Ensure Clean Water for You and Your Family in Any Event

emilywagner4@gmail.com
August 7, 2017

Water is the most crucial life sustaining resource, yet how many of us just take it for granted? In this episode, we discuss what happened to the people of Flint, Michigan, and how you and I can be prepared for such an event. We review some very easy options to ensure that you and your family have access to clean water no matter what.

I live in the Detroit Metro Area in Michigan (USA), the water crisis of Flint, Michigan literally hits close to home (an hour away from my home in fact). The 2 short videos and the articles below will give you a good overview of what happened in Flint, and what is still going on. Thousands of Flint citizens have been poisoned. Many children especially have suffered bone and brain damage from lead poisoning.

NRDC Info. on Flint Water Crisis

NPR: Lead Laced Water in Flint; A Step by Step Look at the Makings of a Crisis

CNN: Flint Water Crisis Fast Facts

This is a fascinating 48 minute documentary called “The Murky Waters of Flint” if you’d like to learn more.

Here is what you can do to ensure this doesn’t happen to you or your family. Ensure that you’ll have clean water no matter what.

The Berkey Water Filter

The following information can all be found at www.berkeyfilters.com

https://www.berkeyfilters.com/berkey-answers/performance/filtration-specifications/

“Berkey water filters provide the ultimate in waterborne contamination removal.  They are used worldwide to set the international standard for water filters used in clean or hostile filtration environments. Owning a Berkey Water Filter gives you the ability to utilize almost any outside natural water source and transform it into the best tasting, purest drinking water possible.  All while using a natural method without the use of chemicals or complicated processes.”

“The Berkey water filter system is so powerful it is classified as a purifier. This classification shows that we far exceed the abilities of the standard water filter. The portable Berkey can be used to filter non-potable or unhealthy water in situations where electricity and pressure are not available. For normal everyday water from your faucet or for challenging environments like wells, rivers, and lakes, Berkey is the most flexible and adaptable filtering system available. Berkey water costs just 1.7 cents per gallon to produce. The cleanable Black Berkey replacement filters provide an economical, reliable and powerful long-term solution to poor water quality issues that cannot be equaled. Our most popular model, the Big Berkey has a long-standing reputation for quality and service.  This reputation is the reason we are trusted around the world by numerous international relief organizations to provide clean emergency drinking water to workers and citizens during times of crisis or natural disaster.”

The Berkey Water Filter System is Revolutionary

“Through diligent testing and research, we have proven that Berkey water filters remove viruses to purification standards, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites to non-detectable levels, and harmful or unwanted chemicals to below detectable levels. Until these test results were made public, words like non-detectable were seldom if ever used to describe the abilities of a water filter to remove harmful pollutants. The filters in the Berkey system not only took the industry by storm with these unheard of benefits but also added the ability to reduce toxic heavy metals such as lead and mercury without removing the beneficial and nutritional minerals needed to support a healthy body and mind. Review and compare the ability of the unique Berkey Water Filter to Brita, Aquasana, Pur, Katadyn or bottled water and see for yourself what we have to offer and why we dominate the portable water filter industry.”

“Below is a chart to compare the Berkey Water Filter System to our competition in the portable water filter industry.”

[Portable Water Filter Comparison Chart on Web page]

* Information not published

 COMPANY  BERKEY AQUACERA AQUACROCK PRO PUR DOULTON KATADYN
 MODEL BIG BERKEY CERAGRAV AQUACROCK PRO BIG GSS-2 GRAVIDYN
VIRUS REMOVAL  [A] YES NO NO NO NO NO
ELEMENT RATING Purifier Filter Filter Filter Filter Filter
BASE SYSTEM COST $258 $139 $399 $239 $229 $219.95
BASE DAILY OUTPUT (GPD) 84 10 18 9 14 24
MAX DAILY OUTPUT  (GPD) 168 25 18 18.5 20 24
PEOPLE SERVED     [B] 16 6 5 4 5 6
MAXIMUM GALLONS PER FILTER 3000 535 535 1500 535 730
REPLACEMENT TIME LIMIT No time limit 6 mo. 2 year 12 mo. 6 Mo. 6 Mo.
PRICE OF ELEMENTS (EACH) $54.50 $30 $36 $49.50 $36 $56
APPROX. COST PER GALLON 1.8 Cents 5.6 6.7 3.3 6.7 7.6
FOOD COLOR TEST              [I] Pass Fail Fail Pass Fail Fail
TURBIDITY FLOW RATE TEST[J] Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
TEST RESULTS AVAILABLE Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
TESTED TO NSF STANDARDS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NSF CERTIFIED CLAIMED No No No Yes No No
GUARANTEE 6 MO./ 2Yr * 1 Year 2 Year * *
SYSTEM COST W/MAX ELEMENTS $363 $274 $399 $338 $319.99 $219.95
SYSTEM MATERIAL AISI Stainless HDPE Ceramic Stainless AISI Stainless Silicone

* Information not published

 Household Water Filters

Below is a chart that compares the Berkey Water Filter to other commercially available household water filters.

 BRAND BERKEY AQUASANA BRITA CULLIGAN EVERPURE PUR
 MODEL Big Berkey AQ-4000 Faucet Filter SY-2300 H-54 Plus FM-3000
RETAIL PRICE $258 $99  $34.95  $159.95 $359.99 $49.99
REPLACEMENT FILTER COST $107 $48 $20 $50.39 $100.99 $20
PER GALLON “COST OF USE” 1.6 cents 9.6 20 10 13.5 20
Filters last  (gallons)  6000  500  100  500  750  100
TOTAL COST FOR 6000 GALLONS $258 $627 $1214 $710 $904 $1229
REMOVES VIRUSES YES >99.999%  NO NO NO NO NO
REMOVES CHLORINE YES >99.999%  YES 99% YES 99% YES 97% YES 88% YES 98%
REMOVES LEAD YES 96% YES >99% YES 99% YES 95% YES 98% YES 96%
REMOVAL OF THM’s YES >99.999% YES>99% NO YES 95% NO NO
REMOVAL OF VOC’S YES >99.999% YES>99% NO YES 95% NO NO
REMOVES LINDANE YES >99.999% YES>95% YES 99% YES 99% NO YES
REMOVES ALOCHLOR YES >99.999% YES>98% YES 99% YES 98%  NO NO
REMOVES ATRIZINE YES >99.999% YES>97% YES 92% YES 97% NO YES 96%
REMOVES BENZENE YES >99.999% YES>99% YES 96% YES 99% NO NO
REMOVES TCE YES >99.999% YES>99% YES 99% YES 99% NO NO
REMOVES FLUORIDE YES With the add on  Berkey PF-2  * * * * YES
* MANUFACTURER WEBSITE DOES NOT STATE

Charts from https://www.berkeyfilters.com/berkey-answers/performance/water-filter-comparison/

berkeyfilters.com

Berkey Sport Bottle

Berkey-Sport-Bottle-3-pack-22-oz

Product Review: The Berkey Portable Water Purifier

 

LifeStraw $19.95 on Amazon Prime

LifeStraw Steel $42.34 on Amazon Prime

(Photo and Table Credit https://www.amazon.com/LifeStraw-LSPHF017-Personal-Water-Filter/dp/B006QF3TW4)

  LifeStraw Filter LifeStraw Steel
Applications Running, Hiking, Survival Travel, Hiking, Survival
What it Removes? Bacteria and Protozoa Bacteria and Protozoa; Reduces chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, odor and bad taste
Filter Capacity 1,000 Liters (264 Gallons) Main Filter: 1,000 Liters (264 Gallons); Replaceable Carbon Filter: 100 Liters (26.5 Gallons)
Filter Micron Size 0.2 Micron 0.2 Micron
Weight 2.0 oz (55 grams) 4.2 oz (118 grams)
Flow Rate 1.7L (57 oz) / minute 1.7L (57 oz) / minute
Filter Type Hollow Fiber Membrane Hollow Fiber Membrane and Replaceable Carbon Filter

Seychelle Water Filter Bottle with 2 Filters

“This advanced bottle removes up to 99.99 percent of pollutants and contaminants found in drinking water. Produces up to 100 gallons of filtered water. Kit contains one 28-ounce water bottle and two filters. Bottle includes an insulator sleeve and clip.” (Credit: https://store.lds.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product3_715839595_10557_3074457345616706370_-1__196989)

Clean Water = Life —> Watch This. You’ll Be Glad You Did. I Promise.

emilywagner4@gmail.com
August 3, 2017

Do you need some inspiration? Empathy? Hope? Understanding? Joy? Empowerment? Motivation? Happiness? If you do, (and even if you don’t think you do) Watch This. You’ll Be Glad You Did. I Promise. It will only take 20 minutes, less than the time it takes to watch an episode of a show that doesn’t make you feel good or be a better person. But this will. Please watch!

www.charitywater.org

Rachel’s Gift Gives More Than 60,000 People Clean Water – Children Can Make Hope!

emilywagner4@gmail.com
August 2, 2017

Oh, please watch this 5 minute video! It is a miracle and an absolute joy to see the goodness that can come even out of sorrow. This makes me so happy! This is a preview of what my podcast this week will be about. 😉

~ Now get out there, and make some hope!

<3 Emily