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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|Education|

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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

Coming Soon! At Berkey® by NMCL, 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. [...]

October 30th, 2020|Categories: Announcements|

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

Coming Soon! Berkey® by NMCL is proud to introduce the Berkey® Wellspring™ Inline Shower Filter with Berkey® Wellspring™ 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® Wellspring™ Inline Shower [...]

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|

NOAA: “Extremely Active” Hurricane Season Possible

Updated outlook now predicts 85% chance of above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been a busy one so far, with a record-setting nine named storms having formed by early August. By comparison, only Andrea (a short-lived subtropical storm in the Atlantic) and Barry (a category 1 hurricane that brought over 20 inches of rain to [...]

August 11th, 2020|Categories: Education|
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