More information on Black Berkey® Purification Elements and cyanobacteria.

Below is some information that might be helpful, with respect to the seasonal Algae Blooms that have affected some water supplies in the past few years: “…Cyanobacterial cells range in size from 0.5-1 μm to 40 μm in diameter…” In other words, it’s a long skinny bacteria. Reference: http://huey.colorado.edu/cyanobacteria/about/cyanobacteria.php Internet research seems to indicate that […]

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Boil water alert issued for Town of Nickelsville, Va.

The Virginia Department of Health, the Scott County Health Department and the Town of Nickelsville, Va. issued a notice Thursday to customers of the Town of Nickelsville Waterworks, asking residents to boil their tap water or drink bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes until further notice. To view full article, click here.

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Why is it necessary to purge the Berkey® Post Filter elements?

The media used in our post filter elements can contain a small amount of harmless process dust or fines, due primarily to assembly, handling and shipping of these elements. For aesthetic reasons, we recommend the Berkey® Post Filter elements be purged on both ends to remove the majority of this process dust, prior to installing […]

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5 Things You Should Know About California’s Water Crisis

Drought, and the resulting shortage of melting snow, is driving the historic water shortages across much of the American West. Click here to view an interactive map of decline in snowpack, and how it affects the water supply, in California. Our Berkey Lights and Travel Berkeys are available for purchase in California. To purchase a […]

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What are your spigots made out of?

We carry different types of spigots. The stopper, shell, nut, and washer for our Standard Spigots and Sight Glass Spigots are made of the following materials: The stopper inside is “FDA grade silicone” The shell/nut is FDA grade polypropylene. The washers are FDA grade rubber. The Sight Glass Spigot tubes are a buffed aluminum gauge shield […]

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