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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|Education|

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Hurricane Preparedness: Have an Evacuation Plan

If you live along the Gulf of Mexico or eastern seaboard, at some point you’ll likely be faced with having to evacuate your family due to an approaching storm. Having an evacuation plan in advance can make the process much easier. Sometimes, heading inland to a safer destination for a few days is a voluntary decision. However, emergency [...]

May 27th, 2020|Categories: Education|

Dam Failures Force Thousands to Evacuate in Michigan

Central Michigan Experiences Historic Flooding About 10,000 residents about 140 miles north of Detroit were forced to evacuate after two dams failed Wednesday. Midland, Michigan, downstream from the dams, is home to a large Dow chemical facility and a Superfund toxic waste cleanup site. The state of Michigan has received heavy rainfall this week—as much as half of a [...]

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Berkey® News|

3 Ways to Know You’re Getting Authentic Berkey® Products

There’s no substitute for Berkey® quality! Here are 3 tips to make sure you’re getting the real thing. Buy Only From Authorized Berkey® Dealers Each Authorized Berkey® Dealer provides the highest levels of customer service—before, during and after the sale. They sell only authentic Berkey® products that are designed and manufactured by NMCL. [...]

May 12th, 2020|Categories: Berkey® News|

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 Originally published in February 2020 and periodically updated 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 [...]

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|
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