Having access to clean drinking water is hard these days and I believe it’s going to get even harder in the days to come.
City water can’t be trusted and bottled water is not much better (not to mention the burden all the plastic bottles is having on our environment). That’s why I’m fortunate to have a Berkey Water Filter.
During my taste test in the video I was pretty harsh on the Berkey- I was really trying to test it out! Brian had to test it and all in all the water turned out great. We didn’t even dump the rest of the river water out- we let the Berkey do its thing and drank it.
This thing is awesome – economical, excellent for emergency use, self-sustaining and best of all, because it works off gravity, it does not need batteries or electricity!
This bad boy filters out some pretty nasty stuff (and you can bet some of this is in your city water):
- Viruses (Ms2, Fr Coliphage)
- Pathogenic bacteria cysts and parasites (E. Coli, Giardia, Raoultella Terrigena, etc)
- Trihalomethanes (Chloroform, Dibromochloromethane, etc)
- Radiologicals (Radon 222)
- Inorganic minerals (Chlorine)
- Volatile organic compounds (Atrazine, Benzene, Carbofuran, Ethylene Dibromide, Heptachlor, m-Xylene, etc)
- Heavy metals (Lead, Mercury, Aluminum, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper)
- Reduces or removes rust, silt, sediment, foul taste, and odors
How long do the filters last you ask? Let’s let berkeyfilters.com answer that:
Example: If you had a family of 4 and each person drinks 1/2 gallon of water a day you would use 2 gallons a day. A two filter system lasts 6000 gallons. Divide 6000 by 2. This gives you 3000. That’s 3000 days before you would need to replace your filters. 3000 divided by 365 days a year would be 8.2 years filter life!
That’s a long time right?! You really can’t go wrong getting yourself one of these Berkey’s. After all, clean water is only a necessity for…life.
What do you think? Are you fine with drinking city water? Do you have a water filter that you just can’t live without? Do you know of a cheaper alternative to clean water? Share in the comments below!