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

If the time it takes for the water to filter into the lower chamber substantially decreases, the flow rate can be easily renewed by cleaning the ceramic filter. Follow these simple steps: Carefully remove the Berkey Earth® Element from the upper chamber. Using a soft toothbrush or soft scouring pad (3M Scotch-Brite® or similar), scrub the […]

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What is the Berkey Earth® Element made from?

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and other specialized media, combined in a proprietary formulation. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a fossil substance, made up of very small silicon shells left by a type of microscopic, hard-shelled, one-celled algae (trillions of them) called diatoms. It is reported that there are over 1500 uses for DE today, including filtering agents […]

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How does the Berkey Earth® Element not grow bacteria?

The specially formulated media in Berkey Earth® elements control the build-up of bacteria, algae and fungi and by controlling these microorganisms, the life of the elements is extended. Reducing the build-up of bacteria and other microorganisms eliminates the need for chemical treatment methods which are both costly and may be harmful to one’s health.

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Berkey Earth® DE Elements test results

Please  find links below to independent test results for the Berkey Earth® DE Elements: Berkey-Earth-Bacteria-Removal-Test-Report Berkey-Earth-Heavy-Metal-VOC-Pesticide-Herbicide-Pharmceutical-Petrol-Removal-Test-Report Berkey-Earth-Microbiological-Removal-Test-Report    

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