systems or even leached into your water from piping such as Copper, Aluminum, Lead, Zinc, Nitrate etc.

The additional 3 stages help to remove other contaminants thus ensuring your water is rigorously filtered in order to deliver a “000” reading on your water quality meter and give you the purest tasting drinking water possible.

To find out more details about how our Premium 5 Stage Ion Exchange water filters work or more about water filters in general, visit our comprehensive news article on this subject.

We at ZeroWater want to soothe your worries surrounding water contaminants such as Copper, while also reducing your families risk of health complications. Therefore, it is our mission to promote and make hydration and health achievable, practical and affordable for your family.

For the best filtered, contaminant free and purest tasting water, visit our shop to browse our incredibly cost effective deals. We offer a range of products from our premium 12-Cup Ready-Pour™ pitcher with ZeroWater Ion Exchange Water Filter (£39.99 retail value) to a handy ZeroWater Portable Travel & Sports Bottle with filter (£14.99 retail value) to make sure you are hydrated and protected from contaminants at home and on the go.

Let ZeroWater be your champion in the defence against contaminants!

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