Santevia vs. Berkey
<~ Review of the Santevia Gravity Water System.
Compared to the Big Berkey Water Purifier. ~>
- Santevia was founded in 2007. Berkey’s history dates back to the 1830′s and has since been used worldwide by Doctors, laboratories, families, Red Cross, UNICEF, eco-villages, cottagers, camps, and disaster relief teams.
- The Santevia system is housed in BPA free plastic, the Big Berkey uses food-grade, type 304 stainless steel.
We at Conscious Water believe both systems are high quality products. After viewing the following table, you will understand which provides superior water at the best price. Santevia water system review!
Model Santevia Countertop Gravity Water System
Big Berkey Water Purifier with 2 Black Berkey Elements
Retail Price (CAD) 200.00 $279.00
Replacement Filter Cost / Filter Life in Liters $99.00 /
Capable of Purifying Untreated Rain, Lake, River, or Stagnant Pond Water No Yes
Cost / Liter 3.30 cents / liter 0.48 cents / liter
Replacement Filter Cost / Year
(based on filtering 10 liters/day, 70 liters/week,
$99 / year
$17 / year
1st Year Cost
(includes price of initial product)
2nd Year Cost $99.00 $0.00
3rd Year Cost $99.00 $0.00
4th Year Cost $99.00 $0.00
5th Year Cost $99.00 $0.00
5 Year Total Investment $629.00 $279.00
System Flow Rate
(with upper reservoir full)
Filters 1.25 Liters/Hour Purifies 13.3 Liters/Hour
(26.5 Liters/Hour with 4 elements)
Alkalizes Water above pH of 8 Yes Yes, with optional alkalizing mineral stones, ($35 and last 5 years)
Viruses: (MS2 - Fr Coliphage)
Pathogenic Bacteria, Cysts and Parasites:
E. Coli - Klebsiella - Pseudomonas Aeruginosa - Giardia -
Cryptosporidium - Raoultella Terrigena
Requires "potable biologically safe water"
Exceeds purification standards:
Pesticides Atrazine removed to below detectable limits removed to below detectable limits
Herbicides No removed to below detectable limits
Fluoride, Arsenic and Other Residual Heavy Metal Ions No up to 99.75% reduction with additional Berkey PF-2 filters
Chlorine >99.73% removed to below detectable limits
Aluminum No up to 95%
Copper No up to 95%
Iron "reduced" up to 95%
Lead "reduced" up to 95%
Mercury "reduced" up to 95%
Cadmium "reduced" up to 95%
Chromium No up to 95%
Volatile Organic Compounds:
Ex. Atrazine, Benzine, Carbon, Chloroform,
Ethylene Dibromide, Lindane,
>99% removed to below detectable limits
No removed to below detectable limits
Table copyright ConsciousWater.ca
Which would you choose? The most powerful and economical system is the smartest choice!
Santevia Reviews ~ Santevia Water Filter Reviews
“I wanted a filter that did not depend on electricity and would not be as wasteful as my Reverse Osmosis system. This Santevia water system does exactly what it claims on the company website. That being said, if you are looking for a wide spectrum water filter that aggressively removes all contaminants… or is useable with anything but tap water-you will have to look elsewhere.” ~ Maven
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The manufacturer, New Millennium Concepts, Ltd., warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months from date of purchase. Black Berkey purification elements have a two-year prorated warranty calculated in six months intervals. New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. will replace or repair any product that it deems is not properly functioning during the stated warranty period. Contact Scott 1-705-305-2225 for any warranty issues.
Santevia guarantees all components of your Santevia Water System (Countertop model, Dispenser model, Ceramic model and Enhanced Reverse Osmosis system) to be free from defects in workmanship for a period of one year. Please examine all parts prior to assembly. If any part is defective or damaged in transit, or if a defect in workmanship is found in the first year, please do not return the system to Conscious Water. Contact Santevia by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-943-9220 and they will resolve the issue without delay.
Conscious Water is based in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, and ships Worldwide.
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