Why are Berkey filters sold out?
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) fears, we are experiencing a significant increase in demand of all our Berkey water filter systems and replacement filters. Until confirmed cases in the US slow down, we do not anticipate this changing.
Why are Berkey water filters banned in California and Iowa?
Berkey is prohibited from selling in Iowa
If they cannot support their own claims of removing over 95% of heavy metals and 99.9% of pathogenic bacteria, how many harmful chemical compounds and microbes are you actually consuming in Berkey filtered water?
Why is Berkey not allowed in California?
In the end, we have concluded that the additional taxes, certifications and red tape have created too large of a barrier for our firm to offer our systems in the state of California.
Why is Berkey not certified?
Berkey Water Filters do not have NSF certification for two main reasons. First, the independent lab tests we have, test for far more contaminants than the applicable NSF certifications. Secondly, the fees for NSF certifications are very cost-prohibitive for what is being tested.
Are Berkey filters NSF certified?
Overall, our testing experience reinforces our position that we recommend water filters with NSF/ANSI certification, which the Berkey does not have. That’s because NSF/ANSI standards for certification are exceptionally rigorous, and they are also transparent: Anyone can read them on NSF’s site.
Can Berkey water make you sick?
Top critical review. I ended up getting really sick because of Coliform bacteria which grew in the filters. This is after replacing the filters within the first six months. So although the filters last for many gallons, over time, even with monthly cleaning of the unit, carbon filters like to grow bacteria.
Why does my Berkey water smell bad?
This foul odor is either caused by bacteria present in the water or by dissolved hydrogen sulfide.
Do you need to Remineralize Berkey water?
The other awesome thing is that there is no need to remineralize the water!
What does Berkey filter not remove?
The technology utilized in the Black Berkey purification elements is designed not to remove ionic minerals from the water. The elements are, however, designed to remove sedimentary minerals.
Can a Berkey filter pond water?
The Berkey water filters are able to both filter and purify water which has been obtained from untreated and raw water sources such as lakes, rivers, and stagnant ponds.
Where is Big Berkey made?
Berkey water filters are manufactured by New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. in Arlington, Texas. The black Berkey filters are made in the USA. The stainless steel housings are assembled from US parts and imported parts.
Do Berkey filters expire?
The shelf life of the Black Berkey elements is indefinite. In other words they will last until you need them. We would advise however, if you intend to store them for a long period of time, that you store them in a zip-lock bag.