Berkey® Water Systems and ORP

What is ORP? ORP stands for Oxidation Reduction Potential or Redox. It is the activity or strength of oxidizers and reducers in relation to their concentration in water. It is not (like pH) a measurement of concentration, rather of activity level. Different meters are available to measure the ORP in your water. ORP is measured […]

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Black Berkey® Elements Test Results

Specially formulated to address 200+ typical contaminants found in tap water and other freshwater sources. Our unique Black Berkey® Elements are made from a proprietary blend of media, and are backed by independent third-party testing. The gold standard in gravity-fed water filtration, authentic Black Berkey® Elements are capable of greater contaminant reduction and a longer […]

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When and how do I clean the Black Berkey® Elements?

Black Berkey® Elements don’t necessarily need to be cleaned every time one cleans their Berkey® unit. However, this can vary depending on your area and water source. In certain areas, the  water is much dirtier than normal, and will necessitate cleaning the elements more frequently; possibly even more than cleaning the rest of the system […]

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How do the Black Berkey® Elements work?

We at New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. want you to be educated about water filtration. This will allow you to make an informed decision on something as important as the quality of your drinking water. Since water filtration is a complex science, we try to use familiar terms when possible so the explanation is easier to […]

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Do your Black Berkey® Elements remove Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide and pesticide. Glyphosate is primarily released into the environment via runoff water and predominately applied as a spray for agricultural purposes. This contaminant has recently become the topic of discussion because of its association with acute or chronic exposure leading to various potential health issues or concerns. The EPA has […]

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Why do your instructions say : “Do not allow filter to freeze?”

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 […]

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Heavy Metal Test Results : Gravity Fed and Counter Top Systems

Water Filter Labs tested for the ability of the most common counter top and gravity fed filters to remove heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury as well as elements that have radioactive isotopes such as strontium, cesium, uranium, and aluminum reduction. Click the following link to view the test results: Water Filter […]

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Are the Black Berkey® Elements or Berkey PF-2™ and PF-4™ recyclable?

We don’t recommend the recycling of the Black Berkey® Elements, PF-2s or PF-4s. The shells of the Berkey® PF-2™ and PF-4™ are made of Polypropylene, which is Recycle Code 5. Uses of Polypro (for short) include catsup bottles, yogurt containers, margarine tubs & medicine bottles.  However, there is no recycle code for the Berkey PF™ […]

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