Berkey Water Filter Scam??

Before making any online purchase, people will almost always do some background research on the product/s that they are interested in. Shopping for water filters is no exception, and we certainly encourage people to learn more about the different types of water filters out on the market and their capabilities before parting with their hard earned dollars.

However, while conducting online research of Berkey filters, people may come across a post that refers to a "Berkey Water Filter Scam". So, what's the deal with this? Are Berkey water filters legit or are they indeed a scam?

The truth is that Berkey water filters have been around for over 20 years and are a top brand that offers high end products of excellent quality.  We specialize in ensuring that you and your family are provided with clean safe drinking water. Let's examine some of the scam claims a little more closely and address some of these issues and doubts.

Berkey Effectiveness - Sounds Too Good to be True

The fact that Berkey water filters are able to remove 99.999% of pathogens (including, bacteria, viruses, parasites, cysts and harmful chemicals), as well as a wide range of other toxic contaminants such as chlorine, lead and pesticides that are commonly found in drinking water, without removing minerals necessary to maintain good health, does sound a little too good to be true. Especially considering that it can achieve this without requiring electricity to run; meaning it can deliver safe drinking water during an emergency or when camping in a remote location. But, the truth is it really can — and there are independent certified lab results to support these claims.  It's not magic, but rather a function of using high quality filtration ingredients combined with a slow gravity filter process that helps to provide these great results.

Berkey Cost - Inexpensive Water Purifier

Considering that Berkey water filters are able to purify drinking water, they are relatively cheap for what they offer. But being so affordable can do them a disservice leading people to falsely believe that something so inexpensive cannot be a high quality product. But the fact of the matter is Berkey water filters are designed to be affordable due to the lack of moving parts or electronic components, instead making use of gravity to filter out harmful pollutants as the water passes through the filters. But the affordability is not limited to the purchase cost of the equipment alone; they are also very economical to use when compared to their competitors or the cost of purchasing bottled water.

Berkey Unavailability in Iowa and California

The Berkey water filter system is not being available in Iowa at all and only a limited selection of Berkey products are available in California. This has caused some consumers to query its effectiveness. But the reason for its unavailability in these two states is due to them requiring additional certifications not required by other states, which at the current time is simply not viable for Berkey to pursue considering the cost of attaining these additional certifications and the potential business having them would generate. So, these are financial/business decisions the company has been forced to make and not as a result of product quality/safety or filtration effectiveness.

The Bottom Line of a Berkey Water Filter

The bottom line is that you should never believe everything you read on the internet, including our own statements. By all means do your homework, research products, but don't necessarily take things you read at face value. Everyone will have an opinion, and these may not always be well informed. So, when embarking on a fact-finding mission, delve a little deeper to learn the truth. Berkey water filters are a simple, but revolutionary product that can absolutely offer positive health benefits to you and your family.

Furthermore, their potability and independence of electricity means that our water filters can be used anywhere, supplying you with a source of pure, healthy water no matter what the circumstances, wherever you may be. But don't just take our word for it, read the many independent Berkey positive reviews from our happy customers who are more than satisfied with their Berkey purchase, which speak volumes.

If you have questions about the system that you feel are unaddressed or unanswered, please let us know in our comments section below. We take great pride in our filter systems and want to ensure our customers are fully informed about all aspects of our business.

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