The generous folks at Zuvo contacted us recently with an opportunity to try out one of their water filtration systems, so I jumped at the chance! I'd already been looking for a better, yet affordable, alternative to our filtered water pitcher, and the Zuvo Water Filtration System was definitely the answer.
I opted for the 300 Series under-the-counter model because our sink already had a plugged hole that the beverage faucet would fit perfectly into. My husband's a pretty capable guy, so he did the whole installation himself during which we only had one small hiccup. The connector included in the kit didn't quite fit our system, so we made a quick trip to the hardware store for an adapter, hooked it up, and we were filtering water in no time!
I've been nothing short of thrilled with my Zuvo. Imagine having instant access to clean water that's gone through the gamut of Zuvo's patented 5-step filtration process. The result is healthy and tasty water, and an added bonus for me was that I could stop worrying about what my kids are drinking every day. Phew!
The Zuvo system is different from other filtration systems, so I think it's worth the space to quickly describe the impressive 5 steps of filtration:
Step 1: Ozonation
Ozone is a nature-based substance, the same that's generated by lightning which cleans the air where rainwater forms. The Zuvo Water Filtration System mixes ozone with incoming tap water to treat taste and odor contaminants and improve taste. Like chlorine, ozone is a powerful oxidizer. Unlike chlorine though, ozone leaves no chemical residue.
Step 2: Ultraviolet Light
The ozone saturated water is flooded with high-intensity UV light – the same as the solar energy that cleans water in the upper atmosphere.
Step 3: Photo-Oxidation
The Zuvo Water Filtration System combines UV and ozone in a patented process known as photo-oxidation which releases powerful oxidizers to further treat the water. It's basically the combination of steps 1 and 2 that eliminates even more of the impurities found in tap water.
Step 4: Filtration with Lead Removal
Pure spring water is created by passing through fine particles in the earth. Zuvo uses the same principle by passing water through a Class 1 Particulate Reduction Filter, reducing chlorine taste and odor, lead, and tiny particulates. The 300 Series filter in my system lasts through 400 gallons!
Step 5: Post-Filtration UV
The filtered water is again exposed to high-intensity UV light as it leaves the Zuvo Water Filtration System cleaning the water one last time before it reaches your cup.
Overall, the Zuvo system of filtration works to make your water safer by drastically reducing non-pathogenic organisms, taste and odor contaminants, chlorine, lead, and tiny particulates. It's better for my family first and foremost, but it also benefits my wallet and the planet as well by eliminating the need for disposable bottled water.
The whole thing measures about 15″ high and 4.5″ wide, and it sits flat against the wall so only a small space is needed under the sink. My kids love it too because it looks like a glowing blue tornado under there 🙂 I also appreciate the different indicator lights and buzzer that let me know when the filter needs to be replaced or if there's a problem with the system. Clear and easy to understand. It doesn't get much better than that!