Fall Giveaway Week: Win a Royal Berkey Water Filtration System ($283 value)

There are few things more basic for human survival and health than having clean water to drink. 

My experience in the Philippines taught me how much we take it for granted that we do not have to struggle daily to access clean water, or for that matter, to access water at all. Those of us in North America or other developed parts of the world have such an incredible privilege of being able to turn on a tap to find drinkable water, safe from most types of bacteria, parasites, and disease.

Yet, even our water is not ideal. Run-off from commercial agriculture includes herbicides and pesticides. An alarming number of pharmaceutical drugs have been found in tap water. Then there are concerns over exposure to various heavy metals, among a host of other contaminants found even in our “clean” water.

Our family has always chosen to have some sort of water filtration system, even if it’s a very simple and inexpensive system like a Brita or PUR filter. Two years ago, we switched over to a Berkey Light system, based on many rave reviews that I had read, research and information provided by Berkey, and the fact that a number of health-minded companies I respected carried the Berkey line and highly recommended it.

I’m still so happy with our choice. The water tastes so fresh and pure. Friends and family that visit have commented on the wonderful taste.

The large capacity of the system is perfect for a family, as we can usually get away with refilling it about once per day (sometimes more if I’m using it for cooking water). I do wish it filtered a little faster, so the best way to do it is to fill it before going to bed at night, for a full system of filtered water in the morning, but the quality of filtration is worth waiting for.

We even have two of these Berkey Sport Bottles (which use the same filtration system). These are ideal for being out and about, particularly for travelling places where water quality will be dicey. A friend recently borrowed our bottle for his trip to Nigeria, and this allowed him to freely drink water anywhere without worrying about sanitation or safety. They’re also perfect for camping or hiking.

What exactly does the Berkey filter out?

Taken from the website:

The Royal Berkey® system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

For more detailed information on exactly what these filters remove, see this page.

I love that the filters are self-sterilizing and that they can actually be cleaned when they the filtration rate begins to slow down. You simply take them out, rub them with ScotchBright pads under running water, and put them back in. A set of two filters (each system uses two at once) will last for 6,000 gallons!

Would you like to win a Royal Berkey Water Filtration System ($283 value) from LPC Survival?

Rather than simply leaving comments, I’m trying out a new method for entering giveaways. Click below to complete one Rafflecopter form, for all of your multiple entries, and then you’re done!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends 12:01 AM on Saturday, September 15, 2012. 

Disclosure: This giveaway was generously sponsored by LPC Survival.

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. I would love to win so I could have the healthiest water possible for my family.

  2. Would so love to win a Berkey! Oh the joy to have fresh, clean, safe water instead of water that tastes like it came straight from the clorox botte.

  3. I would absolutely LOVE this! We have city water so it is needed!

  4. we currently drink tap water, would loooove to be able to have a berkley!

  5. I’d love to win a Berkey because our water tastes terrible!

  6. Miracle Quelle says:

    We are moving to a new rental house and won’t be able to move our under-the-sink filter, so I’m looking for a new option. This would be wonderful!

  7. I’ve been hearing great things about Berkeley water filters. I’d love to try one myself! I didn’t know before that there were different sizes and styles. How great!

  8. I’m terrible at remembering to change my water filter in my Brita Pitcher. This would be a great replacement for that!

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE to win!!!!

  10. Our family drinks tons of water, and this would be wonderful! I want our water to be as fresh and clean as possible, and I have wanted a Berkey for a long time… it is totally on my “appliance” wish list!

  11. I live in a community with very hard water, and the practice of fracking for natural gas is very commonplace here, which poisons land and water. I haven’t been able to afford more than a basic Brita filter, but even with that the water still tastes metallic to me. I would absolutely love to win this filtration system!

  12. While we have amazing tap water in BC, anything we can do to take the junk out is a major plus in my book!

  13. Our well water at home gets kinda brown sometimes. Winning a Berkey would be great!

  14. Because it filters out metals and you can even purify river water if need be.

  15. Jessica Heintzelman says:

    Winning one of these would be such a blessing to our family.

  16. love to win…

  17. My wife has been wanting a Berkey for a couple years. I would love to win one for her.

  18. I would love to win this. We have really nasty city water and can’t afford to do anything else about it right now.

  19. I’ve been looking at these water filters for a while. I would love to win one!

  20. Jodie Taylor says:

    This system seems amazing.

  21. I would love to win one because we spend a lot of money having water delivered to our home. I’ve been reading about them, but have been afraid to “take the plunge.” They almost sound too good to be true.

  22. I would love to win a Berkey so I can filter the bad stuff out of my family’s water.