If you’re wondering which water filter jug removes the most contaminants before you invest in your very own water filter jug, this is the article for you! In this article we will detail what you should consider when it comes to choosing the best water filter jug, as well as how our ZeroWater filter jugs work and what contaminants they can remove. For all the ins and outs of water filter jugs, you can depend on ZeroWater.
Water filter jugs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which can make the selection process confusing and overwhelming. We want to give you a better understanding about the different options available which will help you decide which jug is right for your home.
Water filter jugs use a variety of methods to remove impurities from water.
Therefore, firstly we suggest you consider what type of filtration suits you.
One of the most common types is carbon filtration. This type of filtration uses carbon’s porous consistency to absorb water and remove contaminants. It’s especially effective at removing chlorine, pesticides, and solvents. However, it’s not particularly effective at removing heavy metals, such as nitrates, sodium, and fluorine, water.
Reverse osmosis filtration uses a semipermeable membrane that allows water molecules to pass through it while preventing impurities from passing through. Reverse osmosis systems use multiple filters, making them effective at removing chemical contaminants like copper and lead and hard metals, such as calcium, arsenic, and mercury, but they will not remove certain herbicides and pesticides. Because they use multiple filters, reverse osmosis systems require strong water pressure to force the water through the system’s multiple filters and membranes which may cost you more money in the long run.
Gravity water filters work by filtering water as it passes through a filter to drop from the upper basin of a pitcher to the lower basin. They include charcoal to filter out harmful chemicals and ion exchange resin that captures heavy metals. The best gravity filters remove contaminants such as lead, chlorine, pesticides, and even heavy metals.
Mixed media filtration systems use multiple types of filtration in a single cylinder or container. Filters ranging from gravity pitchers to reverse osmosis systems feature multiple stages to remove different kinds of contaminants.
It is our mission at ZeroWater to create the best water filters on the market in Britain, while keeping them affordable.
All of our water filters benefits from our unique and premium ZeroWater filtration system, which combines FIVE sophisticated technologies that work together to reduce virtually all dissolved solids found in your local water supply.
The result is great-tasting water, straight from the tap, and the only pour-through filter jug on the market that’s certified by the NSF to reduce both Lead and Chromium.
Our 5 stage filter system are guaranteed to outperform any other simplistic 2 stage filter on the market such as Brita filters. 2 stage filters only contain Activated Carbon and Ion Exchange Resin, meaning around half of all the dissolved solids will still remain and the taste will not be as pure as what ZeroWater filters can provide.
- Stage 1 – This stage consists of a Coarse Filter Screenwhich serves to filter out fine particles and sediment.
- Stage 2 – The next stage is a Foam Distributorwhich disperses the water evenly across the entire width of filter. This efficiently uses the filter medium which increases the filters longevity as well as its ability to remove more contaminants.
- Stage 3 – Multi-layer Activated Carbon & Oxidation Reduction Alloy. The Carbon filters out many different contaminants and improves the taste of your water. The oxidation alloy reduces chlorine and other heavy metals plus, it keeps mould from forming when the filter is moist.
- Stage 4 – Dual Comprehensive Ion Exchange Resinuses negative and positive dual bed ion exchange resin to strip foreign ions from the water molecules and return them to a pure state.
- Stage 5 – Finally, the Ultra-fine Screen & on-woven Membrane Layersremove the last bits of ultra-fine particles.
Choose a Type of Water Filter Jug that Fits Your Family & Life Style:
Water filter jugs: Water filter jugs often use a carbon filter to remove contaminants from water. They have a basin at the top of the jug to fill with tap water. Gravity makes the water run through the filter, filling the lower part of the jug in about 10 minutes. These jugs are not only the most affordable water filtration option, they’re also easy to use. ZeroWater’s jugss utilise an advanced 5 stage filter as well as Ready-Pour® technology which means you don’t have to wait for your water to be filtered before you can pour out a delicious glass. Therefore by investing in a ZeroWater jug you are getting more bang for your buck as well as a useful and stylish design.
All ZeroWater’s Jugs are Portable: Portable water filtration systems, often used by families of avid campers and backpackers, consist of a hand-operated pump that draws water into one end and pushes it through a series of carbon and microfiber filters before expelling purified water at the other end.
Dispenser: A dispenser such as ZeroWater’s 20 cup water filter dispenser holds more than enough water for your family and friends. Our Ready-Pour® technology ensures that you will never run out of water. No more waiting for your water to filter before you can enjoy a refreshing, contaminant free glass of water. The 20 cup water filter dispenser, along with all ZeroWater® water jugs and dispensers, comes with a 5-stage filtration system designed to deliver pure-tasting water whenever you want it.
You Need a Water Filter Jug that will Improve Your Tap Water Quality:
While your city’s water treatment plant removes many harmful chemicals that can make you sick, they can’t catch everything.
Home water filtration systems offer an additional layer of water purification by reducing a wide range of contaminants, including:
- Organic compounds
- Harmful heavy metals such as lead and copper
Keep in mind that not all water filters will remove every type of impurity. When shopping for a water filter, pay attention to the kinds of contaminants it can and cannot reduce.
What Contaminants are Reduced by ZeroWater Filters & Jugs?
Our filters are ‘NSF Certified’ to reduce 97% of Lead and 99.9% of Chromium, and they are third party tested to reduce: 96% of Mercury, 99% of Uranium, 97% of Asbestos, and 93% of Arsenic, among other many other contaminants which are detailed on our website.
Therefore, by filtering your water it will be purer than regular tap water, making sure your family is as hydrated and healthy as possible at all times.
Our filters are a cheaper, more efficient and more environmentally friendly solution than bottled water. For example our 6 and 7 cup filters jugs retail at just £24.99, it’s a long term (as it will last for up to 150 litres), useful and cost effective investment.
- 7 ZeroWater 7 CUP – 1.7L JUG – £24.99
ZeroWater’s 7 Cup Ready Pour™ Water Filtration Jug adheres to your active lifestyle! The 7-cup water filtration jug is designed specifically to fit snuggly in standard UK fridge doors. This jug features an ergonomic, space-saving design perfect for mini-fridges or for users who prefer a lightweight jug, as well as featuring a non-slip grip handle for ease of use.
Moreover it is of its kind to have a sealed lid and reservoir, making it possible to pour water that has already been filtered without spilling water that’s still filtering.
- ZEROWATER 10 CUP ROUND / 2.3L JUG – £34.99
ZeroWater’s 10 Cup Round Water Filtration Jug with Ready-Pour™ technology is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
The round space saving design fits perfectly on your counter, bar or in french door refrigerators. The curved comfort grip handle makes for an easy pour.
Thus ZeroWater provides a variety of styles, shapes and sized in order to suit your family’s needs and desires.
- STAINLESS STEEL 11 CUP / 2.5L JUG – £49.99
ZeroWater’s 11-cup water filter jug features a stylish Stainless Steel accent. The jug also features our trade-mark Ready-Pour™ technology to allow the dispensing of water while the reservoir continues to filter.
- ZEROWATER 30 CUP / 7.1L DISPENSER – £49.99
ZeroWater’s 30 Cup Water Filtration Dispenser featuring Ready-Pour™ technology is the largest capacity filtered dispenser on the UK market. The compact design includes an accessible one-hand, push and pour spout that allows you to dispense water into your cup or favourite water bottle without any lifting. The 30 Cup Water Filtration Dispenser is perfect for in home or small office usage. The 5-stage filter transforms your tap water into delicious, contaminant free drinking water.