Clean water is important. I think we all know and acknowledge that at some level. What we don’t want to think about is what might be lurking in our drinking water. Or where all those plastic bottles end up after we enjoy a convenient purchased bottle of water on the go. Or what would happen if the relatively clean and safe drinking water we depend on from our tap was temporarily disrupted due to an environmental contaminant scare, a natural disaster or something else…

In short, this is what made me fall in love with the Berkey system:

  • It’s well made from stainless steel with no electricity required or mechanical parts to wear out (just filters that need to be changed periodically.)
  • It is capable of removing even the smallest of trace contaminants. I would actually trust it to make rainwater drinkable that I collect in my rain barrel. I hope it doesn’t come to that, but if it did I wouldn’t be freaking out. (Some even swear it makes scummy looking pond water safe to drink. Okay, that would probably freak me out, but scientifically, I’d be petty sure I’d be fine.)
  • No plastic involved! Just a nice looking stainless steel container that I am proud to have visible and within easy arm’s reach on my kitchen counter.

Two people (Pam and Subbayama) have actually asked me about this today within a few hours this morning so I thought it might be time to do something official about my recommendation by creating this blog post and telling you that I signed up to be an affiliate for Berkey. This means that if you use this link to make a purchase, I will receive a small commission and it won’t cost you any more than going directly to their site and you help to support my environmental work by doing so.

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