“Berkey Systems are the most powerful and economical water purification system for everyday use, and a lifesaver in emergencies.”
Berkey Natural Purification Systems are the ultimate in portable water purification systems. They can be used in both homes and offices and are also ideal for personal protection while on the road. They are used worldwide in normal, hostile and emergency environments to provide the cleanest, purest, sparkling water possible … Compared with other systems available in the market today, the Berkey Systems stand out by providing the most delicious, freshest, healthiest drinking water possible for just pennies a day … Berkey Systems are the World’s Most Powerful and Cost Effective Personal Water purification Systems Providing Reliable and User-friendly Water Purification in Both Normal and Hostile Filtration Environments.
Berkey Systems are incredibly versatile — they can purify both treated (tap) water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagant ponds, drains and water supplies in third world countries where water regulations may be sub-standard at best. The system is so effective that it can even remove red food colouring from water, yet it will not remove the beneficial minerals your body needs! It is perfect for everyday use, and also a vital tool in hostile environments where, electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.
Our bodies contain more than 60% water by weight. This proportion is even higher in children and infants. People who are health conscious know that the foundation of a healthy life and body is clean and fresh drinking water. Water-borne diseases is the leading cause of death in most third world countries. Even in industrialised countries, the contamination of drinking water sources have led in many cases to widespread health issues. The availability of clean and pure drinking water is the foundation of life.
Even in developed countries, access to clean, good tasting, wholesome drinking water may be harder than you might expect. Water from the purification plant has to travel through many kilometers of pipes to reach your home. If you live in a an apartment, the water is probably stored in a rooftop tank for several days before it reaches your taps. In order to prevent bacterial contamination, the water has to be treated with chlorine. Contamination can come from many sources — illegal access to the rooftop water tanks, aging pipes which may leach heavy metals like iron and lead into the water, and so on. Treatment by chlorination, though essential, invariably produce unpleasant tastes and odours. Hence most families tend to boil their water before using it for drinking and cooking purposes, as boiling does remove this chlorine taste.
However, boiling water to remove the chlorine taste and smell has its setbacks. Firstly, it costs money in terms of gas or electricity bills. Most important, if the water has bacterial or other organic contaminants, boiling the water can actually cause the chlorine to chemically react with these contaminants which may lead to the creation of highly toxic products.*
Then there is the issue of fluoride which is added to our tap water. Whilst most people believe that fluoridation of the drinking water prevents tooth decay, it might surprise you to know that the science behind this belief has not been strictly proven, and may even be false (this is a controversial subject). But what may surprise most people is that fluoridation of public water supplies is by no means a universal practice! Fluoridation of water is NOT done in all of Europe (outside of UK). Japan, Russia and China have all stopped the fluoridation of their water supplies for many years now. In fact, presently only 8 countries in the entire world add fluoride to their tap water!
Berkey Water Systems stand out among and the available water purification systems today in that it can effectively remove fluoride from your drinking water. For those who value their health or for whatever reason do not wish to consume fluoride in their drinking water, Berkey Water System gives them the option at a very low cost. Berkey Water Systems have long been recognized as the world’s ultimate in water purification. Its simple, highly effective method of using gravity was first developed almost 200 years ago. Yet it still produces some of the finest, healthy drinking water available.
How the Berkey Water System Works
Each Berkey system consists of an Upper and Lower Chamber. The water to be purified is poured into the Upper Chamber. This Upper Chamber is covered by a Lid so there is no possibility of mosquito breeding. Gravity draws this water through the two (or more) Black Berkey purification elements. Any contaminates in the water are captured on and within these micro-porous elements and are separated from the water. The purified water is collected in the lower chamber from where it can be dispensed through the Spigot. The Black Berkey elements are easily cleanable and can be used over and over again.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
HEALTH BENEFITS – Berkey systems are far superior to other filtration systems because they remove viruses, harmful pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites as well as unhealthy chemical contaminates and impurities while leaving in the essential minerals your body needs.
CONVENIENT – Berkey systems are easily assembled within minutes without the need for any tools, electricity, water pressure or plumbing. Furthermore, they are simple to operate and maintain.
ECONOMICAL – Berkey systems are easily the most economical water purification system you can own. Their unique design allows you to easily remove and clean the purification elements over and over again. Typically, each Black Berkey element can treat 11,000 litres of water. A pair will therefore treat 22,000 litres. For a typical household of 4 persons, the elements will last up to 6 to 10 years before requiring a change.
POWERFUL – Berkey systems can easily purify ordinary tap water. Yet they are so powerful that they will efficiently purify raw, untreated water from such sources as remote lakes and streams. Berkey systems are the ideal water purification systems to have on hand in the event of natural disasters such as blackouts, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes as well as local or national emergencies when treated tap water may not be available.
FLEXIBLE – Berkey systems are portable. They are convenient and easy to use: you can take them on vacations, camping trips, school hostels.
ELEGANT – The elegant high-grade polished 304 stainless steel design makes Berkey systems an attractive addition to any kitchen or home yet each system is both rugged and durable.
PROVEN HISTORY – The same high quality and effectiveness of the gravity filtration process, that is utilized in Berkey systems, has stood the test of time. Gravity filtration has been used by relief organizations such as UNICEF, the Peace Corps, Red Cross Societies Internationally, missionaries and relief workers in over 140 countries throughout the world.
Berkey Really is the Ultimate in Water Purification!