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How Long Do Berkey Filters Last?

The decision to buy a water filter may raise questions and concerns about when to change out your filter. It is an important consideration to ensure that you and your loved ones are drinking fresh and pure water. The exact amount of time between changing out your filter differs based on usage and the size […]

Drinking Water Safety for Travelers

You’ve been planning this trip for months. You know which sites to visit and where to get the best selfies for Instagram or Facebook. Don’t let a “harmless” mistake leave you rolling around in pain in the hotel room instead of out there enjoying the world. That’s precisely what can happen if you don’t understand […]

Lead in Canada’s Water

Lead in Canada’s Water Earlier this month, “Star Edmonton” published the results of a study that found parts of Edmonton’s water supply contains lead levels more than 120 times the level deemed acceptable by the Canadian federal health authorities. In addition, the results of a recently-published 2017 study found that the water in more than […]

How Much Water Should You Store?

People, who are focused on eating and living better can easily answer the question: “How much water should you drink throughout the day?” Depending on who you talk to, this approximate amount is usually around eight 8-ounce glasses or 8-ounce bottles for optimal performance. Many factors can require an increase or a decrease of this […]

Back of Sport Berkey bottle for water filtration

Sport Berkey Water Bottle – The Next Step in Sport Water Bottles

Whether you enjoy traveling, exercising, camping, hiking, or simply staying hydrated as you complete your daily errands, the refillable water bottle has become a must-have accessory for health-minded men and women alike. Gyms across the country are installing bottle holders, as are major backpack brands, camping chair designs, and more. The message is clear: BYOW […]

Do Berkey Water Filters remove pharmaceuticals?

From health-conscious homeowners concerned about the city’s water supply to backpackers, hikers, and cyclists who need to find sources of drinking water on the go, water filtration systems have become an increasingly important component of modern living. Beyond common pollutants and contaminants, pharmaceuticals are making their way into more and more water sources leading to […]

The Why, What, Where of Boil Water Advisories

We need water for many aspects of daily life. We especially need clean water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. Health Canada has estimated in 2013 that 90,000 illnesses and 90 deaths occurred each year due to unsafe water in the country. There may be 1000 boil water advisories on a given day to warn locals […]