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We have no way of knowing exactly what potential contaminants may be in each person’s water supply. What we do know is that our Black Berkey® Elements filter out numerous pharmaceutical drugs and endocrine-disruptors (EDCs); such as BPA, Naproxin, Octylphenol, Progesterone, THM’s and many more. Please click here to view some of our most recent […]
When I boil or freeze water from my Berkey® system I see white floating things in the water. What is this?
This is an issue that mostly occurs with hard (heavily mineralized) water. The healthiest water has a higher PH level because it has less acidity. When the PH level of the filtered water is raised, the acidity of the water goes down and the water is no longer able to hold as many minerals in […]
When water is filtered through our system, the Black Berkey® Elements increase the PH level of the water. This is healthful because waterborne pathogens thrive in acidic environments and have difficulty surviving in alkaline environments. An environment with more alkalinity does have a higher PH level. The PH level will depend on various factors including […]
I am in an area that is contaminated with too many waterborne pathogens. Even with filtration, I don’t feel safe drinking the water. What can I do to disinfect the water before filtering it?
The Berkey water systems can efficiently filter raw untreated pond, lake and river water. However, always use the cleanest and clearest water possible. As an additional precaution, if using a source of water that you believe might contain extreme waterborne pathogen contamination, it is recommended by the CDC, EPA and other organizations that approximately sixteen […]
NMCL’s most recent laboratory testing indicates that the Black Berkey® Elements reduce Arsenic up to 99.9%. Typically carbon based elements that reduce Arsenic begin to lose that ability rather quickly. This is likely the case with Black Berkey® Elements, which means that their efficiency at removing Arsenic likely plays out long before the 3,000-gallon life […]
What is the maximum temperature that the Sport Berkey® can be stored at? I want to put it in the trunk of my car and need to know if it would be too hot.
The maximum amount of heat the Sport Berkey® can withstand is 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
60 PSI is the maximum amount of pressure a Berkey Shower Filter™ can withstand.
We determine the typical lifespan of the Black Berkey® Elements by their ability to reduce heavy metals. The breakthrough of heavy minerals can occur at about 3,000 gallons. Heavy metals can leach through beyond 3,000 gallons. However, the elements can be used beyond that point because other reductions continue well beyond 3,000 gallons.