The Year Of Clean Water: Cosan’s Pure Hydration

The importance of clean water can not be overstated- we rely on our water systems for cooking, drinking, and many other uses. And for a cautionary tale, we need only look to current-day Flint, Michigan, where access to water is still not guaranteed, long after the first issues were detected and reported. But beyond access, there is also quality to consider- and most people want more than just simple tap water. Today’s device isn’t going to help the true survivalist, and isn’t really portable for use camping outdoors, but will be a huge improvement for your life at home. And it doesn’t require electricity either!

The Cosan Pure Hydration is what they term an “Alkaline Antioxidant Water Ionizer”, which they claim is able to “remove 99.9% of over 220 water contaminates including lead, mercury, arsenic, pesticides, herbicides and pharmaceuticals”. Without a serious testing lab, we were forced to take some of their statements at face value- but our water test strips showed they lived up to promises for common contaminants that we could check against. New York City tap water is widely considered some of the best in America, but it’s not perfect- and for many people, they are looking for filtered and purified options, ideally those with a more balanced pH and less chlorine.

The company’s main talking points center around alkaline water, with a whole host of benefits listed in their literature. Whether you believe them, the fact is that the unit delivers the goods- in a fairly compact, countertop unit that looks sleek. Inside the machine are four separate filters, each of which needs to replaced every six months- the first catches heavy metals and softens the water, the second does much of the core filtering, the third carbon filter helps boost molecular hydrogen, and the final one raises the pH of the water. As you can imagine, four filters take a while to work- it can take some time for the Cosan Pure to do it’s thing. It’s easy to install and connect the tube from a standard kitchen faucet though, as we did (an under-sink option is available).

No matter how you’re using it- tea or coffee, seltzer or ice- you should be conscious of your water. And no matter where you live, your water could be affected- wells have issues and municipal supplies certainly do as well. A lifetime warranty on defects is solid, though the company does require you to register it within 30 days of purchase- and the 15-day money back guarantee is fairly short. Four stages of purification is top-notch, and the Cosan Pure Hydration is sure to improve your life, aquatic- and not simply with better flavor and taste. Expect to spend around $495 in stores and online for one of the most sophisticated, affordable home filter and ionizer we’ve seen.

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