As you guys probably know, I'm ALLLLLL about educating myself about new ways to help myself and others live a more balanced, “cleaner” lifestyle, so I’m now more aware than ever of what I put IN and ON my body. That being said, if I over-analyzed every GMO, pesticide, chemical, toxin, and more, I would literally be living in a protective bubble and that is just so unrealistic - plain and simple! So, I pick and choose my battles, based on what has the biggest impact on my life and my family’s life.
As you know, clean water - plenty of it - is a building block of basic good health. Our bodies are made up of mostly water and it plays a huge role in so many bodily functions, including hydration, nutrient transportation, detoxification, and more.
But do you really know what’s in your tap water?
Do you know when you last changed the water filter in your refrigerator?
Can you truly trust that $20 Brita water pitcher in your fridge?
These are all legitimate questions I asked myself before welcoming (with open arms) a Berkey Water Filter into our household from the nice people at Berkey. In fact, our town recently released their "Annual Water Quality Report," which completely sealed the deal with regard to our decision to use a Berkey for our drinking water. The test results showed that all regulated, secondary, and unregulated substances in the water were within range, but every single reading was at the very top (literally the highest number) of the acceptable range. I'm glad our town water doesn't have any violations, but those results don't make me feel very confident in the overall quality of our water! All this to say that we are extremely to happy to have a Berkey Water Filter in our lives!
We chose the Big Berkey Filter because of its size. It holds 2.25 gallons at time, which was perfect for our family. It comes with 2 filters and the life of these filters is 6,000 gallons of water! The average family of 4 drinks about 2 to 4 gallons of water per day, so under these conditions, the filters would not need to replaced for a minimum of 4 years. That’s less than 2 cents per gallon!
Water is essential to our health, so it’s kind of a no-brainer to ensure there is at the very least a reliable source of clean drinking water for you and your family, right? And, bonus, since we got our Berkey, Quinn has drank so much more water. I mean, it's really fun to use! 🙂
Clean water and fun? That’s exactly why I’m excited to share that now through 7/31, I’ve partnered with Berkey to offer 5% off of your total purchase! Just use code carrotsncake at checkout. Clean water is worth it, so grab your Berkey today!
Have some questions? Read on for some FAQs that I’ve received from readers in recent months. I hope they help you make your decision. And, as always, please reach out to me directly if you have additional questions!
Can’t I just drink bottled water?
Water in plastic bottles contains phthalates or bisphenol A (BPA), which are toxic chemicals, especially when heated. I just think of hot warehouses or trucks with cases of plastic water bottles and what’s happening to the water. Yikes! Plus, purchasing bottled water every day is expensive and not a great option for our environment. Related: Have you seen the National Geographic article "Planet or Plastic?" It'll make you think twice about your plastic consumption!
Does the Berkey need to be installed?
Nope! That’s exactly why we chose this water system over others. You don’t need to hook it up to a water source. It sits on your kitchen counter, shelf, or stand. All you need to do is insert the filters to get started!
How much does the Big Berkey cost?
Compared to other water filtration systems on the market, especially when you take into consideration how long the filters last, it’s quite affordable at just $258.
How does the Berkey water filter compare to other water filters on the market?
See how Berkey performs in an independent head-to-head water filter comparison.
Still have questions? Check out these FAQs on the Berkey website.