Berkey Water Filters Provide Clean, Fresh Drinking Water At Home and In Disaster Relief

November 9, 2012 by  
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With bottled water and potable tap water both so readily available in developed countries, it’s easy to take clean drinking water for granted. But when natural disasters strike, one of the first things to sell out on store shelves is bottled water, and running water may be either turned off or compromised by pollutants. Domestic water purifying pitchers and faucet filters are perfectly fine for every day use, but most of them simply weren’t designed to filter untreated water like the kind you may need to drink in emergency situations. Unlike those other off-the-shelf, refrigerator-sized water filters, Big Berkey water filters were actually made to purify water from untreated sources like remote lakes, streams and stagnant ponds and are used by relief organizations such as UNICEF , the Peace Corps, and the Red Cross . They use a much more powerful filtration system that removes harmful pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, and unhealthy chemical contaminants such as chlorine to levels higher than 99.99%, a capability that would be invaluable to your family in a disaster situation where you were unable to secure clean water. Big Berkey water filters can be a lifesaver in emergencies, but they’re also a smart, elegant and beautiful green product to use in your home on an everyday basis as a great alternative to bottled water or a refrigerator water filter because they filter water so powerfully, and the high-tech filters last for 3-5 years as opposed to a few months. Read the rest of Berkey Water Filters Provide Clean, Fresh Drinking Water At Home and In Disaster Relief Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: berkey , berkey light , berkey water filter , big berkey , clean water , drinking water , emergency drinking water , emergency water filtration , potable water , purify water , royal berkey , water filter , water filter system , water filtration , water filtration system , water purification , water purifier

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Striking Heritage School With Stone Walls and Curved Roofs Mimics the Rolling Green Hills of India

November 9, 2012 by  
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Cactus Gum Can Purify Water Cheaply and Effectively

April 27, 2010 by  
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Counterintuitive as it may seem, cacti might be the key to cheap and easy water purification. Assistant Professor Norma Alcantar at the University of South Florida in Tampa has discovered that when mucilage (a type of gum used to store water) from the prickly pear cactus is mixed with water that contains high levels of sediment or the bacterium Bacillus cereus , both the bacteria and the sediment sink to the bottom. The mucilage, in other words, acts as a cheap and effective natural filter, which could be employed by millions of people in developing nations to produce clean water.

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Water’s Trickle-Down Business Model

April 5, 2010 by  
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A startup called The Water Initiative aims to help solve the world’s water crisis by treating contaminated water at the point of use. It’s a simple idea — sell equipment that will purify water to local distributors in poor communities around the world.

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Intel Adds Sustainability to Corporate Charter

April 5, 2010 by  
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In response to a shareholder resolution filed by Harrington Investments, Intel has agreed to amend its corporate charter, calling efforts on sustainability a "fiduciary duty" to its stakeholders.

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