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Winter Giveaway Week: Win a ProPur BIG Water Filter System (valued at $290)!
Posted By Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home On February 20, 2013 @ 3:31 am In Giveaways,Living healthy | 724 Comments
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:
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?
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.
Giveaway ends 2/25/2013 at 12:00 PM.
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URLs in this post:
 has happened: http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/walkerton/
 United Environmental Solutions blog: http://www.ueswater.com/blog/2013/02/12/Down-the-Drain-.aspx
 Fluoride: http://www.fluoridealert.org/absurdity.htm
 Chlorine: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/02/07/tap-water-toxins-is-your-water-trying-to-kill-you.aspx
 Chloramines: http://www.alternet.org/water/149472/cleaning_your_tap_water_of_toxins_has_toxic_consequences
 Hexavalent Chromium: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/news/study-tap-water-still-has-toxins-found-nearly-20-years-ago-dpgonc-20101220-fc_11150824
 Medical drugs: http://www.nowpublic.com/health/toxins-tap-water-harm-many-americans-study
 United Environmental Solutions: http://www.ueswater.com/default.html
 ProPur Water Purification System: https://propurusa.com/
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 site says: http://www.ueswater.com/ProPur.html
 four etched designs: http://www.ueswater.com/blog/2013/02/19/Propur-Giveaway.aspx
 travel Berkey: http://www.ueswater.com/Travel-Berkey.html
 a Rafflecopter giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ca681729/
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