We did it! We took the plunge and bought a Berkey a few months ago. We didn’t want to spend the money, I mean who likes spending money, but after all of the scares with the water supply in our state and the ridiculous use of chemicals these days in everything, we wanted to make sure my kids had a source of clean water to take to school, use during sports and drink at home. I am happy to report… WE LOVE THE BERKEY! Seriously, it is one of the BEST wellness investments we have made.
Why did we get a Berkey?
With all the news about contaminated water and soil these days, this investment for my family was a must. Berkey water filters provide the ultimate in waterborne contamination removal and we can smell and taste the difference. Really. It is the best tasting, purest drinking water we have ever had.
We learned that Berkey Filters are used worldwide to set the international standard for water filters used in clean or hostile filtration environments. It uses a natural method without the use of chemicals or complicated processes. I certainly do not want to use chemicals to purify my water.
The Berkey water filter system is so powerful it is classified as a purifier. This classification shows that it exceeds the abilities of the standard water filter. The Berkey can be used to filter non-potable or unhealthy water in situations where electricity and pressure are not available. It uses gravity, so it doesn’t need electricity or water pressure. You just pour water into the top chamber and it filters down into the bottom chamber, clean and ready to drink. For normal everyday water from your faucet or for challenging environments like wells, rivers, and lakes, Berkey is the most flexible and adaptable filtering system available. With well water, we lose our water when we lose power, so now we have a filter system for those situations, which seem to happen more often than not.
What is the cost of the investment?
Berkey water costs just 1.7 cents PER GALLON to produce. The cleanable Black Berkey replacement filters provide an economical, reliable and powerful long-term solution to poor water quality issues that cannot be equaled. The most popular model, the Big Berkey has a long-standing reputation for quality and service and it’s economical. The Big Berkey (the 2 gallon model) costs about $250, which may seem like a lot of money for a water filter, but the two Black Berkey filters inside will purify 6,000 gallons before needing replacement! If you drink 10 gallons of water a week, it will last you about 11 years at a cost of less than 2 cents per gallon. Most other water filters need replacing after 3-6 months. So don’t let the upfront investment scare you. There are many options to choose from that can meet your needs and budget.
The Research Won Us Over
Through testing and research, Berkey proved its water filters remove viruses to purification standards, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites to undetectable levels, and harmful or unwanted chemicals to below detectable levels.
Bacteria and parasites, heavy metals like lead and mercury, VOCs and toxic chemicals like benzene, chlorine and chromium-6 (think Erin Brockovich people), pesticides, pharmaceutical drugs and more are ALL filtered. We were concerned with the run off of chemicals that our neighbors use on their lawn to prevent weeds or that the farmers used when they farmed this land prior to us living here. Any amount of lead or mercury in my water, even if it is considered a “safe” amount according to our government, was NOT safe in my mind. No thank you.
The fluoride and/or arsenic filters remove 95% of fluoride and arsenic. If you live in the city, the fluorosilicic acid your city puts in your water is a toxic waste product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. It poisons your body, does NOT help your teeth and most filtration systems do not remove it. Many of us are avoiding fluoride in our toothpaste, but what about our water?
AN Easy to read list of what A BERKEY WATER FILTER WILL REMOVE
- Bacteria like E. coli – Greater than 99.9999%.
- Chlorine – Removed to Undetectable LevelsViruses – Greater than 99.9999%.
- Chloramines – Greater Than 99.9%.Parasites – Greater than 99.9999%.
- Fluoride – Up to 99.75% (Add-on PF-2 Filters Required)
- Heavy Metals – Greater than 99.9%.
- Trihalomethane (THMs) – Removed to Undectectable Levels
- Pharmaceuticals – Greater than 99.5%
- Petroleum Contaminants – Greater than 99.9%.
- Bisphenol-A (BPA) – Greater than 99.9%.
- Radiologicals – Greater than 95%
- Perfluorochemicals (PFOAS) – Greater than 99.9%Herbicides & Pesticides – Greater than 99.9%.
- And MORE…
Review and compare the ability of the unique Berkey Water Filter to Brita, Aquasana, Pur, Katadyn or bottled water (ugh, plastic leaches) and see for yourself what Berkey has to offer, why Berkey dominates the portable water filter industry and why we chose to invest in our wellness with this system.
What size did we invest in?
We chose the Royal Berkey, the stand and the stainless steel spigot for the 5 of us. We have had it for a few months and it is perfect for our family. We could have purchased the Big Berkey, but two of my kids take a 1/2 gallon of water EACH to soccer every single day on top of the normal water usage.
Don’t forget to purchase the silver the stand. I realized quickly without the stand, you really can’t get the water out without it hanging over the edge of a table or counter.
I should have also bought two extra filters so it filtered faster, but they are on order now. I fill it up each morning and it lasts.
We placed ours on a table in between our washer and dryer, which are right off our kitchen. This way, it is low enough so the littles can easily fill up their water bottles. Such a perk compared to pouring water from a pitcher. Less spills and less work for mama.
We love our Royal Berkey, pictured on the left.
How do you get your Water Wellness System?
Yes, I loved this system so much I became an affiliate after using it for a few months. I am declaring I am an affiliate to be honest and sincere. If you know me, I only promote or share about products that I believe support wellness, period. Believe me, I am approached about sharing products all the time and I politely decline if they don’t support wellness.
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