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Should I disinfect raw water before filtering it with the Berkey?

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How safe is it to use the Black Berkey Elements to filter raw water from freshwater sources (lakes, ponds, rain runoff, rivers, and streams)? What additional precautions, if any, should be taken such as prefiltration and/or water treatment with disinfectants before filtering through a Berkey system? I am in an area that is contaminated with […]

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Will Black Berkey® Elements Remove Chlorine From Pool Water?

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has listed the following sources as not recommended for drinking water: Radiators, hot water boilers (home heating systems) Swimming pools and spas Water from the toilet bowl or flush tank Waterbeds Swimming pools commonly contain the following chemicals and contaminants: pH increaser, pH decreaser, alkalinity increaser (sodium bicarbonate, baking […]

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2 People Who NEED a Berkey (Satire)

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The original title of this article was “2 People Who Should NOT Buy a Berkey” but it was shot down in our writer’s meeting. Instead, we were instructed to write this article with a more inclusive title and tone. So, here it is. (It was supposed to be submitted for approval prior to publishing…so I’ve […]

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Which Berkey Model is Right for My Family?

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When shopping for a Berkey® system, deciding which size to purchase can be a bit of a challenge for some people. When talking with customers and helping them to determine which size might best suit their needs, we often ask questions such as… How many people will be using the Berkey system for their daily […]

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5 Reasons Why 5th Wheelers Choose Berkey Water Systems

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For the last few years, we have experienced a growing flood of Berkey® purchases from individuals and families who have decided to live anywhere wheels can roll! From re-purposed school buses to custom trailer builds, and from van modifications to beautiful RVs, people have just decided to bring their Berkeys along with them…and we love […]

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Black Berkey® Purification Elements: The Final Barrier against PFOA and Other PFCs in Drinking Water

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The following article was provided courtesy of Berkey® Water Systems, the manufacturer of Berkey purifiers and products. The EPA recently reported that drinking water supplies to more than 5.2 million Americans are contaminated with a group of toxic chemicals known as Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs); at levels higher than what the EPA deems to be safe […]

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Do Black Berkey Elements Remove Estrogen from Water?

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The following information on the potential removal of estrogen by the Black Berkey® Purification Elements was provided by the manufacturer of the Berkey® products, New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. @ berkeywater.com: What are estrogenic compounds? “Estrogenic compounds are part of a larger category of chemicals known as endocrine-disruptors (EDCs), chemicals that can alter the hormonal and […]

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Berkey Water Filter System Maintenance & Cleaning

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To maximize the lifespan and performance of your Berkey water filter system, regular cleaning and maintenance is critical. In addition to maintenance of the Black Berkey Elements and the optional add-on PF-2 Fluoride Filters, regular washing of the stainless steel chambers and lid (or the Berkey Light plastic upper & lower chambers and fabric lid), […]

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How to Clean the Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter

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The Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter bottle is convenient and provides on-demand water filtration for your commute, as part of an emergency kit, during recreational activities, or for everyday hydration! The Sport Berkey® has a shelf life of 50 years. When not in use for an extended period of time, use the following steps to […]

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Is it normal for my Berkey system to not drain all the way?

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The short answer to this question is yes. It is completely normal, in fact, your Berkey® system is not designed to fully drain from the top chamber once it reaches the bottom plastic base of the Black Berkey® Elements. It really is all about “head pressure.” Think of it this way: When the top chamber […]

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How long can I store Berkey water in my refrigerator?

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People frequently ask these two questions about Berkey® water purifiers: How long can water stay in my Berkey system before I need to replace it? How long can Berkey water be stored and what is the best method? How long can water stay in my Berkey system before I need to replace it? It is […]

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What are the Berkey® Blocking Plugs made of?

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Historically, official Berkey® blocking plugs have come in three different varieties. The materials vary, however, they have all been made of food safe materials. Effective this year (2021), all Berkey stainless steel systems and the Berkey Light system will come with the off-white plugs below. Here they are: (To be discontinued in 2021) Black Blocking […]

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Does Hydrogen Peroxide Damage the Black Berkey® Purification Elements?

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One of our #berkeybuddies recently asked us if using hydrogen peroxide will damage or harm the Black Berkey Purification Elements? As authorized Berkey® dealers for over fifteen years now, this is a popular question amongst owners of Berkey systems. Here’s what the manufacturer of all Berkey® products had to say: Hydrogen peroxide is versatile compound […]

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How do Black Berkey® Elements work?

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Have you ever wondered about the technology that makes the Black Berkey® Elements the most trusted name in gravity filtration? The Black Berkey® Elements are manufactured by New Millennium Concepts, Ltd.. Several methods are used to produce the Black Berkey® purification elements. These methods include microfiltration, adsorption, and flow rate. Microfiltration The Berkey® first line […]

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How to Calculate Your Shower Water Usage

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The Original Berkey® Shower Water Filter easily attaches to most existing shower heads and is rated to last for 25,000 gallons of water or one year, whichever comes first. The Newest Berkey® Inline Shower Filter with Berkey® Easy-Replace Cartridge is rated to last for 30,000 gallons of water or one year, whichever comes first. So, […]

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What is Air-Lock in Berkey® Stainless Steel Systems?

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The New Berkey Filter Starter Kit features an Anti-Airlock Clip which prevents airlock and holds the Berkey lid during refills. This article addresses an issue called “air-lock” that can happen in some Travel, Big, Royal, Imperial, or Crown Berkey® water purification systems: What is air-lock in my Berkey®? Why does air-lock happen? How do I […]

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Beware of Berkey® Knock-Off Products & Brands

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As the demand for Berkey® water purification systems and filters has skyrocketed worldwide, causing backorders and extended shipping delays, we’ve also seen a resurgence of knock-off products of Berkey® filters, stainless steel, and accessories. Though it might seem appealing to save a few bucks, your health and safety isn’t worth taking the chance, especially when […]

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Black Berkey® Purification Elements Test Results

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From time to time, people ask us for the test results of the contaminants which the Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove and/or reduce from freshwater sources. We’ve attached them below! Find a list of the contaminants HERE. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Cryptosporidium & Giardia Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Virus & Bacteria Black Berkey® […]

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3 Ways Berkey® Changed My Life

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When I was first introduced to the Berkey® products, sometime before our son Joshua was born in 2005, I was a skeptic. How and why would someone pay around $200 (at that time) for some obnoxious-looking big blue plastic water filter system that would take up our limited counter space in our 1,100 square foot […]

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Facts about the Manufacturing & Selling of Authentic Berkey® Products

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The explosion of consumer awareness of the Berkey® brand has recently seen a resurgence of what we call “masquerading”, where a handful of authorized Berkey® Dealers use unethical marketing techniques and ambiguous tactics to disingenuously lead consumers to believe that they are the source, manufacturer, or creators of the Berkey® filters, products, systems, or even […]