Are Berkey® Systems Available in Iowa?

The state of Iowa has established regulations and procedures for the sale of water systems. Under this regulation, the state of Iowa requires that any water treatment system that is sold in the state first be certified by an independent, third-party testing agency, such as NSF, before the system can be considered eligible for sale […]

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What are the Blocking Plugs made of?

There are three different types of Blocking Plugs: Black Blocking Plugs come standard in all Berkey Light® systems and some stainless steel systems. The black plugs are made of FDA approved Buna rubber. Off-White Blocking Plugs may come with the Berkey Light® and some stainless steel systems. The off-white plugs are made of food grade […]

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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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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 […]

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How should I clean my stainless steel chambers?

Wash lower chamber once per month with soapy dishwater. In areas with hard water, calcium scale may build up on spigot and chambers after prolonged use. To remove, soak affected part(s) in vinegar or a 50-50% mix of vinegar and water for about 15 minutes. Wipe away calcium scale with a ScotchBrite pad or soft […]

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