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CHEAPEST and BEST Water Purification – Why We Love This Over All the Others

Why We Chose This Simple, Cheap Water System Over All the Rest…

We have tried and considered a number of water purification and filtration systems including Brita, Pur, Propur, Zero Water, reverse osmosis / alkaline / distillation units, Far-Infrared, Negative-Ion, Nikken, Aquasana, Aquacera, Katadyn and more. Here’s what we found out and why we chose as we did. (Please Note: We may receive a commission from some of the links below. Thank you!)

A Picture of the Water System We Bought:

Berkey Water Purification Filtration System - Gravity Fed - No Electricity or Water Pressure Required

This system is made of super high quality 304 Stainless Steel, is gravity fed, compact with 1.5 gallon capacity (good enough for us) and less than 20 inches tall and 8 inches wide. Larger versions are available, but we’re more than happy with this unit as the water flow is fast enough for family and container gardening use. We use the black filters and can also use the fluoride filters as well as the situation warrants. We got a discounted price and a filtration camping bottle for 50% off.


Chrisbeatcancer Youtube Video
Chris explains why he chose the Berkey, how it works and its benefits. Chris’ website: http://chrisbeatcancer.com

Chris likes the Berkey for the sames reasons we do. He has the Big Berkey while we have the smaller Travel Berkey.

Chris’ List of Berkey Benefits:
» Berkey removes 99.9% of pollutant and impurities
» Extra arsenic and fluoride filters (Most other filters do not do this)
» Extremely economical – 6000 gallons per Big Berkey 4 filter system
» 2 cents a gallon, can last 11 years
» No electricity or water pressure needed – Freestanding gravity system
» Leaves water with neutral pH, doesn’t strip out minerals
» Water tastes amazing, can filter pond water

He recommends Berkeyfilters distributor.


Note: This is a long article. Sections included below:

Review with our own images
Pros
Cons
Benefits
California Test Results
Discount Links
Setup
Comparisons
Addendum


All the water purifiers and technologies had their benefits, but none of these met our pretty specific requirements such as super economical, complete filtration and sterilization, portability, durability, reliability, economy, simplicity, ease-of-use, non-electric natural flow, good taste, ability to filter all types of non-potable water. Our list was hard to fulfill but there were a few stand-outs – British Berkefeld , Doulton and the Berkey. Not only did they have all the features we were looking for but the Berkey was also the lowest cost per gallon.


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After extensive evaluation, we opted for the Berkey as the and British Berkefeld and Doulton with white ceramic filters did not quite equal the purification and filtration standards of the Berkey with black filters. Also, the Doulton and British Berkefeld did not appear as polished and finely milled as the Berkey stainless and didn’t provide optional filtration for fluoride removal.

This is the Big Berkey. It holds 2.1 gallons and will filter up to 3.5 gallons / hour, good for 4 - 16 people.

This is the the most popular size Big Berkey. It holds 2.1 gallons and will filter up to 3.5 gallons / hour, good for 4 – 16 people. It comes with spout (high-flow spigot) and 2 or 4 filters including the fluoride filters. It looks very similar to our Travel model.

We ended up buying the Berkey and loved it so much that we decided to promote and affiliate with the best distributor that we found.

The Berkey was believed by many experts to be the least expensive, high quality gravity fed water purification system gallon per gallon, and our investigations proved why. It seemed to surpass the others in almost all the ways we required. We decided to order. See our unit with installation pictures below.


We realize that in an emergency situation, water would be the most one of the top most vital provisions. Berkey provides ultra pure, mountain-fresh tasting water at home, work or in a bug-out or survival scenario by purifying water from almost any source, including dirty, stagnant pond water, noelectricity or water pressure needed.

The Travel Berkey kit. You can see the mirror-like finish.

The Travel Berkey kit. You can see the mirror-like finish. Comes with faucet and 2 black filters. We received a Berkey Sport bottle for 50% off. We could have gotten 2 additional fluoride filters at 50% instead.

We were very impressed with the quality of the stainless steel construction with no welds. Every aspect of its metal construction seemed to be made with life-time durability. It was shiny and polished both inside and outside to an almost mirror-like finish. We prefered this finish over the brushed and slightly uneven finishes of some of the other steel brands. Additionally, we would be able to take our Travel Berkey with us where we went in car or camper. Did Our Berkey have any flaws? Yes. There was a sligh marking where there would have been a weld. However, the stainless is through and through so what could possibly be a weld is almost invisible.


This is the Go Berkey Kit. Comes with the sport bottle, compact 304 stainless steel portable filtration with black Berkey filter and case.

This is the Go Berkey Kit. Comes with the sport bottle, compact 304 stainless steel portable filtration with black Berkey filter and case.

For quick bugging out, we can take our Sport Berkey bottle. It’s good to have for emergencies, hiking, camping, backpacking. You can see the blue sport bottle with included filter in the picture. We are looking forward to getting the Go Berkey next; it’s a compact steel water filtration system that can fit in a bag or pack and is good for 1 or 2 people.

Gravity fed filtration technology as utilized by the Berkey has been used by relief organizations such as the Red Cross, Peace Corps, UNICEF, missionaries around the world, while the black filters pass the World Health Organization’s stringent water purification requirements.


ALL ABOUT THE BERKEY | SETUP WITH OUR IMAGES

Berkey in the box - has a mirror like finish on the lid. Steel thickness is sturdy.

Berkey in the box – has a mirror like finish on the lid. Steel thickness is sturdy. We noticed with when screwed in the round plastic handle, the steel bent ever so slightly, almost imperceptibly. The Berkey system has almost the thickness of MSR steel cooking pot. Definitely strong and durable.

Berkey provides the exact type of metal used in our model – 304 highest quality stainless steel. The faucet or spigot is made by the US company, Tomlinson who also supplies the largest and most expensive coffee and beverage makers in the world. If you’ve read complaints about this spout in any reviews, we can assure you that it looks very well made. All washers and plastic parts were odorless and were made of high quality food grade plastic and/or glass. Tomlinson Industries is ISO 9001:2008-certified, and most of their products are NSF, UL, cUL, CSA and CE certified. Tomlinson is the recipient of the Presidential E-Star for excellence in export out of the United States.

The Berkey faucet manufactured by Tomlinson, plastic lid handle and washers. All pieces had no plastic or chemical odors. Seemed well-made, sturdy. No lead parts.

The Berkey faucet manufactured by Tomlinson, plastic lid handle and washers. All pieces had no plastic or chemical odors. Seemed sturdy enough and well-made. No lead parts.

Back of the Berkey faucet with Tomlinson name. You can see the manufacturing quality is good.

Back of the Berkey faucet with Tomlinson name. Manufacturing quality is good. They also provide a stainless steel spigot for an additional cost.

Filters
Some people had problems with older Berkey filters from 2010 and 2011. Some distributors were still selling these defective filters in 2012. However, the company we recommend has only the new, long-term warranteed high quality filters for sale. There have been no problem with the new filters.

This is a picture of the Berkey black filters installed in the upper chamber of the Travel Berkey.

This is a picture of the Berkey black filters installed in the upper chamber of the Travel Berkey.

SETUP
It takes about 5 minutes to set up the first time. After that, It takes just a few minutes to take apart, move to another location. All you do is rinse the filters using the “priming button.” You then screw the filters snugly to the bottom of the top cannister. Then you screw in the faucet in the bottom cannister. You place the top cannister on top of the other cannister, pour some water in the top and let it drain through to the bottom via gravity. Incredibly simple, incredibly efficient. No wasted water.

Setting Up the Berkey

Setting Up Our Berkey - We actually set this up late at night. The light you see is a combination of moon, stars, outdoor lighting. Even in low light, it was easy and quick.

Setting Up Our Berkey – We actually set this up late at night. The light you see is a combination of moon, stars, outdoor lighting. Even in low light, it was easy and quick. We made a slight error and put the inner washer on the outside and the outside washer on the inside. It works, but we should take it apart and change it. So far, we’re leaving it as it is. We’ll see…

Priming Button

This is the priming button. You fit this over the filter's extended screw to put under kitchen faucet.

This is the priming button. You fit this over the filter extended screw and hold it up to the kitchen faucet, then turn on the cold water slowly. It was very easy to do, no problem at all.

Water Beading on the Primed Filter

As your priming the filter, the water begins to bead up and look like tiny gems in the light. Soon, the water streams gently.

As your priming the filter, the water begins to bead up and look like tiny gems in the light. Soon, the water streams gently.

Priming Instructions

Here is an image of the priming instructions that is provided with the elements kit. Click on the image for a larger view.

Here is an image of the priming instructions that is provided with the elements (filter) kit. Click on the image for a larger view.

Washing and Drying the Stainless Steel Containers

Washing and Drying the Cannisters. We just washed with dishwashing detergent. Some may want to use bleach, but we did not.

Washing and Drying the Cannisters. We just washed with dishwashing detergent. Some may want to use bleach, but we did not. The instructions asked us to wash our hands when handling the filters, and a mild detergent to wash the containers. The containers are dishwasher safe, not the filters.

Closeup of the Berkey Black Filter

Here's a close-up of the black filter. You can see the matte, superfine, micropore construction. The cap, screw end and hex nut are a resilient resin-type plastic. There's no plastic smell or odor and of course, it's all food grade materials.

Here’s a close-up of the black filter. You can see the matte, superfine, micropore construction. The cap, screw end and hex nut are a resilient resin-type plastic. There’s no plastic smell or odor and of course, it’s all food grade materials.

Closeup of the Filter’s Stem and WingNut

Closeup of the Filter's Stem and WingNut

Closeup of the Filter’s Stem and WingNut – You can see the high quality and sturdiness of the plastic. There’s absolutely no odor, plastic, chemical or otherwise. The parts fit well together. The wingnut is supposed to be turned 8 times against the bottom of the upper chamber. We didn’t count but tightened till snug. Oh well!

Mistake! Filling It Up In the Sink

We made the mistake of filling it up in the sink.

We made the mistake of filling it up in the sink. It would have been better to put it on the counter and fill it up with a pitcher or one of our Rubbermaid gallon containers. It was a bit heavy and precarious because we filled it to the brim. But, because it was the smaller Travel Berkey, it was maneuverable.

The Water Comes Out At a Fairly Good Clip

The Water Comes Out At a Fairly Good Clip

We hold the top chamber up to see the water drip from the filters. It comes out at a pretty fast rate. We can see this fairly compact unit easily providing enough drinking water for 2 to 4 people.

Details – The Bottom Chamber

Details - The Bottom Chamber

Details – The Bottom Chamber – We noticed the bottom chamber has no imperfections that we can see. The top chamber had a few, very slight, almost invisible blemishes.

Details – The Spigot

This is the fast-flow faucet or spigot. It's high quality and made by Tomlinson. It works well and is both light-weight but quite sturdy.

This is the fast-flow faucet or spigot. It’s high quality and made by Tomlinson. It works well and is both light-weight but quite sturdy.

Details – The Lid Knob

The knob for the lid is strong, similar to the knobs on high quality pots and pans.

The knob for the lid is strong, similar to the knobs on high quality pots and pans. What’s interesting is that it has a slightly shaved edge that smooths out any ridges that might have been there. It looks as if it had been hand-tooled.

Details – The Berkey Embossed Emblem

The berkey emblem is tastefully embossed in the stainless and looks elegant and subtle.

The berkey emblem is tastefully embossed in the stainless and looks elegant and subtle.

Details – All Set Up

All has been set up. We moved it farther down the counter away from the sink and placed it in the rubber base.

All has been set up. We moved it farther down the counter away from the sink and placed it in the rubber base.


How Does the Water Taste?
The first batch of water came straight from the primed filters. Actually, we were supposed to do a few rinsings before using the water, but we went ahead tasted it anyway. It tasted good, but had a slight aftertaste and seemed a bit bitter. However, the fourth batch of water tasted really good. The best word we can use to describe it is “bright.” It was as if the water was just a little bit “bluer,” perhaps like a cold stream. In fact, it did remind us of mountain high water. Perhaps it’s because certain valuable minerals remain but all the other particles and contaminants are removed.

In comparison with our artesian well water that has been purified and treated, we can say that the Berkey water had more bite and less sweetness. The artesian water has a flatter taste, rather one dimensional. We like both waters.

In comparison with our tap water, the Berkey water is million times better. Our tap water has such an unpleasant, off flavor, is exceedingly dead and does contain excess minerals. The source is the Colorado River, but has wound around thousands of miles of aqueducts. We don’t know why it tastes so bad, but it does. Therefore, the Berkey water was a pleasant surprise. We are going to do a few more rinsings and then see how it goes.

We wish we would have gotten this system sooner so our pets could have had this water instead of tap water. Bottled water was not an option for our pets except when they were ill.

Our dog has arthritis and hip problems and our cat struggles with skin issues. We’re going to see if this water helps.

Bottled water is just not the best option unless it’s fresh from the source and has NOT been processed. Here in Southern California, good water is not as easy to come by as in Northern California. City water suppliers treat the water so much with chlorine, fluoride and other additives. Additionally, the water storage tanks might contain some mold, fungi or algae. In fact, our tap water has an algae like taste. Some might use the word, funky.

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(Note For Californians: You can buy the large sized see-through Berkey Light with LEDs, or, if you want large stainless steel chambers you can get the British Berkefeld and swap out the white filters for the black and fluoride filters. Californians can purchase the Travel Berkey, Large Berkey Light, Sport Berkey and Go Berkey. The Travel Berkey and Berkey Light use the regular sized black Berkey filters while the sport bottle comes with it’s own sized filter. The Go Berkey is a back-pack sized stainless steel kit with filterted bottle and a nylon case. All systems will filter non-potable water including water from stagnant, contaminated sources. Other units did not have this option.)


Pros and Cons

Pros
Strong 304 Finely Milled Stainless Steel
Highest testing black filters
Fluoride filters available
Solid, strong construction
Good quality Tomlinson spigot
No plastic odor on the washers and spigot
Multiple Sizes Available
Fluoride filters available
Flawless, seamless bottom cannister
Drip purification
Soundless drip (No slow drip hollow echo from our system)
Fast filtration and purification for our purposes
No electricity required
No water pressure required
No water wasted
Purifies non-potable water
Great for emergency water sourcing
3000 gallon filters
Lowest cost/gallon of all systems
Heavy Duty, Lifetime durability for chambers
Lightweight resin seethrough model available
Was able to receive discount and 50% off additional item
Great tasting, fresh, “bright” water
Great for container plants and sprouts
Low maintenance
Super easy to set up
Super easy and simple to use

Cons
We noticed slight golden discoloration in “invisible” seam on upper chamber only
After initial filtering, slight discoloration on bottom corners
(Note: The bottom discoloration easily washed away. Interestingly, there hasn’t been any more bottom discoloration, since.)
With initial filtering, there was an odor and slight bitterness to the water
(After 3rd filtering, no odors, no off tastes, no odors in upper chamber)
Not all models sold in California
(manufacturer’s choice to avoid expensive & extensive paperwork for smaller companies located out-of-state)
(Our favorite models ARE available in Calif
ornia, so no harm, no foul)
Would like a low-cost matching base to raise system several inches (not necessary however)
(Faucet models must be edge of counter or stool, like most water systems)
Priming button was a tiny bit ungainly to use

SUMMARY
We really had to struggle to come up with cons. Our already high expections were exceeded by the pros and quality of this system. We are immensely happy with every feature and look forward to getting the larger, lightweight, see-through model along with the Go Berkey Kit. We also would like to get the LED base, but it is rather high priced for us. Wish we had this YEARS AGO, would have saved us many hundreds on bottled water and our other systems.


We will continue to update this article as we work with our Berkey system.

Cost
By the gallon, this water is so cheap that you can use this water on your plants. Despite the low cost, the data shows that Berkey filters clean the water to a higher degree than most all other similar systems.

This system can go wherever you go. You can take it with you. It’s not installed on your plumbing. Store in a truck, trailer or camper.

Where We Purchased Our Berkey, and Why We Chose This Distributor
We checked out Amazon, the Berkey Guy, Alex Jones’ affiliate link and a number of other Berkey websites. Of all the retailers, this one was straight forward, had excellent pricing, answered their telephone, had free shipping, gave us 50% off on an additional item, gave us our own affiliate link discount and allowed us to use it on our own purchase (we called to ask if that would be ok). We had called the manufacturer and asked about some of the issues with previous filters. They assured us that BerkeyFilters.com was one of their top distributors that had only the latest model filters without defect, and intimated that some previous sellers may have sold some elements from a defective batch. We received our product very quickly, well packed. It had a quality assurance “double-check” sticker. All parts and instructions were included. You can find out more information HERE at:

Our Purchase and Affiliate Link:http://store.berkeyfilters.com/…berkey-water-filters%2Fsystems%2F


CALIFORNIA TESTING RESULTS

Toxicology Testing of the Berkey Filtration System

Below is the California Toxicology Water Test Results. You will see that the results are probably some of the best you can find.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Department of Agricultural Commissioner/ Weights and Measures
Environmental Toxicology Laboratory
11012 Garfield Avenue, Bldg. 8
South Gate, California 90280

http://acwm.co.la.ca.us

Richard K. Lizuka
Chief Deputy
California State DHS Certificate #1430
County Sanitation TO # I0240Report Date: August 22, 2012
Sample Description: Berkey Water Filter
Attention: Adam Lock – New Millennium Concepts, Ltd.
PO Box 201411
Arlington, TX 76006

Date Received: May 23, 2012 | Laboratory ID Number: E1201232001

FILTER PREPARATION PRIOR TO ANALYSES: The complete filtering unit was initially rinsed and drained with 1 liter of deionized water.

Description of Methods:INORGANIC TESTING

Nitrite: A 500 mL of 2 mg/L nitrite was transferred to filter unit E1201232001, filtered through the filter and analyzed. Procedures was performed on 05/22112.

MBAS Analyses: A 500-rnL of 300µg/L aliquot was passed through the filter and analyzed. Procedure was performed on 05/24112.

Trace Metals: 500 mL of 200µg/L each of aluminum, chromium, copper, lead, nickel, cadmium, cobalt, arsenic, molybdenum, vanadium, antimony, selenium, thallium and 500µg/L ofbarium were transferred to filter unit E1201232001, filtered through the filter, and analyzed. Procedure was performed on 06/05/12.

Mercury: 1 liter of25µg/L mercury in water was transferred to E1201232001, filtered through the filter and analyzed on 06/02112.

Turbidity: 500mL water with turbidity value of 4.50 NTU was passed through the filters and analyzed. Procedure performed on 06/01/12.

Chromium VI: 500 mL water with 200 µg/L chromium VI was filtered through filter unit E1201232001, and the filtrate was analyzed on 07/13/12.

Total Residual Chlorine: 500mL aliquot of 0.65 mg/L chlorine was passed through the filters and analyzed on 06/01/12.

Analyte Method
Used
Pre-Filtered
Concentration
Units    Post
Filtration
Result
%
Reduction
Report mg
Limit         
Date
Analyzed   
Nitrite 300.0 2 mg/L <0.1 >95 0.10 05/22/12
MBAS SM5540C 300 µg/L <10 >96.67 10.0 05/24/12
Arsenic 200.8 200 µg/L <2.0 >99 2.00 06/05/12
Chromium 200.8 200 µg/L <10 >95.00 10.0 06/05/12
Copper 200.8 200 µg/L <10 >95.00 10.0 06/05/12
Nickel 200.8 200 µg/L <10 >95.00 10.0 06/05/12
Cadmium 200.8 200 µg/L <1.0 >99.50 1.00 06/05/12
Cobalt 200.8 200 µg/L <10 >95.00 10.0 06/05/12
Lead 200.8 200 µg/L <5.0 >97.50 5.00 06/05/12
Molybdenum 200.8 200 µg/L <20 >90.00 20.0 06/05/12
Vanadium 200.8 200 µg/L <25 >87.50 25.0 06/05/12
Antimony 200.8 200 µg/L <5.0 >97.50 5.00 06/05/12
Selenium 200.8 200 µg/L <5.0 >97.50 5.00 06/05/12
Thallium 200.8 200 µg/L <1.0 >99.50 1.00 06/05/12
Barium 200.8 200 µg/L <10 >80.00 10.0 06/05/12
ChromiumVI 218.6 200 µg/L <0.3 >99.80 0.30 07/13/12
Mercury 245.1 25 µg/L <0.5 >98.00 0.50 06/02/12
TotalChlorine SM4500Cl 0.65 mg/L <0.1 >87.50 0.10 06/01/12
Turbidity SM 2130B 4.5 NTU <.10 >97.78 0.10 06/01/12


* Please note that in all the testing conducted on the Black Berkey purification element, reduction occurred in excess of the reporting limit for each test. In other words, the reduction levels achieved, in every case, exceeded the testing limitation of the laboratory in which the tests were conducted. What this means is that the reduction levels indicated on the enclosed test results are a minimum that can be achieved; real world results may actually be greater than the percentages listed. For example the lab could only test total chlorine removal up to 87.5%.

** Total chlorine is the sum of free chlorine and combined chlorine. The level of total chlorine will always be higher than or equal to the level of free chlorine. Free chlorine refers to both hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and the hypochlorite (OCl-) ion or bleach, and is commonly added to water systems for disinfection. When ammonia or organic nitrogen is also present, chloramines known as monochloramine, dichloramine, and trichloramine will quickly form. Chloramines are also known as a combined chlorine.

PART 2

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures

Environmental Toxicology Laboratory
11012 Garfield Avenue, Bldg. B
South Gate, California 90280

http://acwm.co.la.ca.us

California State DHS Certificate #1430County Sanitation ID #10240
Report Date: August 22, 2012
Sample Description: Berkey Water FilterAttention: Adam Lock
New Millennium Concepts, Ltd.
PO Box 201411
Arlington, TX 76006Date
Received: May 23, 2012
Laboratory ID Number: E1201232001

FILTER PREPARATION PRIOR TO ANALYSES: The complete filtering unit was initially rinsed with deionized water.

Description of Methods: ORGANIC TESTING
Volatile Organic (Method 524.2): 250 uL of volatile organic standard in methanol at 2000 ug/mL was added to 2 liter of deionized water. This spiked water (concentration = 250 ug/L) was trans­ferred to filter unit E1201232001, filtered through the unit and analyzed. Procedures was performed on 06/14/12.

Chlorinated Pesticides (Method 505): 1.0 mL of Chlorinated Pesticides at 20-200 ug/mL was added to 2.0 liter of deionized water. This spiked water (concentration = 10-100 ug/l) was transferred to filter unit E1201232001, filtered through the unit and analyzed. Procedure was performed on 06/21/12.

Nitrogen and Phosphorus containing Pesticides (Method 507): 2.0 mL of simazine, atrazine, molinate and thiobencarb at 50 ug/mL was added to 2.0 liter of deionized water. This spiked water (concentration = 50 ug/mL) was transferred to filter unit E1201232001, filtered through the unit and analyzed. Procedure was performed on 06/21112.

Chlorinated Acids (Method 515.3): 2.0 mL of Chlorinated Acids at 6-46 ug/mL was added to 2.0 liter of deionized water. This spiked water (concentration = 6-46 ug/L) was transferred to filter unit £1201232001, filtered through the unit and analyzed. Procedure was performed on 06/12/12.

Carbamates (Method 531.1 ): 2.0 mL of Carbamate at 100 ug/mL was added to 2.0 liter of deionized water. This spiked water (concentration = 100 ug/L) was transferred to filter unit E1201232001, filtered through the unit and analyzed. Procedure was performed on 06/13/12.

Glyphosate (Method 547): 2.0 mL of glyphosate standard at 100 ug/mL was added to 2.0 liter of deionized water. This spiked water (concentration = 100ug/L) was transferred to filter unit E1201232001, filtered through the unit and analyzed. Procedure was performed on 06/07/12.

Method 504 Spike Sample Preparation: 1.0 mL of EDB & DBCP standard at 200 ug/mL was added to 2.0 liters of deionized water. This spiked water (concentration = 100 ug/L) was transferred to filter unit E1201232001, filtered through the unit and analyzed. Procedure was performed on 07/17/12.

Method 552 Spike Sample Preparation: 1.0 mL of EPA 552 standard solution at 100 ug/mL was added to 2.0 liters of deionized water. This spiked water (concentration = 50 ug/L) was transferred to filter unit E1201232001, filtered through the unit and analyzed. Procedure was performed on 06/14/12.
 

Analyte

Method
Used
Pre- Filtered
Concen-
tration
Units Post
Filtratio
Result
%
Reduc-
tion
Reporting
Limit
Date
Analyzed
Dibromochloropropane (DBCP) 504.1 100 ug/l <.01 >99.99 0.01 07/20/12
Ethylene Dibromide (E_DB_l 504.1 100 ug/l <.02 >99.98 0.02 07/20/12
Bromodichloromethane 524.2 250 ug/1 <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06114112
Bromoform 524.2 250 ug/1 <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
Chloroform 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
Dibromochloromethane 524.2 250 ug/1 <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
Benzene 524.2 250 ug/1 <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
Carbon Tetrachloride 524.2 250 ug/1 <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06114/12
I 2-Dichlorobenzene 524.2 250 ug/1 <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06114/12
1 4-Dichlorobenzene 524.2 250 ug/1 <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06114112
1 1-Dichloroethane 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
1 2-Dichloroethane 524.2 250 ug/1 <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14112
1 1-Dichloroethylene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
cis- L2-Dichloroethvlene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
trans-1 2-Dichloroethvlene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/1 2
Dichloromethane
(methylene chloride)
524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
1..2-Dir.hl 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.&0 0.50 06/14/12
    

Analyte

Method
Used
Pre-
Filtered
Concen-
tration
Units Post
Filtration
Result
%
Reduc-
tion
Reportg
Limit
Date
Analyzed
Ethyl benzene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
1 3-Dichloroprooene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06114112
1 1-Dichloroethane 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06114/12
Monochlorobenzene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
Stvrene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/1 2
I 1 2 2-Tetrachloroethane 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06114/12
TetrachloroethYlene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
Toluene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
1 2 4-Trichlorobenzene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
1 1 1-Trichloroethane 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
1 1.2-Trichloroethane 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06114/12
Trichloroethylene 524.2 250 ug/l <0.5 >99.80 0.50 06/14/12
Trichlorotrifluoroethane (freon 113) 524.2 250 ug/l <10 >96.00 10.0 06/14/12
Total Xylenes 524.2 750 ug/l <1.5 >99.80 1.50 06114/12
MTBE 524.2 250 ug/l <1 >99.60 1.00 06/14/12
Hexachlorocvclooentadiene 505 10 ug/1 < 1 >90.00 1.00 06/21/12
Lindane 505 10 ug/l <0.2 >98.00 0.20 06/21/12
Heptachlor 505 10 ug/l <0.01 >99.90 0.01 06/21/12
Heotachlor eooxide 505 10 ug/l <0.01 >99.90 0.01 06/21/12
Endrin 505 10 ug/l <0.1 >99.00 0.10 06/21/12
Methoxychlor 505 100 ug/l <10 >90.00 10.0 06/21/12
Molinate 507 50 ug/l <2 >96.00 2.00 06/22/12
Atrazine 507 50 ug/l <0.5 >99.00 0.50 06/22/1 2
Simazine 507 50 ug/l <1 >98.00 1.00 06/22/12
Thiobencarb 507 50 ug/l <1 >98.00 1.00 06/22/12
2 4-D 515.3 10.1 ug/l <1 >90.10 1.00 06/12/12
Dinoseb 515.3 14.3 ug/l <2 >86.01 2.00 06112/12
Pentachloroohenol 515.3 6.65 ug/l <0.2 >96.99 0.20 06112/12
Silvex 515.3 10.2 ug/1 <1 >90.20 1.00 06112112
Oxamyl 531.1 100 ug/g <5 >95.00 5.00 06/14/12
Carbofuran 531.1 100 ug/l <5 >95.00 5.00 06/14/12
Glyphosate 547 100 ug/l <25 >75.00 25.0 06/08/12
    
Analyte Method
Used
Pre-
Filtered
Concen-
tration
Units Post
Filtration Result
%
Reduc-
tion
Reportg
Limit
Date
Analyzed
Bromoacetic Acid 552.2 50 ug/l <l >98.00 1.00 6114112
Chloroacetic Acid 552.2 50 ug/l <2 >96.00 2.00 6/14/12
Dibromoacetic Acid 552.2 50 ug/l <1 >98.00 1.00 6/14/12
Dichloroacetic Acid 552.2 50 ug/1 <I >98.00 1.00 6114112
Total Haloacetic Acids
(HAAS)
552.2 50 ug/l <I >98.00 1.00 6/14/12


* Please note that in all the testing conducted on the Black Berkey purification element, reduction occurred in excess of the reporting limit for each test. In other words, the reduction levels achieved, in every case, exceeded the testing limitation of the laboratory in which the tests were conducted. What this means is that the reduction levels indicated on the enclosed test results are a minimum that can be achieved; real world results may actually be greater than the percentages listed. For example the lab could only test total Haloacetic Acids (HAAS) removal up to 98%.


Miscellaneous Notes

Re: The black Berkey filters: Contaminant removal test results of the black Berkey elements were superior to the other brands that we reviewed, including Pur, Brita, Aquasana, Doulton, Propur, Zero Water, Katadyn, MSR and the Doulton / British Berkefeld Sterasyl elements.

For Californians: If you want the extra large sized stainless containers, you can use the more effective Black Berkey filters in the British Berkefeld containers which come with white ceramic and vice versa. In California, you an purchase the Travel Berkey, Large Berke Light, Sport Berkey and Go Berkey, all Berkey filters and elements and parts.

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4 Responses to “CHEAPEST and BEST Water Purification – Why We Love This Over All the Others”

  1. Hey, Chris… so glad to know that you beat cancer!
    Question: Were you drinking distilled water in 2003 when you were being treated for cancer?

  2. We just heard from Chris. He drank distilled water for 8 years. Now he drinks Berkey water only. He remains cancer free.

  3. We totally understand. Some people build their own system with 2 BPA-free food grade buckets or 2 water bottles and use the Berkey black filters. If you want more information on how to do that, we will be glad to put that information up for you. If your local water is okay, then perhaps getting the sport bottle for emergencies would be all you might want.

    We figure that putting this system on credit was way cheaper than bottled water – $10/month for our Berkey until paid off, as opposed to $30-$50 for bottled water every month. Reverse osmosis was too big of a headache for us.

    We are really glad with our decision. Currently, our Berkey is amazing. We’re going to put up images of what happened when we switched to Berkey water for our wheat grass flats. Amazing difference. The Berkey watered flat is green and lush and growing more grass, the tap water flat has the usual fungus and mold and poor growth as always happens with our tap water. We thought this was due to our locale. We’re discovering that water is making the difference.

    For our families, water is really important… probably one of the most important things we put in our bodies. Ideally, we would like rain water and/or fresh mountain spring water with natural minerals. The Berkey is the closest we can get. As for distilled, there’s something dead about it, and it just doesn’t taste right.

    We tried water from a dehumidifier as it’s pretty natural water as well. It’s great, but took electricity and seemed pretty wasteful. All in all, the Berkey has been one of the best purchases we’ve done for our “survival cache.” And, we use it everyday now. Let us know how it goes for you, and if you want to build your own.

  4. We just heard from Chris. He drank distilled water for 8 years. Now he drinks Berkey water only. He remains cancer free.

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