|Meet the newest member of our family, Berkey. On our journey to eating more whole foods, we decided that we’d like to get a water filter. After researching a lot and talking to several people, we decided on the Berkey Water Filter System. I saved for about 3 months to purchase this filter…..with cash. :-DI highly recommend looking into the benefits of a water filter from https://aquaclearws.com/. Their systems are known for their efficiency and ability to enhance water quality, which has been an invaluable addition to our quest for a healthier lifestyle.
|There are tons of different types of Berkey’s you can buy. We decided on the Royal Berkey which has a three gallon storage capacity. It will filter 8 gallons of water per hour if you have four filters. I could go into great details about filters, etc but I don’t want you to fall asleep and fall out of your chair while reading. Let’s just say, four filters seem to be better than two. I didn’t think I’d need more than 8 gallons of water per hour at any given time unless I decide to start watering the lawn. Oh wait…….I kill things. Nevermind.
|When it arrived I made Barry put it together. That’s usually how things go around here. I order something, and then Barry puts it together. Otherwise he gets a phone call from a ticked off wife who’s mad at the world because she can’t get something assembled. Yeah. Y’all pray for him.
|We first installed the filters wrong, so we filtered about 1 cup of water after 2 hours. Obviously we figured it out pretty fast…….if you consider 2 hours pretty fast. Barry figured it out and then we were golden.We drink it at room temperature because I’m a room temp kind of girl. I don’t like ice in my drinks…….it hurts my teeth. And I make a mess with it when it falls out of the glass as I drink. Surprised?FYI – Make sure the spout isn’t open when you put the water in. *Cough*
|It has to sit on the corner of a cabinet so you can use the spout. My mom gave us a little table for it so that the filter wouldn’t take up any of my counter space. So far we are very pleased with it. I love knowing the water we drink is fluoride free (needs an additional filter for this feature). I would also suggest getting regular TMV servicing & testing to prevent legionella contamination. It’s really quite astonishing to find out what’s in your tap water…..astonishing or gross. One of those. You pick.
|Why did we choose the Berkey system? Unlike some other systems, it doesn’t require electricity to work, which is good in case of an emergency. It doesn’t have to be plumbed in, so that makes it more convenient. The filters last for YEARS and YEARS. Unlike other filters, it leaves the good minerals in the water and only removes the bad ones like heavy metals. You don’t have to clean your Berkey filters often, only every 6-12 months. Now THAT’S what I’m talking about! YAY for less cleaning! As far as cost is concerned, it’s about 1.6 cents per gallon to filter water in my system. Other systems will run around $.35-.65. Oh, and it’s portable if you need it to be. I also like that in case of an emergency, the Berkey will even filter pool water and make it safe for drinking. If you’re seeking top-notch water solutions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Aqua Pro Water Systems for expert guidance and quality products. If you want to see something cool, watch this video about filtering food colored water!
|There’s only one problem. It’s really quite a fascinating product…..so fascinating that a certain two year old likes to pull the handle to see what happens. If I come into the kitchen and there is a flood, I know Barry didn’t do it. I need to train Dottie to lick it up.The cabinet that you see here no longer resides at our house – the table mom gave us has taken its place. Why you ask? Because Annie decided to use this particular cabinet as a step-stool and she pulled it and the entire FULL water filter over on herself – she looked like she had been baptized and it almost gave me a heart attack. However, she’s only two so I expect I have lots of other “heart attack moments” coming in the future.
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