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 […]
Category: Other FAQ
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 […]
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 […]
What type of steel is used for the housing of Berkey® systems?
New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. uses only the highest quality, highly polished AISI 304 grade stainless steel, known for its high corrosion and heat-resistant properties, in our Berkey® Water systems. It is equivalent to high quality 18/8 stainless steel cookware.
What is the shelf life of the PRI Fuel Stabilizer if it has not been opened?
Unopened bottles of the Fuel Stabilizer have an indefinite shelf life; once opened, the shelf life is three years. This product should be stored out of direct sunlight and in a cool place.
How do I collect a water sample?
When testing a water sample, we recommend using this standard testing protocol
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 […]
What is the most convenient method for filling up the upper chamber of my system with water?
Most people use a pitcher to pour water into the upper chamber; however, if you have a spray hose on your sink, using it to refill the system is a very convenient method.
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 […]