Water is the most essential thing needed by all living creatures. Unfortunately, water contamination has become a huge problem in most areas of our planet.
Besides pesticides, herbicides, nitrates, bacteria, and particles like silt, our drinking water can also be contaminated by unsafe levels of PFAs or. These industrial synthetic compounds have been linked to many medical conditions. Essential minerals are not stripped out of your drinking water.
Having peace of mind when it comes to providing your loved ones with uncontaminated water is important to most of us. All the Berkey Water Systems work without electricity and can filter rain, pool, stream and even stagnant water.
Some parts of the country and farming areas around the world have problems with electricity supply and go off the grid during periods of bad weather, sometimes lasting for a few days at a time. These extreme conditions include heavy snowfalls and hurricanes, not only disrupt the electricity supply but can also affect the quality of the drinking water.
There are other systems available that work on the same principle as the Berkey, but these are much smaller containers that are impractical when you need to keep a household supplied with purified drinking water.
Berkey Water Systems work without electricity and are also convenient because of the quantity of water they hold. All the countertop models are portable making them easy to take with you in emergencies, evacuations fishing, and camping trips. The spigot on all the countertop top models prevents any wastage as you fill up glasses and containers.
Filtration and how it works in Berkey Water Systems work without electricity
Powerful enough to treat the water in some Third World countries where regulations are not as strict as ours and there is often no electricity at all; the Berkey has been approved by many organizations for use in these areas.
Gravity is what is used to power the Berkey Water Systems to work without electricity. The upper chamber is where the water is poured. This part of all Berkey Systems can also hold anything from two to eight Black Berkeys, which are what the filters are called. The filters have micro-porous filtration and exclusive media, tiny enough to clear every known harmful element from the water. As the water is gradually filtered through the Black Berkeys (the more there are the faster the filtration will be) it will settle into the lower canister where it can then be dispensed from. These include:
- Bacteria, parasites, and E-Coli
- Trihalomethanes – Bromoform and Chloroform
- Radon 222
- Chlorine residuals
- Heavy metals – lead, mercury cadmium and chromium
- Nitrates and nitrites
These are mostly decreased to below noticeable levels.
Berkey Water Systems Take Control
Convenience is one of the main reasons people all over the world are choosing Berkey Water Systems to ensure that they have purified that does not smell nor have a bad taste on hand at all times.
- No part of the filter can become clogged
- Unfiltered water cannot go into the lower canister
- You will have fresh drinking water from any source
- Light enough to take anywhere
- Durable and strong since they are manufactured from 304 stainless steel
- No power needed
- Easy to assemble and easy to use
- Can be stored easily and also looks good in your home
- Easy to clean
Ensuring that you always have clean water:
The Black Berkey filters can be maintained between changes. If you notice that the water is flowing at a slower rate than before you can clean them with a kitchen sponge. It is always a good idea to keep spare Black Berkey filters on hand in case of an emergency.
With six models to choose from there is a Berkey Water System that suits your needs perfectly:
Crown Berkey – Holds 6 Gallons and up to 8 filters and is perfect for 20+ people.
Imperial Berkey – Holds 4.5 gallons and up to 6 filters and is perfect for 12 people.
Royal Berkey – Holds 3 gallons and up to 4 filters and is perfect for 7 people.
Big Berkey – Holds 2.25 gallons and up to 4 filters and is perfect for 5 people.
Travel Berkey – Holds up to 1.5 gallons and up to 2 filters and is perfect for 3 people.
Go Berkey – Holds one quart of water and 1 filter and is perfect for one person.
Every Bekey model is a stand-alone unit that will perform without the need for electricity, or water pressure giving you over twenty years of service. The Black Berkey filters will only need to be replaced after every 6,000 gallons of water or approximately every 2 years, making your Berkey one of the most practical and economical water system on the market.