I received an Aquagear Tap Water Filter Pitcher at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
One of the most important things we could ever have is clean drinking water. A lot of us take for granted the ability to even have water whenever we please. Unfortunately, you don’t even need to travel far to experience what it’s like to be without this necessity. Take for example, the water crisis that happened in Flint, Michigan. That is why I am so happy to partner with Aquagear to tell my readers all about their amazing water filtration system.
After many years of testing, Aquagear has been proven to be the industry leader when removing harmful contaminants commonly found in municipal tap water. The contaminants include, but are not limited to, chlorine (99.99%), lead (97.5%), fluoride (90%), mercury (99.6%), trihalomethanes (99.99%) DDT (98.8%), and Chromium-6 (99.87%). You can even check out their website to review their Testing Certificates and their raw data from their most recent test completed in October 2015. I appreciate that their results came from an accredited, independent and ISO 17025 certified lab.
Aquagear even put their pitcher to the test in Flint, Michigan and reported back on their findings in this alarming, yet informative video. Click here watch the 3 minute video. The video shows how the water was tested from residents’ homes and what the lead levels were and how even copper was found in the water. Then, after filtering the water through the Aquagear pitcher, the levels were now, “Not Detected”. Wow!
Everyone has heard of the leading filtration pitcher (starts with a “B” and ends with an “a”), but if you watch Aquagear’s side-by-side comparison videos, you will be shell-shocked! Everyone needs to see these videos, because you need to know what you are ingesting. It’s awful to think that people have been trying to protect themselves and their family from harmful substances in their tap water by buying these filters, only to see how they fail. Interesting fact: Aquagear removes 2000% more contaminants than the above-mentioned company!
You can check out these videos on their YouTube channel here: Test with Dirt & Gatorade Test. You will be speechless, as the difference in filtration becomes readily apparent within seconds of the test starting! I was actually horrified with the results of the leading brand. If everyone knew this… there is no way they would continue to be the leading brand. It’s time to shake things up people!
I had the pleasure of receiving an Aquagear pitcher for my own testing. Sure, I don’t have a lab for independent analysis to help me in my personal study. But I am the average mom, looking for a healthy substitute for contaminant-laden tap water.
Setting up the pitcher was a breeze with 3 easy steps. First you attach or hold the Flushing Assembly to your faucet and run cold water for 2 minutes at low pressure. Helpful hint: If the water seeps up onto the red ring, just slow down the water flow.
Secondly, unscrew the Flushing Assembly and store in a safe place, then screw the Filter Cartridge onto the Reservoir. You can use the Flushing Assembly again, if perhaps the water flow slows down. This will re-flush the filter.
The last step is to fill the pitcher from your faucet. The easy fill opening at the top of the pitcher will open automatically as the water pressure will push it down. That’s all there is to it!
Now that your tap water has filtered through, it’s time to check out the results and do a taste test! I was definitely happy with the results! Clean, clear water that has been through an amazing filtration system to rid it of a huge list of harmful contaminants! How could that not be good?! My family and I absolutely feel safer drinking water that has been run through our Aquagear pitcher!
Another wonderful thing about Aquagear, is that for every filter product that is sent to your door, they provide six months of clean drinking water to someone in need. They have partnered with Thirst Relief International to bring water aid to Uganda, Cameroon, and Tanzania. Helping others never tasted so good. ::wink::
More Important Facts about Aquagear:
- 100% Lifetime Guarantee – If your filter pitcher ever breaks, they will replace it free of charge!
- Aquagear pitcher reservoir holds a half-gallon of water and the capacity of the filter pair is 150 gallons.
- The average life cycle of a filter is 6 months (which is 3x longer than the competitor filters). If you desire, you can subscribe to Aquagear’s subscription plan and they will send you one every 6 months.
- The filters are recyclable and manufactured in the USA at an ISO 14000 facility.
- 100% BPA-free, 100% FDA approved food grade, anti-microbial materials.
- Meets and exceeds NSF Standards, 42 and 53 for contaminant reduction.
Connect: Find out more about Aquagear by visiting their website. Then make sure you “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
Buy It: Click here to purchase the Aquagear Filter Pitcher.