TAPP 2 Water Filter – Independent Water Lab Test New York
TAPP Water claims that TAPP 2 removes 80+ contaminants but how do you know this is true?
At TAPP Water we believe in total transparency and rigorous testing of the effectiveness of our products wherever they are used by customers. Therefore we continuously carry out independent water labs tests of the products in accordance with NSF compliance to ensure that they live up to our promise. The results are then shared openly.
First of all, the filters go through water lab tests where contaminants are artificially added, filtered and output is analyzed to confirm effectiveness. Secondly, we take water samples from customers before and after filtering.
Below is a a lab test carried out by SimpleWater using a sample of TAPP 2 filtered water, as well as of non-filtered tap water. The test shows that TAPP 2 effectively reduces chemicals such as chlorine, chloride, nitrate and TTHMs while keeping healthy minerals like Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium.
Summary – TAPP 2 Water Lab Test NY, New York
Generally the quality of the tap water in New York is high and it’s safe to drink. The main reasons to use a water filter are
- Taste preference – may taste of chlorine to people not accustomed to the taste
- Lead removal – local pipes / infrastructure may contain lead and there is no way to know for certain even if you test the water since lead leeches differently throughout the year
- Microplastics removal – New York Water contained microplastics according to the tests carried out by OrbMedia in the Trump Tower among other places.
Overview results from the water lab test NY before and after filtering with TAPP 2
|Chloramine***||Not Detected||Not Dedected||PPM||NA||DBP|
|Microplastics****||29||0||Particles per gallon||Removed||Other|
|Calcium||2.8||2.93||PPM||Normal||Alkline earth metal|
|Potassium||0.53||0.6||PPM||Normal||Alkline earth metal|
|Magnesium||1.2||1.2||PPM||Normal||Alkline earth metal|
* New York, samples taken August 27, 2018. Analyzed by SimpleWater in Berkley, CA
** Water samples taken at 4L/min, after letting the water run for 30s. “Before” refers to unfiltered water, and “After” refers to TAPP 2 filtered water.
*** Total Chlorine and Chloramine is tested separately with strips and a chlorine meter since the chlorine evaporates on the way to the lab.
**** Microplastics count is based on Orb Media’s 2017 report concluding that 94% of US Tap Water contains microplastics or anthropogenic (man-made substances). We’ve used the average amount of particles found per gallon. The smallest particles were found to be 2.7 micron but most considerably larger. Therefore our testing has concluded that all microplastics particles found according to this test will be filtered by TAPP 2. Therefore 0 particles remain after filtering. The majority of the particles were fibers (98.3%) between 0.1–5 mm in length. The range was 0 to 232 particles/Gallon, with an overall mean of 21 particles/Gallon. The report also found that bottled water contained even more microplastics. For more information see Original Orb Media Report and peer reviewed analysis of the study in Plos One.
***** Error in reading/test result as water hardness in NY is generally reported between 10-20ppm. This reading impacted the overall results negatively.