Monday, January 23, 2012

The Search for Affordable and Healthy Water

We have been trying to figure out what to do about water for a long time now. We used the Zero Water Filter System for a time. It worked very well and we were pleased with the results, however, it was expensive and time consuming. Zero Water type would work well for 1 or 2 people, but it just wasn't practical for a family of 6. We also bought bottled water for a while. We found that it cost about the same as it was costing us to use the Zero Water Filter System, but it was less time consuming for us.
However, $.79 per gallon adds up after a while ... especially when there are six people in a family who, for the most part, only drink water. 
I also prefer to use filtered water for all of my baking and cooking ... including the simple task of boiling water for pasta. It was very important to us to find and excellent filtering system that would also cost us much less than $.79 per gallon!
EDIT: The initial start-up costs for the model we bought was $325. We will get about 6000 gallons before we need to change filters, so that breaks down to $0.054 (5.4 cents) per gallon. A set of replacement filters costs about $110, and will last another 6000 gallons ... making it less than 2 cents a gallon.
Our friends, The Ingraldi Family, bought a Crown Berkey Water Filtering System. We were able to see it in person, drink the water it filters, and learn about how affordable it makes filtered water!
We decided many months ago that the Berkey, was definitely the system we wanted, but it took us a while to finally purchase it. We've now had it for about 3 weeks, and we love it. I love the convenience of it, and the peace of mind that it is filtering so many things out of our water that I don't want any of us to be drinking.
If you are looking for an affordable way to effectively filter/purify your water, I highly recommend the Berkey Water Filtering System. 


  1. I know that I take my well water for granted and am thankful to not have city water. We still have a filter on the kitchen sink for our drinking water, just because it tastes better taht way :)
    I'm glad you figured out how to filter all the water you need.

  2. We have sold the Berkey Water Purifier at a discount now for many years and love it. It has been 6 years since we purchased our first one and with a family of 5 and many guests we are just getting ready to replace our very first filters! It is an awesome product!