Berkey Water Filter For The Win

Up until a few months ago, my family relied on our refrigerator’s water filter to remove impurities from our water. Now, being a fairly-informed wellness enthusiast, I knew it probably wasn’t hacking it in terms of removing all of the toxic chemicals that reside in water. But, well, I was lazy and didn’t want to dive into all the research that I was certain awaited me. (You know me and my tendency to go down the rabbit hole, folks.)

Then I saw this article about the dangerously high levels of Chromium-6 in our local water supply and was like…

So I hopped over to my trusted EWG website to see what they had to say about it, and saw this map.

See Oklahoma? See the dark blue squares? Yep, that’s where I live. And this was my response:

It was time for me to find a solution.

Enter The Big Berkey.

What is The Big Berkey, you ask?

Well, the Berkey Water Filter is the world’s most effective (and most cost-effective) personal water purification system available. It uses gravity water filtration technology to remove toxic elements, parasites, bacteria and hundreds of other contaminants from water without removing the beneficial minerals, and without the use of any electricity.

Many of my favorite, well-respected wellness bloggers and friends use the Berkey filtration system, so when Berkey reached out to see if I would be interested in giving one a shot, I decided it was time to make the jump. And, well, we love it. Super easy to assemble and use, it works perfectly for our family.

Here’s a brief video I did on Instagram stories with some Berkey details.

All in all, this system removes pathogenic bacteria, viruses, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and heavy metals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

The one question I’ve been asked repeatedly is, “what if you want to drink cold water since the unit isn’t refrigerated?” Well, I personally drink water that is room temperature (for these reasons), but we do keep a pitcher of the filtered water in the refrigerator. You could also make ice with the filtered water too.

I am so happy I don’t have to worry about what’s in my water any longer. It gives me peace of mind, which is huge. All in all, loving The Big Berkey. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments!

  1. Kelly

    August 22, 2017 at 10:20 am

    This is so timely! I have been looking for a water filtration system that they kids can easily use as well!
    Thank you!

  2. Lisa

    August 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I got one this spring when I saw Trump was trying to do away with some of the water protections for “small creeks and streams.” Since we live in the mountains the snow runoff (small creeks and streams) is what we drink! I also like that it’s not just a filter- it’s a purifier so in the event of some kind of natural disaster (or, let’s be honest, with alll that is going on, it could easily be a man made disaster) we can dump pond water in there if we need to!

  3. Jeanne

    August 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    We’ve had a Berkey for at least a decade now and we absolutely love it! We bought it on the recommendation from a family friend who is a well-known oncologist. He was insistent we use that for all our water (as well as removing plastic, phthalates, sulphates etc) When we bought it, it couldn’t be shipped to CA and we had to have an out of state friend bring it over.

    You found the perfect spot for one in your home. Ours is stored away in hip height cabinet on a lazy susan. I’m insistent on being able to shut the door so we made the Berkey rotatable to accommodate the spout.

  4. San

    August 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Ha, I just blogged about my Berkey. We’ve had it for almost 2 years. Which I had gotten it sponsored though ;)