There’s the old health rule that in order to stay hydrated you need to drink 10 glass of water a day. While scientists have debunked that myth, you still should drink some water every day. Rather than reach for that bottled water, it might just be time to turn on the faucet. Whether you live in an area with municipal water or draw from a well, you no longer have to worry about waterborne bacteria and viruses or heavy metals if you use the Berkey Water System.
Imperial Berkey Water System
Berkey has become a trusted name in the water filter market and for good reason. Unlike other filters, Berkey is a standalone unit that does not require plumbing or electricity. So long as you have space for it, you can filter water any time, any where. At 10 pounds empty, it isn’t heavy, but it probably won’t be at the top of the list for hardcore backpackers. Still, it’s strong enough to survive the elements, though the stainless steel construction makes it susceptible to extreme colds.
The stainless steel bottom chamber can hold up to 4.5 gallons of water, which is large enough to comfortably serve a family of 4-8 people. In emergency situations, it can serve 200-400 people a day when fully configured with six filters. This high yield along with its portability make it a perfect for relief efforts especially since you can use any freshwater source whether it’s a lake, pond, stream or even collected rainwater. The more water you have in the upper chamber, the faster the flow rate.This also means slower flow rate if you don’t have enough water in the top chamber. For best results, many people suggest purchasing a glass top and nozzle to see how much water is left in the tank.
The Berkey Water System manages to filter all of the harmful bacteria, viruses, heavy metals and even fluoride without removing beneficial minerals found in the water. And since it also mostly removes iron and sulfur, the filtered water tastes great as well!
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Imperial Berkey Water System Features:
- Storage capacity of 4.5 gallons
- 10 pounds empty
- 10″ in diameter
- Up 10 six filters can be installed in the bottom chamber
- Filters up to 16.5 gallons of water per hour with six filters
Imperial Berkey Water System Includes:
- Upper and lower stainless steel chamber
- Two Black Berkey Purification Elements
- 2 washers, 2 wingnuts and 4 blocking plugs
- 1 rubber gasket