Berkey, maker of countertop filtration systems, started as a small family-operated business in a farming community just East of Pueblo, Colorado, in the late 1990s; their classic portable stainless steel systems are the best-looking around. The systems use an extremely fine filter that removes lead, chlorine, and other heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and VOCs, as well as viruses and bacteria. And because they’re not hooked into a plumbing system, they’re portable and can be used anywhere.
N.B.: For an exhaustive review, read up on the system at Water Filter Answers.For more ideas on dispensing water, see:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Household Water Filters
- Drink Up: A Good-Looking Water Filter for Fridge and Table
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