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Do your filters take out plastic from the water?
There are various plastic materials that can be leeched into water and the most common are BPA ( Bisphenol A) and 1,1-Dichloroethane (11-DCA). The Black Berkey elements have been tested to remove both of these plastic materials. Please refer to our lab testing results by clicking here
Berkey Shower Filter™ Instructions
For a complete set of installation instructions and diagram, click here.
Sport Berkey® Test Results
View our Sport Berkey® test results. Sport-Berkey-Heavy-Metal-Pesticide-VOC-Pharmaceutical-Petrol-Reduction-Test-Report
Do your Black Berkey® Elements filter out all the drugs/pharmaceuticals that are in our city-water?
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 […]
If Arsenic is removed using Black Berkey® Elements then what is the need for Berkey PF-2™ Elements?
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.
What is the maximum PSI that the Berkey Shower Filter™ can withstand?
60 PSI is the maximum amount of pressure a Berkey Shower Filter™ can withstand.
What happens if I use my Black Berkey® Elements after 3,000 gallons?
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.