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I am a chemist and a polymer expert. I know what ion exchange is. I had the same sour/acidic taste experience with ZeroWater. It seems to me a design problem of this product. Background 1: What does a filter capture? Many other branded filters, such as Brita, DO...
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Anonymous
Zero Water Extreme Hater

*** this product. I replaced the filter not even a week ago and it already tastes like the water equivalent of sour milk. I'm glad I'm using it as the guest in someone's house...

Anonymous
j. houx

thanks for explaining why zero water gets this sour taste. The city I live in has pretty good water and the meter read it in the 400s to 650 out of the tap. However, for the c...

#640338
I bought Zero Water filter from Walmart. We used for only 4 days... Now the water after going threw the filter taste like lemons and a very acidic and metallic tasting fluid. I won't call it water cause it tasted like pollution of some sort. I'm going to call...
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Anonymous
DadFromOhio

Has anyone checked the water beforehand for the ppm? Zerowater states on the website that the worse off the water is, that the filter will need changed sooner. If your water i...

Anonymous
anonymous

I have used this filter for 3 months and gone through 4 filters. A new filter reads 056 on first filters--not impressed. Also have loose gold and black bits floating in the ...

#319913

With Official Company Response

Zerowater - "Gold" Particles
Zerowater - "Gold" Particles
Like another reviewer, I had the gold not orange granules, a little black too, but mostly these tiny gold, round granules like grains of sand or salt, as you can see in the photo I have uploaded. They are coming up from the filter through the screen when you pour water...
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Anonymous
Al

I have the same issue. I stopped using the filter

Anonymous
Anonymous

Me too

#977744
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Unacceptable Failure of Zerowater Products
Filtered Carlsbad, Ca water became undrinkable after only 1.5 weeks: NEW 23 cup dispenser and NEW Zerowater filters used. Sterile technique was used during setup; standard lab exclusion techniques by rinsing first with meaurement source water, then filling with...
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Anonymous
Anonymous

The same has happened to me! The Water became strong acidic! And I have a baby and was giving her this water for an entire day before realizing something was wrong.

RowanRixby
RowanRixby

Genius!

2.5
I liked
  • Dispenser vs pitcher option
  • Water quality
I didn't like
  • Water tastes sour very fast
  • Cost vs usability of filters
  • Toxic
#908292
Have used Zero Water for a couple years with no problems. However the last three filters became blocked after half the reservoir was processed. Hours later, the water still hadnt moved thru the filter. One was brand new. I am finished with Zero Water. These filters are...
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Anonymous
Snappyminkewhale

Zero Water contacted me. It was suggested to remivecthe filter and tap it where the water level is ti dislodge/break up a suspected air bubble. It worked again for about one d...

Anonymous
Tw

I have had issues with filters also, called customer service and they replaced them x2

1.0
#1322156
I have the same complaint as many. The water tasted like citrus or metallic. I was sick as a dog Saturday, a little better Sunday. Seemingly OK today. I will see if my energy recovers for basketball tomorrow. I tried playing yesterday, Sunday. I felt a lack of energy,...
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1.4
I liked
  • Pitcher
I didn't like
  • That it made me sick
  • Will never buy zero water
#1310817
Filter doesn't last more than two weeks! I already owned a PUR jug but I wasn't satisfied with the taste of the PUR filtered water It had the same unpleasant salty tap water taste just like the unfiltered water. After reading multiple online reviews on the Zero water...
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sarah waters

My filter only lasts about 1 fill before it expires.

Anonymous
Nebraskagirl215

My daughter bought the pitcher we thought wed give a it a try but same thing after about 2 weeks the water had a lemony taste to it.Glad she bought it on clearance so not out ...

#1235797
Purchased the larger pitcher and keep it in the refrigerator all the time. Have used Zero Water for several months and bought several new filters, We have experienced that water stops flowing through the filter after a short time of use. Water is still testing at .000...
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Anonymous
Steve

I also bought one at Walmart and the taste is lemon or metal tasting. I can't stand it. I have tried changing filters but all are the same. I wonder if I can get just a differ...

Anonymous
Kathy Sauro

I purchased my filter from Sams about two months ago. Lately it developed a taste of lemon, is the only way I can describe it. It gets stronger each time I use the filter. I d...

2.3
#1315184
I’d used Zero water filtration in NYC for years without issue. I changed the filter approximately once every 3 months. Never a bad smell or taste. Water was consistently checked and always registered at a zero. Fast forward. My family and I recently moved to LA and...
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1.5
#1332326
We have TDS of 800 in AZ so the filter lasts about 3 days before the nasty smelly bad aquarium smell & taste starts. So we got an out side filter that made the TDS 100, so we thought it would last a lot longer. Wrong! It no lasts4 days. I think it's rotten, how it...
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Anonymous
Donna

I agree that the filters don't last long enough and are too expensive. My filters last about 1 1/2 weeks. The water tastes so good, but I can't afford the filters at this rate...

1.0
I liked
  • Taste for a couple of days
I didn't like
  • Price
  • Bad taste after a couple of days
  • Stinky after a couple of days
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