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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have Hurricane Prep Item - Emergency Water Supply, June 26, 2009
This review is from: Big Berkey BK4X2-CF With 2 9" Ceramic Filters (Kitchen)
Living in a hurricane prone area totally supplied by public utilities means a loss of electricity and water during outages. Although stocking up on bottled water is fine for a few days, between people and pets there is an ongoing need for fresh clean water without the excessive cost. This unit is used by the Red Cross as well as many other organizations in places where contaminated water is an issue. Not only is it les expensive than bottled but water tastes great, this requires zero electricity and it's simple to use. All stainless steel eliminates the risk of plastics while ensuring a long life. No nasty iodine tablets (especially for those with sensitiviites) and re-usable filters are easy to keep clean. Great product with long term reputation for quality.
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Initial post: Oct 13, 2009 10:24:17 AM PDT
ucandoit says:
If you want to filter flouride or arsenic, you'll need the PF-4 attachments in addition to the ceramic filters included. The cheapest PF-4's are $88 for four (www.jamesfilter.com) and they must be changed every 6 months. (I'm not affiliated with any filter company. I've just studied these filters, it can be very confusing to know exactly what you're getting. However, I do recommend one of these, I have one and they're great for long-term bacterial contamination and also filter out some VOC's in the short term.)

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2011 8:43:27 AM PDT
K. Autry says:
What do you mean that they filter some VOCs in the short term? What are you basing this on, have you tested the water filtered by this product? How long is "short term"? I appreciate your response, I too have been researching water filters and find myself totally confused. A lot of these products claim they are used by the Red Cross and other relief organizations but how can this be verified? Nor are they tested by a third party such as NSF so how can any of their claims be verified?

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2011 8:44:05 AM PDT
K. Autry says:
What do you mean that they filter some VOCs in the short term? What are you basing this on, have you tested the water filtered by this product? How long is "short term"? I appreciate your response, I too have been researching water filters and find myself totally confused. A lot of these products claim they are used by the Red Cross and other relief organizations but how can this be verified? Nor are they tested by a third party such as NSF so how can any of their claims be verified?

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2011 8:44:55 AM PDT
K. Autry says:
What do you mean that they filter some VOCs in the short term? What are you basing this on, have you tested the water filtered by this product? How long is "short term"? I appreciate your response, I too have been researching water filters and find myself totally confused. A lot of these products claim they are used by the Red Cross and other relief organizations but how can this be verified? Nor are they tested by a third party such as NSF so how can any of their claims be verified?
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