Apparently these AP stories prompted federal and local legislative hearings, and led at least 27 additional metropolitan areas to test their drinking water. Seventeen cities found things in their water. If you live in Reno, NV, Savannah, GA, Colorado Springs, CO, or Huntsville, AL, you’re probably drinking some nasty water. Most cities across the country haven’t tested their water, so doesn’t it make you a bit wary of what you might be drinking? The good news is that Boston, Phoenix and Seattle didn’t find the drugs in their water.
I’m sure city officials are all saying these things are in the water in such minute quantities that they won’t hurt you or me. Do you really believe that? Do you want to take chances with the water you drink? Perhaps cities all over should be looking into improving their water treatment systems. Of course, it doesn’t help that more of us are taking medications that get flushed into the system. It makes a good case for alternative medicine, but that’s another story.
You don’t have to wait until your local municipality does something about its water. You can have water that’s better than bottled water. In fact, who really knows the source and quality of the bottled water you may be drinking? You shouldn’t have to worry about chemicals leaking into your bottled water from the plastic used to make the bottles. You can do something right now by getting a Burkey water purification system.
Try the Berkey Light or the Big Berkey Tabletop models. They’re both gravity fed, but here’s a little info on how the Big Berkey works. Just pour “raw” water in its top chamber and draw off sparkling-clean water from the lower chamber. Its four special ceramic elements contain carbon media to remove bacteria and reduce chemicals, rust, sediment, and bad tastes and odors. Because it’s made of beautiful Stainless Steel, it can’t rust, break or put flavor in your water. It holds eight quarts and filters up to 21 gallons per day. And here’s an extra plus. It’s made in the USA.
Take control of the quality of your drinking water today, and put your mind at ease about the water you drink. Find Berkey products for water filtration and purification from companies shown on the Survival Kits & Essential Supplies page in the Prep Mart.