About a year ago Heath and I were in a small dilemma. A dilemma with drinking water. We all know that the tap here in the Phoenix area is yucky, plus it has the added metals and fluoride and chemicals and stuff so we didn't want to drink it anyway. Then we thought we could use bottled water (looking forward to this seeing what this film is all about) but clearly that is a ton of plastic to throw away, not to mention expensive. So, we did what I have always done as a child and use gallon water jugs. But since I am not a fan of purified water (I wanted distilled instead) we could not reuse are water containers at a Water 'n Ice store which brought us back into the problem of using a lot of plastic.
Then came along Pete and Kerri. A couple in our ward who could live off the land with only a knife and the clothes on their backs (they were the inspiring couple who showed me there are people out there who really use cloth diapers). They told us about a wonderful thing called Berkey. It wasn't long before we made the small investment and got our beloved water filter.
#1 - Convenient. No need to run to the store for water. Just use the tap.
#2 - It removes bacteria, metals, viruses, even food coloring yet keeps vital minerals that distilled does not have.
#3 - No plastic waste.
#4 - Filters last for 6000 gallons and are relatively inexpensive (please compare to other water filters here)
#5 - Can be used as emergency water supply. It can filter water from swimming pools, lakes, ponds, etc. Organizations such as UNICEF, Int. Red Cross, and Save the Children use Berkey filtration. (We actually bought ours from Food Storage in Mesa)
The above reasons convinced me to get one but if you need more info then visit berkeyfilters.com.
So pretty and Shiny!
I was much better about this when pregnant, but when I need water
on the go I put filtered water into this water bottle. No waste, no BPA.
Lastly, I want to point out that our tap water magically tastes better and softer once it has been filtered. So if you are big on taste you will probably like it. It took Heath and I a couple days to get used to the taste because we were used to no flavor (distilled) but it really tastes great. I also try to use the water for cooking as much as I can.
Think about it.
Thanks for letting me talk your ear off again.