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Old 11-20-2014, 10:41 AM   #61
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I threw out my Santevia within months of buying it, too. I followed the directions EXACTLY and mildew grew in it.

We are absolutely IN LOVE with our Berkey. Just in love. When we first moved out here, the house we rented had very rusty, acidic well water. The pH was 5.0!!! And it tasted bad. We ran it through the Berkey. Came out clear and delicious with a pH of 7.5. s We are in a different house, now, with much better well water but we still run it through our Berkey.

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And a Berkey is an excellent way to be prepared. You can put non-potable water in a Berkey (i.e pond or river water) and it will come out purified and drinkable. The filters last about 5 years, too.
That is great news. We have a Berkey but we bought it for emergency use. So, you are saying that just by running the acid water through the Berkey, it raised the pH significantly? How did you test it? Just with pH testing strips?
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #62
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:55 PM   #63
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Found this which is helpful in my opinion. Plus 1 for the Berkey filters.

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Found this which is helpful in my opinion. Plus 1 for the Berkey filters.
Oops I forgot the link http://wellnessmama.com/8079/water-filter-options/
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:59 PM   #64
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We had a water filtration professional come to the house because the rusty water was ruining the plumbing (and my washcloths, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.) He was testing the water to figure out which system to recommend. He tested the water from the faucet and we asked him to test the water from the Berkey for kicks. He had never seen one before and he was AMAZED.
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We had a water filtration professional come to the house because the rusty water was ruining the plumbing (and my washcloths, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.) He was testing the water to figure out which system to recommend. He tested the water from the faucet and we asked him to test the water from the Berkey for kicks. He had never seen one before and he was AMAZED.
Oh that is great. One more question. Which of the Berkey filters do you use? The white ones or the black ones?
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:51 AM   #67
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Berkey hands down! I want a second one for the upper level of our house. Lol

We use the black filters. They take out more contaminants than the ceramic ones. We also have the fluoride filters, but no longer need them due to a faulty city fluoride whatchamadoodaaddy. They stopped use fluoride for now.
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