Why Berkey? What makes Berkey water filters so special?
♛ Berkey Works Better Than Any Gravity Filters Available!
Berkey® systems equipped with Black Berkey Elements remove up to 99.999% of viruses and 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria, while also removing or dramatically reducing Bacteria like E. coli,
Herbicides & Pesticides,
protozoa, Inorganic minerals, VOCs, Petroleum products, Perfluorinated chemicals, Rust, Silt, Sediment and even Radiologicals.
Berkey filters produce the most Healthful Drinking Water available. Berkey Water Filter can remove hundreds of contaminants from the water and purify more than any other gravity filters available. Black Berkey Elements exceed EPA 7 ANSI/NSF Protocols and are Independently Tested by EPA/NSF Certified Lab. (see the complete list of contaminants Berkey can remove)
♛ Berkey Makes Your Water Taste Delicious
Berkey Water Filter makes your water taste much better by filtering out all of the toxins but leaving the minerals in the water as it should be. You will notice a difference right away.
♛ Berkey For Emergency Preparedness
Berkey Water Filter is a great survival gear in emergency situations as it works without the need for electricity and be able to purify raw, untreated water from remote lakes and streams.
♛ Berkey Saves Your Money
Berkey Water Filter is the most economical water purification system available as you can purify water for about two cents per gallon and it will last for years.
♛ Berkey is Simple and Easy
Berkey Water Filter does not require to be connected to your home plumbing system. A complete standalone system that can be set up in less than 10 minutes without any tools.
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Berkey systems have become the leader in home water purification.
What is a Berkey Water Filter? Berkey Water Filter is the world's most effective and most cost-effective personal water purification system available. It uses gravity water filtration technology to remove toxic elements, parasites, bacteria and hundreds of other contaminants from water without removing the beneficial minerals, and without the use of any electricity.
Berkey offers options to fit every family size and budget. They fit easily in most kitchens.
Berkey systems can be used during power outages, outdoor camping, or unexpected events. Berkey systems can efficiently purify ordinary tap water, or even raw, untreated water from remote lakes and streams.
Having a Berkey System is the best way to ensure your family has a constant supply of fresh, pure drinking water.
Berkey Water Filters and Purification Systems are Top-sellers For a Reason.
Our products are long-lasting (6,000 Gallons for a pair of black filters) and easy to install.
Many water filters on the market may claim to be a water purifier, but do not meet the performance specifications required for this classification. To be classified as a water purifier, a water treatment device must remove at least 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria and reduce viruses by 99.99%.
The Black Berkey Purification Elements can be classified as water purifiers because they remove 99.9999999% of pathogenic bacteria and 99.999% of viruses, which significantly exceeds the standard. The Black Berkey Purification Element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53.
The Black Berkey filters (purification elements) can reduce viruses down to the nanometer scale, in the tested range of 24-26 nanometers; 24-26 nanometers is .024 to .026 microns.
Through diligent testing and research, we have proven that Berkey water filters remove unwanted contaminants to below detectable levels. Until these test results were made public, words like non-detectable were seldom if ever used to describe the abilities of a water filter to remove harmful pollutants.
If you're concerned about Fluoride and seeking to remove Fluoride from the water,
get our Fluoride Removal Filters PF-2 which can reduce Fluoride and Arsenic for over 95%.
Berkey Water Filters can remove
See the Laboratory Testing Results.
Berkey water filters are the most effective remover of microorganisms that cause diseases. Its stainless chambers are corrosive free and are so convenient to clean as well as to maintain. It resists chemical reaction and does possess a scratch-proof quality.
Berkey Water Filters are the world's most effective and most cost-effective personal water purification systems available.
Berkey Water Filters for Emergency Preparedness
but has only open water such as rivers, lakes, streams ,or private wells.
You just simply pour water straight from the upper chamber of stainless water containers then safe, filtered potable drinking water is now stored in the lower chamber ready for drinking.
Berkey water filters are the best choice because it's easy to use even without electricity, and
During an emergency or natural disaster, the need for accessible drinking water becomes urgent. Berkey systems are ideal water purification system during times when treated tap water may not be available. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that every household develop an emergency preparedness kit that includes food and water for each family member for several days.
Gravity filtration has been used by relief organizations such as UNICEF, the Peace Corps, Red Cross Societies Internationally, missionaries ,and relief workers throughout the world. With the Berkey system of gravity purification, you can obtain safe drinking water after emergencies such as blackouts, hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes.
Berkey water filters are utilized worldwide to set the international standard for water filters used in clean or hostile filtration environments.
Comparison of Berkey Purification to Reverse Osmosis
Based on current research, most health experts are no longer recommending drinking Reverse Osmosis or Distilled water on a long-term basis because these methods strip out all of the beneficial minerals from the water, making the water an acidic “hypotonic” solution.
Berkey Purification systems do not remove all of the beneficial minerals from the water, but they do extract harmful heavy metals such as lead and mercury as well as sedimentary minerals such as iron oxide. Therefore, the TDS reading will not typically change much unless there are a lot of heavy metals or sedimentary minerals within the source water.
Reverse Osmosis does not remove pathogenic bacteria and that is why it is often necessary to add an additional UV light to the system. However, the UV sometimes does not kill all the bacteria because any turbidity in the water can create shaded spots, preventing some bacteria from being exposed, whereas they are removed by the Black Berkey Purification elements.
Reverse Osmosis systems typically are the most expensive due to the cost of the system and the additional expense to have the system plumbed in. Reverse Osmosis systems that are properly maintained typically cost between 35-65 cents per gallon. A Berkey system typically costs about 1.8 cents per gallon.
Here is why you need water purifiers.
Berkey systems are the leading gravity-fed water purification solution for outdoor enthusiasts, self-reliant homes, missionaries abroad, relief organizations and health-aware individuals and families around the world.Water can be physically deceiving. It may look clear and germ-free wherein actually it can contain millions of bacteria. There are different kinds of bacteria and viruses that can be found in water. Particularly, the untreated ones.
Water that is left untreated is very dangerous to drink. The ones that have not gone the process of purification and filtration will result in serious complications in the body. There are a number of illnesses that can result from drinking contaminated water. Examples are amoebiasis, intestinal infections, giardiasis ,and alike.
Some older houses could have old pipes and plumbing system that can introduce copper and other contaminants into the water supply. Even though your local water supply is treated, these contaminants may be able to enter your home as water flows through old, corroded pipes. Purifying your water helps keep these materials out of your drinking water.
Protozoan Parasites. This kind of parasite reproduces through feeding off from animals. The animals serve as their primary source to live and survive. Classified under this contaminant are the Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Water that contains these microscopic organisms can cause severe abdominal discomfort and diarrhea as well.
Escherichia Coli. This is profoundly known as the E.Coli Bacteria. As a matter of fact, E.Coli contributes greatly when it comes to a person's digestion process. It actually helps in breaking down the food into smaller particles. However, it becomes dangerous when it is carried into the upper digestive tract by drinking contaminated water. This can cause food poisoning and other intestinal infections.
Pesticides. This includes the inorganic chemical compounds that are maximized for agricultural matters.
Heavy Metals. Once water is contaminated through this, it can result in kidney problems and even cancer. Elements that belong under this contaminant are zinc, arsenic, mercury, and lead.
Feces. This is very self-explanatory as to how this can be harmful to a person's health once carried inside the body. Regardless of it is of a person's or animals' still, it is very unsanitary.
- Petroleum. This can contaminate our waters through the oil spills and leakages the occur. Crude Oil is a typical example that is mostly found contaminating our drinking water.
These are only a few, but the most common that can be found endangering our water's reliability. Other contaminants that we need to be mindful are pharmaceutical drugs and medicines, sewage leaks, and industrial wastes.
Berkley Water Filter or Berkey Water Filter?
People sometimes call us “Berkley” Water Filter, however, it is Berkey® Water Filter. There is no water filter called “Berkley” Water Filter. It’s a simple misspelling of Berkey.
So don’t worried about if you are getting the right product. When someone talks about our product on a blog, sometimes some blog systems automatically correct the spelling to "Berkley" despite their intention.
Berkey water filters are composed of a proprietary formulation of more than six different media types, all constructed into a very compact matrix containing millions of microscopic pores.
These pores are so small that they produce what we refer to as a “Tortuous Path” that pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOC’s, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment and sedimentary minerals, foul tastes and odors must travel through.
These paths are so small that these pollutants physically cannot pass through them and become trapped, eliminating them from your drinking water.
Here are some of the reasons why you need to have a water filter:
To Remove Chlorine
A lot of cities all over the world make use of chlorine to clean their water supply, although this process is actually very important to make sure that we have a clean drinking water that is free from microorganisms that could badly affect our health, chlorine is basically bleach and it also carries a lot of health risks with it, it even puts you at a higher risk of developing bladder and rectal cancer.
Most of the water utility companies choose to use chlorine as a medium of cleaning tap water because it's easy to use, an inexpensive choice and it is actually very effective in killing off bacteria that is found in the water. Chlorine can also be very effective in eliminating viruses in the water.
Although chlorine is actually a good and an effective disinfectant, it can make your drinking water smell and taste not good, your water could be very unpleasant. The chlorine could also react with other metals that can be found in the water, therefore, forming a hazardous compound.
To Remove Fluoride
We only need a small amount of the mineral fluoride. An excessive amount of it can be toxic especially to children below 8 years old.
Fluoride is added to most toothpaste, soil fertilizers and even water systems that had caused an alarm worldwide. Anything in excess is not beneficial. This act makes users prone to overconsumption of the mineral that can cause serious health damage.
Irrefutable evidence shows that high fluoride consumption is directly associated with gastrointestinal problems, low fertility, thyroid ,and endocrine-related ailments and even cancer.
To Remove Pathogens
This is another very important reason why you need to filter your drinking water. You need to keep parasites and bacteria out of your drinking water because they could be a grave threat to you and your family’s health.
Giardia intestinalis is a microscopic parasite, this organism can survive and thrive in an environment for a long time, it could take up to several months. This parasite causes Giardiasis which is a kind of an illness which causes diarrhea that could last for six weeks. The microscopic parasite that causes that kind of illness, along with others of its kinds, can be ingested from the water that was contaminated with human or animal feces.
Another parasite that could cause the same symptoms that were mentioned above is called the Cryptosporidium, and what even made this parasite dangerous is because it is resistant to chlorine, so it really needs to be filtered out using a mechanical filter. A lot of pathogens could be omitted from your water by passing it through an ultra, a micro or a nano filter.
To Remove Lead from the Water
It is very important that lead is removed from the water that you drink because it could be toxic when ingested. Lead could commonly get into your drinking water by seeping into your water supply when it passes through the old plumbing pipelines or the solder that is used for them to join together.
Lead can be removed from the water when you let the water pass through a filter that uses a reverse osmosis mechanism, a carbon filter or distillation that was specifically designed to remove the metal out of your drinking water.
If your major source of water is a well, health authorities recommend that you will need to have the water tested for at least once a year for any lead of other kinds of contaminants.
Those are just a few of the most important reasons why using a water filter in your home is a good idea. And not all water filters can filter all those contaminants as Berkey Water Filter can do. Berkey Filters are classified as a Purifier, which performs a lot higher purification than a filter.