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 […]
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What is the plastic composition of the Sport Berkey® components (bottle, cap & straw)?
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.
Sport Berkey® Test Results
View our Sport Berkey® test results. Sport-Berkey-Heavy-Metal-Pesticide-VOC-Pharmaceutical-Petrol-Reduction-Test-Report
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.
Can I filter boiling water through the Sport Berkey® for making hot tea?
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.
Do you make a fluoride reduction filter for the Sport Berkey®?
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 […]
I am having difficulty drawing water out of the straw of my new Sport Berkey®. Is something wrong?
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 […]
Can I put my Sport Berkey® in the refrigerator?
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.
What is the capacity of the Sport Berkey®?
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.
I have a generic Sport Berkey®; does it work the same as a regular Sport Berkey®?
Yes, both bottles function identically; the only difference is the generic version has no silk-screening on the exterior of the bottle. The generic versions of the Sport Berkey® filters have been designed for missionaries and relief organizations, where it is critical to keep costs to a minimum.