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Based on Dr.G’s TAP SCORE testing – we recommend the following products that all passed our water purification process testing.
We were shocked that our baseline tap water in Los Angeles scored a fail grade of 48/100 points! That’s the 29th percentile of city water. This was due to unhealthy amounts of Uranium, Arsenic and high trihalomethanes (TTHMs) – these are all known cancer-causing chemicals. We installed an under counter three stage system from PUREEFFECT and both the Berkey and AQUA TRU above counter systems. Here’s how they all faired:
ALL REMOVED THE DANGEROUS CHEMICALS AND RESULTS CAME BACK IN THE 90s! However, we had to test the open, countertop system a couple of times due to contaminating the water by handling the filters with our hands…we learned to be especially careful handling filters, as bacteria can get inside the units.
We installed ourselves and it was easy…but we had a pre-drilled hole in the counter already.
They make the same system as a countertop option, as well.
See the TAP SCORE grade below for the PUREEFFECT water filter.
Click here to purchase a PUREEFFECT filter.
BIG BERKEY COUNTERTOP UNIT
Activated Charcoal filter from gravity-fed water (i.e. top down water filtering)
See the TAP SCORE grade for Berkey below.
Click here to purchase a BERKEY and use promo code SWELL10 at checkout to save 10%.
AQUATRU REVERSE OSMOSIS COUNTERTOP UNIT
Click here to purchase an AQUA TRU filter.
TAP SCORE WATER TEST
Want to test your own water with TAP SCORE?
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