Winter Giveaway Week: Win a ProPur BIG Water Filter System (valued at $290)!

There’s no way around it: water is a vital part of our everyday lives. I love to chug down a tall glass of cold (but not ice cold, please!) water to quench my thirst – there’s just nothing quite like it. There’s also nothing quite like the taste of chlorine and sediment and general grossness that all too often comes along with tap water. Blech!

I am very thankful to have access to relatively clean water whenever we want it. That is definitely not the case in all parts of the world.

Unfortunately, while your water supply may not make you deathly ill tomorrow (though it has happened on rare occasion) it may actually be a lot less clean than you think.

The water from your tap looks clean and pure . . . maybe a taste that’s a little off or distinct odor, but clean for the most part . . . right?  Wrong. The fact is that your municipal water supply is defiled by a long list of regulated contaminants.   Per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these contaminants come from industrial waste, agriculture, and urban runoff. What drains into your water supply is where your drinking water begins. (via United Environmental Solutions blog).

When I wrote about the importance of a good water filtration system last year, I summed it up this way:

“Here’s the situation in a nutshell: Dangerous chemicals from manufacturing and industrial waste, from air pollution, from sewage, from landfill seepage into the ground water sources, not to mention additions like chlorine and fluoride which are added to the water supply… much of it ends up in the water that comes out when we turn on the tap and pour ourselves a glass of water.

Though not every chemical that I list below is necessarily present in your personal drinking water, many of them may be. These are some of the most common toxins that are found when tap water is tested:

  • Toxic heavy metals (including arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, and more)
  • Fluoride (hotly debated, I know, but many believe it to be highly toxic, myself included)
  • Chlorine (intended to killing bacteria present in water, but it can cause serious cell damage and is considered carcinogenic, or cancer causing)
  • Chloramines (a replacement for chlorine, that actually produce nitrosamines once in the body, those dangerous chemicals that come from eating nitrates or nitrites, also carcinogenic)
  • Hexavalent Chromium (remember the movie Erin Brockovitch? This is the cancer-causing chemical that contaminated ground-water, exposing a small town to very high levels of toxicity)
  • Medical drugs including: Atrazine (a herbicide which causes decreases in fish populations and changes in animal behavior), Carbamazepine (a drug used to treat bi-polar disorder), Estrone (an oestrogen hormone that causes gender disturbances and deformities in fish), Meprobamate (a tranquilizer used in psychiatric treatment), Naproxen (a painkiller linked to increases in asthma incidence), Sulfamethoxazole (an antibiotic), just to name a few.”
United Environmental Solutions is a company that cares about your health and the quality of your water. Many of us are already familiar with the Berkey systems, also sold on their site. Now there is a new kid on the water filter block called the ProPur Water Purification System.
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Like the Berkey systems, the ProPur is highly superior to any of the typical Brita-style filters on the market. Those types do not filter out the smaller particles such as are listed above, which are actually the more worrisome contaminants. That’s why it’s important to get a filtration system that does more, like the ProPur.

With its ability to remove toxic chemicals like chlorine and chloramine, the ProPur is an incredibly powerful carbon water filtration system that will leave your water free of harmful or nasty-tasting contaminants, all while leaving in the important minerals that our bodies need. These systems are the best of the best, and are a worthy addition to any home!

The United Environmental Solutions site says:

“The new ProPur portable gravity water purification systems are economical, convenient and easy to use. These systems require absolutely no electricity and provides you with reliable water purification anywhere you go.”

The ProPur has a brushed finish (which matches stainless steel appliances) with four beautiful deco designs to choose from, and features an all metal spigot instead of the typical plastic.

It also has a new non-slip pad as well as a solidly made container that is all one piece to prevent cracks and leaks down the road. A separate wire rack is also available to set it on for easy access to the spigot without needing to place it right at the edge of the counter.

Would you like to have clean water that’s actually clean?

Today we are partnering with United Environmental Solutions to give away one BIG ProPur Water Filtration system (including 2 ProBlack-D filter elements) to one lucky winner!

This is a value of $290! The winner will choose from four etched designs. (The BIG ProPur is similar in size to the Big Berkey).

A a huge bonus, Keeper of the Home readers will receive 10% off at the United Environmental Solutions site using the coupon code: koh10off.

Rather than simply leaving comments, I’m trying out a new method for entering giveaways. Click below to complete one Rafflecopter form, for all of your multiple entries, and then you’re done! If you’re reading in an email, make sure that you click through to enter from the actual website. 

*Please note that the winner may choose to receive a travel Berkey instead of the BIG ProPur system if desired.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends 2/25/2013 at 12:00 PM.

Disclosure: All opinions stated are my own. This giveaway was generously sponsored by United Environmental Solutions.

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. It is so important to remove fluoride and chlorine from drinking water but that is not easier than said.
    I have a berkey and nerver heard of Propur before but this is certainly an interesting product.
    I will check it out!

  2. That’s for the opportunity!

  3. We don’t use any water purification at all right now. This looks great! Thanks to United Environmental Solutions for offering us a chance to win. I like all of the designs, but I think I like the Floral style a little more.

  4. My LO recently started drinking water and I would feel much better if I knew it didn’t have nasty chemicals in it! I like the pebblestone design!

  5. Clean water for my family!

  6. Kate Haffner says:

    Wow! What a generous giveaway! I just recently found out that our local water company started flouridating the water this past year. With multiple health issues in our family, this concerns me. Unfortunately, the water filter we have now does not filter fluoride. It would be a huge blessing to win this water filter! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Looks like an exciting opportunity to get a great filtration system! I think the Pebble design is pretty sweet – but they are all attractive! Here’s hoping . . . :)

  8. Due to too much pollution water system also polluted with many toxins like chlorine.So it is necessary to use filter system to purify drinking water and save our self from many diseases. Water Filter

  9. Always looking for new ways to drink the water we have at home!

  10. I’m so glad you keep us informed so well on this site! And that I’ve got a chance to win something like this!

  11. We are currently driving 2 hours away from our home to get real spring water to drink every month. My husband takes enough containers for 80 gallons at a time. It would be great to have the water at the house and not have to make a 4 hour round trip for water every month. I like the clover or floral pattern of the filter best. Fingers crossed on a win!

  12. Elizabeth N. says:

    I would love the win because I prefer knowing that my water is most certainly clean. I think I like the pebble stone design the best, though design really doesn’t matter to me.

  13. sara biesiada says:

    I would like to win becuase I cant convince my husband that tap water is not safe so he does not want to soend money on one of these. I like the pebblestone.

  14. Jen Clover says:

    I’m so excited about this give away! AND, if you noticed my last name… I would choose the clover design, for sure! :)

  15. I’ve been wanting a water filtration system for awhile now. I would love it with the floral deco design.

  16. I would love to not have flouride and chlorine on our drinking water. We live in town, so there’s no choice in the matter, except a Berkey or ProPur! I’d like the plain (I know, I’m boring) or pebblestone.