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Zuvo Water Review

December 30, 2009
I’ve covered ways to reduce waste with reusable water bottles and how to reduce your environmental impact by drinking tap water, no heres a way to add to that. Dont like the taste of your tap water? Zuvo™ Water LLC is a global innovator of chemical-free water products. Zuvo’s product portfolio is based on a patented technology platform that reproduces the photo-oxidation process that naturally occurs in the environment. Zuvo practices sustainable design to keep products in use longer, thereby reducing their impact on the environment and keeping them out of an already crowded waste stream. Their goal is to innovate with the environment in mind, using materials and methods that minimize the use of energy, optimize recycling, and reduce the cost of transportation. Zuvo is on a quest to reduce the impact of plastic water bottles on the planet and hopes to provide healthy water for the world by donating 5% of production to needy communities everywhere.

How does it work?
Step 1: Ozonation
In nature, ozone is generated by lightning and cleans the air where rainwater forms. The Zuvo Water Purator mixes ozone with incoming tap water to treat taste and odor contaminants and improve taste. Like chlorine, ozone is a powerful oxidizer. Unlike chlorine, 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 Purator combines UV and ozone in a patented process known as photo-oxidation which releases powerful oxidizers to further treat the 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.
Step 5: post-filtration UV
The filtered water is again exposed to high-intensity UV light as it leaves the Zuvo Water Purator, ensuring that you get clean, healthy, great tasting water…just the way nature intended!

To simplify it,

There is to applications available, Above the counter and Under Counter depending on what you prefer. Zuvo sent us the under counter kit with a butler faucet (seperate tap that supplies the water above the counter) this was a very simple installation process and came with everything you could possibly need to get it up and running. However if you have no plumbing experience whatsoever you might want to consult someone who does and if you dont have a power outlet within a few feet of your sink you may require an electrician

We had a slight mishap within a couple days of installing the Zuvo and the UV light quit working in it, now normally Zuvo says the light is good for 7-10 years so we were concerned. We contacted Zuvo and were told they’ve never had to replace one and they even asked to get this unit back so they could inspect it and see what went wrong with it. They sent our replacement unit out right away. Zuvo sent us a whole new unit to simply change the one we had. Lee had it changed in about 10 minutes and that includes cleaning out under the sink and putting everything back again. To change it all he did was simply take the unit off the mount under teh counter, turn off the water supply, unhook the quick connectors on teh blue and yellow hoses and unplug the unit then did the reverse to put the new one in. there was a tiny bit of water that leaked out of the hose but no big deal at all.

Our Zuvo has been up and running since the replacement about 5 days ago and i’m proud to say it’s working like a charm still. Thanks Zuvo!

To show you the cost differences check out this filter cost comparison chart.

Zuvo filters need to be changed once every 500 gallons or 6 months whichever comes first.  Keep in mind though your water quality may cause the filter to need to be replaced more often.

Go to Zuvo and get your very own water filtration system, if you have threads on your tap and room on your counter the system costs $299.99.  But if your like me and are not as lucky then you can get the one that installs under your sink and comes with the butler faucet for $329.99

Thank you the Zuvo for this great product to review.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.