She {hearts} Big Berkey


 
One thing I have always tried to encourage my children to do, is drink water.

I have known even before researching it, that drinking water was important. After all its pure.

Or is it?

“In 2005, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested municipal water in 42 states and detected some 260 contaminants in public water supplies. Of those, 141 were unregulated chemicals for which public health officials have no safety standards, much less methods for removing them.” (source)

IMG_0997While I don’t believe in living in fear… I have found in the various places we’ve lived, that our water can taste less than pleasant. We’ve had water taste of Chlorine, or lead even.

This eventually pushed us into buying bottled water… Store faucet filters and so on… which all in the end cost us way to much… didn’t last long enough.. or just became a pain to use.

So when I found out about the Berkey Water Filter System, I was very excited.

The Berkey system we got is called Big Berkey. It reminded me of something that would store coffee, but obviously it doesn’t :) – the Big Berkey “system purifiy both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries.” It is really amazing!

“This system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.”

We now purchase no juice for the house. Saving us even more. We will treat our boys with orange juice and an occasional treat of gatorade, but I would say 95% of what we drink now, is Berkey Filtered Water. Our boys do such a good job using the Berkey. We have it at a level they can use easily. They even call it by name. ;-)

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While the Berkey may seem like a huge cost investment… I will say it is worth it. If you add up the cost of bottled water, you could have bought 2 berkeys within 1 year. I added up what we were paying for out bottled water. If we purchased 2 packs of 24, for $3.99 each – the cost of our water per year would be around $400-500 dollars. That is, if we get our water on sale, at the $3.99 price tag. Which is not always the case.

Budget in the Berkey.

It is worth it.

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She {hearts} Freebies

We are so excited to be able to giveaway a Big Berkey! A $260.00 value.

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