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Above-Average 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

2020 Forecast Highlights The Colorado State University hurricane forecast is a good reminder to prepare now. CSU researchers are predicting 16 named storms (12.1 average from 1981-2010), 8 hurricanes (6.4 average) and 4 major hurricanes (2.7 average) for the Atlantic basin in 2020. The forecast also listed probabilities for a major hurricane to make landfall on specific [...]

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Water Alerts|

5 Questions for Gravity-Fed Water Filter Elements

When comparing water filter systems, it’s important to understand the capabilities of the elements (filters or purifiers) inside the system. Here are 5 questions to ask: What Contaminants Do They Address? All elements are not created equal, and specific removal capabilities may vary by manufacturer. You can find this information on the product's website, marketplace [...]

April 29th, 2020|Categories: Berkey® News|

Big Berkey® System Named Top Pick

Big Berkey® System Stands Apart Noted preparedness website ThePrepared.com recently published an in-depth guide on choosing a home water filtration system, along with an extensive review of the best systems currently on the market. Not surprisingly, the Big Berkey® purification system was named as their favorite. The Big Berkey® system earned praise for its portability (a must [...]

April 20th, 2020|Categories: Berkey® News|

Black Berkey® Purification Elements Are One-of-a-Kind

Water filters made from carbon-block or coconut-carbon block may look similar to each other, but can offer very different levels of performance. Here's what makes Black Berkey® Purification Elements one-of-a-kind. The Leader in Gravity-Fed Water Purification Made in the USA, powerful Black Berkey® Purification Elements are a proprietary blend of several different media types including [...]

April 5th, 2020|Categories: Berkey® News|

Pandemics: Introduction and major concerns

Introduction Updated 3/19/20 to reflect the latest pandemic status per the World Health Organization This is a primer for our Instagram followers who are new to the topic. What is a pandemic? The World Health Organization defines a pandemic as the worldwide spread of a new disease. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Education|

Understanding a Drinking Water Quality Report

Why Is It Important to Understand What's In My Water? Aging water infrastructure, natural disasters, and improper waste disposal can all lead to contaminants reaching the water that’s piped into your home. Many of these contaminants, even in small amounts, can pose a threat to your family’s health. A drinking water quality report from an accredited lab can [...]

February 14th, 2020|Categories: Education|

Meet Chris and Rebecca Lioi of PureWater4Kids

There are millions of children all over the planet who don’t have the option to turn on a faucet to get their water. After meeting a group of these children on a mission trip, Chris and Rebecca Lioi decided to change lives. Where did your inspiration come from? Rebecca and I went to Nicaragua on [...]

February 5th, 2020|Categories: Berkey® News|

Unsafe Levels of PFASs In Drinking Water Pose Health Risks, Study Says

Higher-than-recommended concentrations of industrial chemicals known as PFASs have been found in American drinking water, according to a 2016 study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been linked to cancer, obesity, hormone suppression and high cholesterol. The highest levels of PFASs were found near industrial sites, military bases and wastewater treatment plants. The [...]

January 30th, 2020|Categories: Water Alerts|

Quakes Rock Puerto Rico for Second Day in a Row

Early-Morning Earthquake Awakens Residents A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday, damaging buildings and causing a widespread power blackout. The earthquake was centered in the southwest part of the island, about 8 miles from Ponce, Puerto Rico’s second largest city. The quake was followed by a 6.0-magnitude aftershock about three hours later, along with a [...]

January 7th, 2020|Categories: Water Alerts|

Understanding the Tropical Cyclone Cone of Uncertainty

Make sure you understand what the "cone of uncertainty" can—and can't—tell you about tropical weather threats. Image: NWS National Hurricane Center What Is the Cone of Uncertainty? The cone of uncertainty is a graphic depicting the path that a tropical cyclone (such as a tropical storm or hurricane) is forecast [...]

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Education|
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