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Winter Preparedness: Getting Your Car Ready for the Road

Driving in winter weather can be extremely stressful, and there's nothing worse than getting stranded in a snowstorm due to a mechanical issue with your car. Here are some helpful tips to consider if you have to be on the roads in difficult driving conditions: Vehicle Maintenance Tips Basic car maintenance is an important part of winter preparedness. [...]

January 8th, 2021|Education|

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Winter Preparedness: What’s the Difference Between a Winter Weather Advisory, Watch and Warning?

Winter weather can be unpredictable, and conditions can deteriorate quickly. As you prepare for winter weather this year, make sure you understand terms used by the National Weather Service and local meteorologists. Common Winter Weather Terms Winter Weather Advisory- Issued when conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. If caution is used, these situations [...]

December 18th, 2020|Categories: Education|

Why Authentic Berkey® Systems Make Great Gifts

2020 has shown us that nothing is certain in today’s world. This year, give the gift of peace of mind with a Berkey® Gravity-Fed Water Purification System. Support Good Health Staying hydrated is important—make sure your loved ones have plenty of delicious, nourishing water available with a Big Berkey® water purification [...]

November 30th, 2020|Categories: Education|

Boy Dies After Exposure to Tap Water Contaminated With Brain-Eating Amoeba

Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic ameba that can cause a fatal brain infection, was responsible for the September death of a 6 year-old-boy in Lake Jackson Texas. After the boy's death, water samples from the city's splash pad storage tank, a fire hydrant and a hose bib at the boy’s home tested positive for the ameba. The Brazosport Water Authority [...]

November 5th, 2020|Categories: Education|

Introducing The Berkey® Lookout™ Bottle

At Berkey® Water Systems we believe a lookout is more than just a place—majestic mountains, endless seas or buildings scraping a sky. A lookout is an experience. And in that spirit, we created the Berkey® Lookout™ Bottle. The Berkey® Lookout™ Bottle keeps drinks warm or cold for up to 12 hours. Built tough from rust-resistant 18/8 304 [...]

October 30th, 2020|Categories: Announcements|

Introducing The Berkey® Inline Shower Filter with Berkey® Easy-Replace Cartridge

Berkey® Water Systems is proud to introduce the Berkey® Inline Shower Filter with Berkey® Easy-Replace Cartridge. Building upon the success of our original Berkey® Shower Filter, our newest model lets you keep the shower head you enjoy, and replace the cartridge annually with less hassle.The Berkey® Inline Shower Filter with Berkey® Easy-Replace Cartridge reduces up to 98% of harsh chlorine, [...]

October 30th, 2020|Categories: Announcements|

Do Black Berkey® Purification Elements Remove PFAS and Other PFCs in Drinking Water?

PFAS, a kind of toxic chemical found in consumer products, have been in the news a lot lately. Consumer Reports recently did a study on 47 bottled waters, and found PFAS chemicals at levels higher than recommended by some experts. Michigan recently enacted some of the country’s strictest standards regarding PFAS limits for the state’s public water supplies, and [...]

October 29th, 2020|Categories: Education|

Why You Need a Self-Sterilizing Water Filter System

Filter lifespans (either in gallons or a specified time between recommended element replacements) are a big selling point for water filter systems. However, a system's lifespan may not tell the whole story of how well a system performs, or if the system is right for your particular needs. There is a water filtration phenomenon that can negatively affect [...]

September 29th, 2020|Categories: Education|

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in a Texas City’s Water Supply

Lake Jackson under boil order as city flushes and disinfects system Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic amoeba that can cause a fatal brain infection, was recently discovered in the water supply that serves Lake Jackson, Texas. Lake Jackson is located 50 miles south of Houston and has about 27,000 residents. The Brazosport Water Authority issued a Do Not Use water [...]

September 28th, 2020|Categories: Education|

Preparedness: A Must In Uncertain Times

With elections just a few months away, there is a sense of uncertainty that our nation hasn’t felt in a long time. The country is struggling with a pandemic, economic challenges, highly polarized issues, natural disasters, and many other unknowns. In the coming months, candidates will be making many promises to address these issues. Self-reliance is the greatest [...]

September 16th, 2020|Categories: Education|

5 Outdoor Contaminants Berkey® Systems Address Well

Make sure you’re prepared for your next outdoor adventure. Portable and easy to use, Berkey® gravity fed water purification systems are an essential for hiking, camping and fishing trips. Powerful Black Berkey® Purification Elements have been independently tested to remove or dramatically reduce over 200 contaminants in raw, untreated freshwater sources like rivers, ponds and streams, including: E. [...]

August 26th, 2020|Categories: Education|
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