Go Berkey Purifier System, Standard
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Go Berkey Purifier System, Standard
Berkey water purifiers have been one of our most popular products for many years, and their production has now been halted by the EPA. At Pleasant Hill Grain we believe Berkey purifiers are the most effective, highest quality purifiers on the market. But in some areas (mainly California), government authorities have sought for years to curtail Berkey sales. Those government authorities have offered their justifications, while many others have seen very different motives.
The latest move is that the U.S. EPA has now declared that Berkey water purifiers are a pesticide (seriously…), and therefore under their regulatory authority. Berkey is currently under a government order to cease production. As a result, we (and all distributors) are unable to order any more stainless systems, and our remaining stocks are very low. We can still order replacement elements for all systems, and we can still order Berkey Light systems—but we expect both replacement elements and Berkey Light stocks to run out soon as well. Berkey has made it very clear that the regulations the government is attempting to put in place would mean the end of Berkey.
Berkey is now suing the EPA in federal court in an effort to overturn their policy. It’s unknown when a ruling will be made, and if the EPA decision is allowed to stand, then we expect any remaining Berkey stocks to sell out in days if not hours. So if you want to ensure your personal supply of Berkey systems and replacement elements, our advice is that now is the time to do that. You can read Berkey’s recent statement on these developments here, and see an interview of Berkey owner Jim Shepherd by Emerald Robinson here.
Berkey® purifiers provide incredibly clean, pure, sparkling water whether the source is a wild stream, stagnant pond, private well, or substandard municipal supply. Available in a wide range of sizes, Berkey purifiers rely on no moving parts and use no electricity.
The Go Berkey® is an extremely compact water purifier. It comes equipped with a single Black Berkey® purifying element, which is the maximum it can accommodate. Lower storage tank capacity is 1 quart. Flow rate is 1 gallon per hour when the upper chamber is full (flow rate is reduced as water level in the upper chamber declines). The streamlined Go Berkey has no spigot; to dispense, lift the reservoir off and pour your ultra-pure water from the lower tank.
The Go Berkey system nests to a size of just 4" x 10", compact enough to fit into even a small travel bag with lots of room left over. With a weight of only 2.4 lbs, the Go Berkey purifier system offers extreme mobility. Assembled dimensions are 4"D x 14"H.
A recent national study found 316 different contaminants in U.S. drinking water. Berkey purifiers remove pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites while extracting chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOCs, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors. They reduce heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, aluminum as well as nitrites, without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs.
“This is a great compact water purification system at a fantastic price. You never know when your water system will become compromised. I have great peace of mind knowing that we have a backup!”– Chari R., OR
Berkey purifiers use proprietary micro-pore technology to achieve contaminant reduction of 99.99999%. This extreme level of purification, called “7 log” reduction, means that no more than one part per ten million of the original contaminant remains. This standard is a thousand times more stringent than what's required to label a system as a simple “water filter.” Systems achieving 7-log reduction provide ultra-pure water not only in normal conditions, but also in circumstances of extreme and highly dangerous contamination. And unlike many purifiers, Black Berkey elements are cleanable: A Scotchbrite™ pad is all you need to remove exterior buildup and extend element life. Each element can clean up to 3000 gallons of water.
The media within Black Berkey elements removes contaminants by a surface phenomenon called adsorption, the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. The exclusive purification elements are also impregnated with proprietary media that promote ionic absorption of pollutants within the micro-porous elements. A key reason Berkey systems are so effective in removing contaminants from water is their long contact period. Most systems blast water through their filters at 60-90 PSI, limiting contact with their filter media to only a fraction of a second. Water molecules passing through the revolutionary micro-pore structure of the Black Berkey purification elements are drawn gently by gravity and remain in contact with the trapping media for several minutes. This makes the Black Berkey filter media much more effective at capturing contaminants.
Berkey purifiers using the Black Berkey purification elements are proven to reduce pathogenic bacteria (including E. Coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Giardia and Cryptosporidium) by 99.99999%. Berkey systems have been tested with the highest pathogenic contamination levels that can be produced in a laboratory. When contamination levels exceed a billion pathogens per liter of water (10,000 times the density of contamination used in the standard test protocol for bacteriological removal) they're classified as TNTC (too numerous to count.) Under normal testing protocol, one pathogenic organism is tested at a time, each with a fresh purifying element. For this test, however, the laboratory was directed to combine three separate pathogenic TNTC cultures. Tested under this extreme contamination level, absolutely no pathogens were able to make it through the purification elements. The laboratory then incubated the water, and nothing grew. When the purified water was viewed under an electron microscope not even inviable microbes were detectable—nothing was present but pure water. Furthermore, contaminants including trihalomethanes, radon 222, and volatile organic compounds including benzene, 2,4-D, Heptachlor, MTBE, styrene, tetrachloroethylene and toulene, among many others, were reduced to below detectable limits.
“I'm always grateful that there is a person on the other end of the phone line if I have questions.”– Barbara C., OK
Viruses: Far smaller than bacteria, viruses typically range upward in size from about 30 nanometers (nm). Black Berkey purification elements have been proven in independent testing to reduce the MS2 and Fr Coliphage viruses, which are among the smallest viruses at about 25nm, to log 5 (99.999%). No other gravity fed water filtration system even comes close to this performance.
The striking superiority of Berkey water purifiers can be demonstrated with food coloring. When bacteria are viewed under a powerful microscope, food coloring is often used as a contrast enhancer to make the bacteria easier to see. Food coloring consists of particles so small that even under magnification strong enough to show fine details in a single bacterium, the food coloring still appears only as solid, uniform coloration. Yet Berkey purifiers effectively remove food coloring from water. Berkey systems are the only purifiers in the world that can do this.
Berkey purifiers are available in several configurations. All Berkey Systems using Black Berkey purifying elements meet or exceed the EPA's stringent "7 Log" (99.99999%) contaminant reduction specification. Systems using Black Berkey elements within transparent Copolyester housings are known as Berkey Light Purifiers. Systems using Black Berkey elements within 304-grade stainless steel housings have the same purifying performance, and are known as Berkey Stainless Purifiers.
Note about shipping: The Go Berkey purifiers aren't available for shipment to Iowa or California. Of course, any Berkey system may actually be used anywhere. More details can be seen.
Included with the Go Berkey purifier is a Black Berkey Primer™, which is a hand-powered priming pump that makes it possible to prime Black Berkey elements easily without the need for faucets or hose connections. A Berkey Sport® Filter Bottle is also included, as well as a quality carrying bag for the Go Berkey.
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Other Berkey systems include higher-capacity Berkey Stainless Purifiers, the transparent Berkey Light, and the Sport Berkey personal bottle. Also available: British Berkefeld systems with white ceramic elements.
Pleasant Hill Grain has been among the largest distributors of Berkey water purification systems for many years. In business for over three decades, we're here to help you with any questions now, and we'll be here later to meet your future needs. Please call (866) 467-6123 or email us if you'd like to discuss Berkey systems. We'd appreciate your business, and we look forward to serving you!
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|Manufacturer Part Number||GOBK-KIT|
|Elements Included||1 Black Berkey Element|
|Brand||Berkey H2O Purifiers|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||2-1/2 lb.|
|Housing Material||Stainless steel|
|Flow Rate||Flow rate is 1 gallon per hour when the upper chamber is full (flow rate is reduced as water level in the upper chamber declines.)|
|Capacity (volume)||1 qt.|
|Warranty Length||2 year prorated warranty calculated in 6 month intervals|
We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in five business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.
Please note: The Go Berkey system is not yet available for shipment to Iowa or California, though it may be used in either state.
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Two ways to prime: Black Berkey® purifier elements need to be primed when they're put into service. Priming simply involves forcing some water through the element under a little pressure to make sure all of the purifying medium gets wet, which ensures that you'll benefit from each element's full flow rate. For this purpose, elements come standard with a Priming Button—a small foam rubber ring that allows you to prime the element at a faucet. The optional Black Berkey Primer is an alternative way of priming that may offer...(More info)
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