Meet Our New Berkey!

Oh my gosh! I was so excited last night when we got home from the dance. I had a couple of big boxes sitting on my recently cleaned off porch… another story for another day as we’ve been doing a lot of changes around here and may have even more to come.

Y’all know that we’ve really been trying to make some healthier choices around here and one of those is to drink more water. Now we did drink our fair share but I know that I need to increase my water intake a bit because water is so vital to being healthy and I want to set a good example for my kiddos. I just had a harder time with it for a couple of reason.

Got Hard Water?

Our water is hard water and even with the water system, it has had a kind of smell and taste. Well, to me it does. There are a few people who don’t seem to notice it at all but I grew up on spring water from the mountains and this water is not spring water! On top of the smell and taste, it has had a bit of an orangey color to it… GROSS! TRIPLE GROSS!

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Crown Berkey Water Purification System

I finally took the plunge and ordered the Crown Berkey Water Purification System that I’ve been researching for quite some time. They have a lot of information on their site and they have a lot of great reviews. With the cost estimated at less than 2 cents a gallon, I couldn’t deny that it just made more sense to invest in this rather than the little units I’ve bought in the past. Now don’t get me wrong as I did like them but they really don’t last long when you have this many people using them. Also, I was curious about the difference between filtered water and purified water.

Click here to learn about why the Berkey Water Filters are so good!

Here are pictures of the boxes and the unpacking of the system:



Forgive me for the poor photos as this was after midnight when I was putting it together because I was just too excited to wait… kind of like a kid at Christmas!

The set up was fairly simple and I did find a quick video tutorial to help me make sure I was setting it up correctly.




I did buy the stand because I wasn’t sure where I was going to put it in this little house. I ended up putting it on our rolling kitchen island and it seems to be working out great. Here is how it looks right now… it may find a new location later but for now this is super easy for filling and convenient for everyone to reach. I also ordered the stainless steel nozzle but I have the regular one as a backup.

Isn’t it so pretty? I love the look although they do have other systems with other features if stainless isn’t your thing. I need to clean it up a bit but I was just too tired last night. This unit holds 6 gallons of purified water! It’s a monster but we need all that water. I plan on buying some more filters soon to help it filter and purify the water a little faster.

I feel great about this purchase as it is something that is going to be so beneficial to everyone in the household. Take a look at all the contaminants that these black filters remove:


They have other filters as well but can you believe that? Not only do they have systems for your drinking water but they have a shower filter that is getting rave reviews! They are currently sold out but you can have your name added to the list to be notified when they are back in stock. I did this and I can’t wait to be able to order mine!

They also have several bundles right now that can help you to save even more money! I’m happy to let you know that I have a special code to help you save even more money if you decide to order your own Berkey System. This is definitely an investment in your family’s health that you really can’t afford to pass by!

Use Code KIRBY5 for a 5% discount on your order TODAY!

Did I tell you how amazing the water tastes? It is such a difference that if I had any reservations about this product they have all been cleared up… just like our water! This is as close to spring water as I’ve had in a very long time… so what are you waiting for? Go check them out right now! Be sure to check out the Berkey Filter Scratch & Dent Sale for even more savings!


It’s been over three months (almost four) now since we got our Berkey and we are still loving it… maybe loving it even more now that we had a new water system priced which would cost us over $10,000 to do the same thing! Ahhhhh! Maybe sometime in the future, that will be a possibility but for now, I really love the fact that we can have clean water at our fingertips.

Yes, it does get a little aggravating because I have to fill it up so many times. We got the biggest size they had so that means we are drinking A LOT OF WATER! I’m not complaining though and I recently purchased the nozzle with the see-through gauge so I can tell if it is getting on the low side. We haven’t run our Berkey dry since this purchase.

We also bought a couple more of the black filters so our Berkey can filter the water much faster. This purchase gave us a great sense of relief when we were doing our hurricane preps a few weeks back. We will never need to worry about buying bottled water again!

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