Why you need to remove Total Dissolved Solids from your drinking water

Why you need to remove Total Dissolved Solids from your drinking water

August 15, 2022

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When was the last time you tested the water you are drinking? Did you know that they could be Total Dissolved Solids in your drinking water? Throughout the UK there are different results, for instance, some areas have scored well over 300 TDS, which is pretty bad.

Take a look at the information below to discover why you should be testing your drinking water for Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and how you can easily reduce the number using a Zerowater water filter.

Total Dissolved Solids, The Science Definition

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) are a measurement of compounds like minerals, salts, and organic compounds that are dissolved into the water through contact with rock and other surfaces. TDS can be made up of several different compounds (including but not limited to): calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium chloride, and sulphides (which are compounds frequently found in groundwater supplies). Increased levels of TDS (total dissolved solids) may affect the taste and appearance of your water.

Why Should You Measure TDS?

Measuring water TDS levels is the best way to understand the quality of your drinking water. Total Dissolved Solids are organic and non-organic sediments found in water, which contribute to a difference in the taste, odour, and appearance of water. Dissolved solids enter your water supply from a wide range of sources — old piping, run-off from road salts, pesticides, fertilizers, and more.

What is the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Water Test?

TDS is tested in water through special meters that detect particles. A ZeroWater® TDS meter will show the number of solid particles per one million water particles (ppm). For example, a value of 60 ppm means that from one million particles there are 60 dissolved ions, and the rest (999,940) are water molecules. 5-Stage water filters by ZeroWater® remove 99.6% of total dissolved solids in your drinking water. See what Zerowater removes here.

Why you need to remove Total Dissolved Solids from your drinking water

Save money with Zerowater

The average cost of a bottle of 500ml water is around 45p in the UK, Zerowater will filter tap water for 8p per 500ml, Meaning that families can reduce their environmental impact by filtering and putting water into a reusable bottle on days out. Also with the cost of living increasing it is a great way to save on buying bottled water.

Upgrade to Zerowater.co.uk today prices start from just £24.99

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