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Top 3 ways a Berkey Water Filter will benefit your life

Drink To Your Health. Berkey water filter systems are far superior to other filtration systems because they remove harmful pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, and unhealthy chemical contaminants such as Chlorine to levels higher than 99.99%, while at the same time leaving in the essential minerals your body needs.
Did you know that over 60% of US municipal water is fluoridated? Berkey water filter systems also distinguish themselves from many other filtration systems by having the capabilities to significantly reduce fluoride and arsenic via the "PF" line of filters.

Affordability. Each durable Black Berkey Water filter will last up to 3000 gallons (6000 gallons per set of 2). This is much longer than the majority of water filter solutions on the market.
At 10 gallons per week, this equates to more than 11.5 years of healthy clean drinking water!
Including fluoride and arsenic reduction, 1 gallon of Berkey water costs just 7 cents!.
Stop and think how much money you could save by the simple reduction in bottled water purchases by regularly using water filtered by your Berkey water filter.

Versatility. Berkey Water Filter systems are capable of purifying both treated water (municipal/city water) and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, and water supplies in foreign countries.
The micro-pores within the self-sterilizing and re-cleanable Black Berkey water filter purification elements are so small that pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.
Due to the fact that the Berkey water filters do not require electricity and are portable, they become a lifesaver during times of flooding, loss of electricity, and other life threatening emergencies.

A letter to our visitors

At BigBerkeyWaterFilters.com, we understand that choosing the right water filter for you and your family can be a daunting task. Made in the USA, Berkey Water Filters are the gold standard of gravity filtration, thanks to their long established reputation in the industry combined with their outstanding filtration test results. Please don`t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about Berkey filtration, would like to learn more about our deals for bulk Berkey water filter purchases, or our discounts for charity organizations and missionaries.

Thanks, Dan DeBaun - Owner

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      As the global human population continues to grow, along with its increasing demand for precious water, it is vital that water resources are appropriately monitored to ensure our continued survival in the future ahead. New technologies could improve the way water resources are monitored, making it easier to identify changes in flow rates of rivers. Now, researchers from the Utah State University have come up with a method to do just that. A study that was recently published in the scientific journal Water Resources Research, shows that aerial imagery captured from drones and helicopters offers a cost effective and accurate alternative to conventional field methods typically used to monitor rivers."We are headed into uncharted territory as climate change alters water supply and population growth increases demand," said lead-author, Tyler King, a PhD candidate at Utah State University. "In the face of these challenges, scientists, engineers and managers around the world are asked to perform the increasingly difficult task of managing water resources with less and less information." The number of sites where river discharge is monitored directly from gauging stations is limited and declining. It is both time consuming and expensive to establish and maintain these stations. Consequently, large rivers that are economically and/or socially important are typically given preference. Furthermore, additional remote sensing methods that depend on data collected from satellites have also been developed, however the data provided is less detailed and again tends to focus on larger rivers across the world. Due to the lack of detailed information on the state of smaller rivers, scientist have very limited knowledge of the processes controlling the quality and quantity of river water in these smaller drainage basins. The approach presented in this study strives to fill the current data gaps by gathering information from high-res aerial images and using this to estimate flow rates at sites along smaller streams and rivers that would typically be overlooked. The information collected fills in the gaps left by conventional gauging stations that monitor specific sites along larger rivers and satellite remote sensing that scientists use to estimate flow rates of larger rivers. The authors new method makes use of a combination of techniques, including image processing and hydraulic modeling, that limits the amount of data needed to estimate river flow. By overlapping aerial images they are able to produce 3-D digital elevation models of the river channels they wish to monitor. The information garnered from these 3-D digital elevation models is then entered into a hydraulic model, which estimates the relationship between river width and river discharge. Once the models have been developed, any observations of river width — including ground observations, satellite imagery and aerial imagery — can be used to estimate river discharge. "Remote sensing methods like these can significantly improve our ability to understand hydrologic responses to a changing climate in small, ungauged watersheds around the world," said Bethany Neilson, an associate professor at USU and co-author of the study. Journal Reference Tyler V. King , Bethany T. Neilson , Mitchell T. Rasmussen. Estimating Discharge in Low‐Order Rivers With High‐Resolution Aerial Imagery. Water Resources Research. (Feb 2018). DOI: 10.1002/2017WR021868

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      Raw water seems to be the latest organic health food trend for those wishing to pursue a more natural diet. But water treatment officials are more than just a little concerned. According to a recent report in the The New York Times, raw water being sold under the brand name 'Live Water' by Rainbow Grocery — a coop based in Mission District, San Fransisco — is so popular it literally flies off the supermarket shelves. When the grocery does have stock, the untreated, unfiltered, unsterilized bottles of raw spring water sell for $36.99 each, while a refill costs $14.99.Collecting raw water from a stream.Besides the usual criticisms that bottled water face, such as high prices and the environmental issue of more plastic bottles entering the waste stream, the notion of untreated and unfiltered raw water being sold as a healthy drinking water option poses some potentially serious health risks. Which begs the question: why are consumers choosing to put their health at risk by opting for an unsafe, albeit organic, source of drinking water?According to The Verge, "Proponents claim that raw water's health benefits include naturally occurring minerals and microbes. But the reality for any inadequately treated water from the tap or a spring is that those minerals can sometimes include arsenic, and those microbes can be deadly."While officials within the water treatment industry, who would consider this to be common sense, no doubt shake their heads in disbelief, the raw water trend seems to have been born as a result of public mistrust of water treatment institutions responsible for supplying drinking water to their homes, as well as a distrust of the companies that sell conventional bottled water, for two reasons: they either remove beneficial constituents from the water or they add harmful ones. Consumers are becoming increasing wary of tap water. Contaminants such as fluoride, which many utilities routinely add to drinking water, as well as lead that leaches from water distribution pipes as water flows through, are issues of concern. Adherents of raw water believe that filtration methods employed by water treatment facilities remove components that are beneficial to our health, While companies that supply conventional bottled water use ozone or ultraviolet light to kill algae and then filter it to remove algal cells. They maintain that these processes kill beneficial bacteria, or probiotics.A woman drinking raw unfiltered water.However, as healthy as this alternative may seem for those seeking a more natural, organic source of water, consumers should seriously think twice before jumping off the conventional water supply bandwagon and simply opting for yet another unregulated, potentially unsafe, money-grabbing scheme. Consumers who have concerns regarding the quality of drinking water supplied to their homes may be better off voicing their concerns to municipalities in an effort to improve water treatment practices, and put pressure on them to supply water that is healthy and safe to drink. Another alternative is to simply filter your tap water with drinking water filter that is capable of removing fluoride, lead, and any other potentially harmful contaminants you are concerned about. For those that truly believe in the health benefits of raw water — and there arguably are several benefits — it would be advisable to filter raw water with a good quality home drinking water filter to ensure all the nasty naturally occurring elements, such as bacteria, viruses, arsenic, etc are removed, without adding any harmful chemicals in the process.

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