We bought our Berkey Water Filter back in 2010. Someone very dear to us was going through a big cancer battle and it made us start to examine many things in our life.
We started learning more about what was in the food we were eating, the products we were using, AND the water we were drinking.
We didn’t begin our healthy eating journey thinking we could prevent cancer. We started our journey because cancer opened our eyes and MADE us want to know more.
While we were learning about the food we were eating, we also started questioning the quality of our drinking water.
Berkey Water Filter Stats
We were unsatisfied with the water our city was providing and we weren’t interested in buying bottled water. The cost of bottled water for drinking AND cooking everyday would be astronomical. Besides that, we didn’t want to buy water that was bottled in plastic.
That’s what led us to buy a Berkey.
21,000,000 Americans drink water that violates U.S. health standards.reference
Berkey water filter systems are actually water purifiers because they remove bacteria and viruses that conventional filters cannot.
Cheaper than a pitcher-style system
We are extremely frugal people so you know that we did the math to see if Berkey would be a cost effective solution to our problem.
And, do you know what we discovered?
Over time, filtering our water with a Berkey was cheaper than filtering with a cheap pitcher-style system even though the up-front cost of the Berkey was much higher. The best part is that the Berkey water filter system would also give us cleaner water than any other system we had researched.
Just see what Berkey has to say about it…
Our Berkey water filter systems can be classified as a water purifier because the elements actually remove 99.9999999% of pathogenic bacteria (log 9 reductions) and 99.999% of viruses which greatly exceeds the standards.
Also removes or reduces:
Arsenic (>99.9%); Escherichia coli (E. Coli) (>99.999%); Fluorene (>99.9%); Manganese (>99.9%); MBAS (>96.67%); Nitrites (>95%); PCB s (>99.9%); Petroleum Products (Gasoline, Diesel, Crude Oil, Kerosene, Mineral Spirits, Refined Oil- All >99.9%); Selenium (>99.9%); Thallium (>99.5%); Rust; Silt; Sediment; Turbidity; Foul Tastes and Odors.reference
Even More Perks!
You can even purchase fluoride filters to remove the fluoride from your water.
I love that they are also available in stainless steel. That’s what we have because we don’t want our water sitting in a plastic container.
Plus, I love the way it looks in our kitchen!
So, if you are looking for a cost-effective way to give your family cleaner water, Berkey is for you!
We have had our Berkey for a LONG time. We are all about saving money and being healthy (plus, we won’t buy just anything) so you know we have done our research! If you have any questions, let me know!
All the best,
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