We strongly advise against freezing your elements as a general rule of caution. We also advise against storing the elements (even unused) in sub-freezing climates. The concern with freezing the elements is that any cold or freezing water will expand inside in the element, thereby increasing the pore size and ruining the element. Whether the […]
The Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter has a shelf life of 50 years. When the filter system will not be used for an extended period, remove filter and fill the unit with either chlorinated bleach of 1/4 tsp. per one half gallon of water, or a 50/50 mix of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. Rinse. Allow parts […]
We recommend cleaning the Sport Berkey® straw periodically. Follow standard cleaning procedures which are on the instructions that come with each bottle. In some cases, it may be necessary to soak the top/straw for a bit before cleaning, or use a fine brush in the straw. Typically soaking in soapy water or vinegar water takes […]
The Bottle is FDA LDPE The Cap is FDA HDPE The Straw is FDA PolyPro Please note that the number imprinted on the bottom of the Sport Berkey® refers to a lot number and is not a recycle code.
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.
Hot water can break down the element and compromise its efficiency, so we recommend that you first filter the source water through the Sport Berkey® then afterward boil the filtered water for your tea.
Unfortunately we do not make fluoride reduction filters for the Sport Berkey® . Fluoride is very difficult to extract once it has been introduced into the water supply and it requires a large amount of media to remove just a small amount of fluoride. Currently, it would require that most of the room within the sport […]
On occasion, the straw in the cap becomes pinched. Many times you can actually see where the straw has become stuck together internally. You can fix this very simply by doing the following: -Open the cap so the straw is sticking up. -Grasp the straw with your thumb and index finger, at the point where […]
Yes you can refrigerate the Sport Berkey®, but don’t let it freeze as freezing could expand the pores within the filter element and could compromise the integrity of the filter element.
The capacity of the Sport Berkey® is 22 oz. We recommend replacing the filter after 640 refills of municipal water. Filter may require replacement sooner based upon the quality of influent water.