In addition to AMSOIL products, we also carry the Berkey water purifiers for the Sioux Falls area. There are several other products we will be adding but as important as our water is, too often it’s taken for granted or overlooked. Water filtration should be everyone’s top concern. You should never depend or drink the tap water w/o subsequent filtration.
Read up on Berkey Water Filters. You’ll never want to live without one!
Secondary water filtration is necessary for good health and it doesn’t have to be anything difficult or expensive. Also I could do a blog on just the issues with the water alone but I am assuming you already know that and are ready to take the next step.
To totally clean/filter the water it cannot be thoroughly done at the rate in which a whole house system passes water nor can small inline filters be relied on (Those which supply ice machines or refrigerator fountains) unless they are quite an expensive system which very few to that level exist. Only gravity systems can filter to the level which even the worse case water can be made drinkable as well as other nano-particles which aren’t easily removed otherwise.
People also want to remove the chlorinated combinations (Berkey Shower filters) as well as the harmful fluoride. Berkey addresses this.
I use the Travel Berley whenever we camp or are traveling for more than a couple days. At work I have a Berkey Light and at home we use a Royal Berkey. For motorcyclists try the “Go Berket Kit” which is great for camping in remote areas or even for the typical well water found at most campgrounds away from high populated areas. A great gift for the office break room!
From the website:
BLACK BERKEY™ PURIFICATION ELEMENTS
Black Berkey™ Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. The Elements have a unique purification capability that is due to their unique structure. The micro- pores within the Black Berkey® Elements are so small that viruses and pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.
Many water filters on the market may claim to be a water purifier, but do not meet the performance specifications required for this classification. In order to be classified as a water purifier, a water treatment device must remove at least 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria and reduce viruses by 99.99%. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements can be classified as water purifiers because they remove 99.9999999% of pathogenic bacteria and 99.999% of viruses, which greatly exceeds the standard. The Black Berkey®Purification Element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53.
The Black Berkey™ Purification Elements have been tested and confirmed to remove or greatly reduce the contaminants listed below:
Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 4):
MS2 Coliphage – Fr Coliphage
PATHOGENIC BACTERIA SURROGATE >99.9999%
Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 6): Raoultella terrigena
TRIHALOMETHANES – Removed to >99.8%
(Below Lab Detectable Limits):
Bromodichloromethane – Bromoform – Chloroform – Dibromochloromethane
Removed to below Lab Detectable Limits: Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine)
We will keep in stock the most popular units as well as replacement filters to include the Black Berkey™ elements, PF2 Fluoride/Arsenic units and the shower filters. I’ll post a separate page on this site with the inventory soon.
Please call to verify our stock in our Sioux Falls store before coming out in case we don’t have what you need. As time goes on we will certainly add to the stock as they sell.
There is not a better filter system available in this price range especially when you evaluate their effectiveness and simplicity. I suggest if you own pets, let them judge and you will see that they too will enjoy the fresh water more and hydrate themselves more frequently as ours did!!