For several years, I’ve prioritized ensuring that my family and I drink the highest quality water possible. Tap water in the US will typically go through several stages of municipal filtration; the final stage in this process usually adds a disinfectant to deactivate or kill any remaining pathogenic microorganisms. Depending on where you live, the tap water that comes out of your kitchen is likely considered safe to drink, but likely contains many potential issues.
Personally, I prefer to filter once more before drinking, to further reduce any amounts of lead or heavy metals that may be present in the water. You might wish to contact your local council to see the latest water testing results for where you live.
When looking to uplevel your health, the most common suggestion is to make sure that you’re drinking enough water; filtering the water can remove any unpleasant odors and other deposits that might be harmful to our health. I find that when I like the taste of the water in my home, I’m much more likely to drink what my body needs.
After moving house this year, I tried the Travel Berkey Water Filter, which holds 1.5 gallons and sits right on the counter; I typically refill it 3-4 times a day. There are several different sizes so you can find the one to suit your household. We happen to prefer drinking water at room temperature, so it works well for us. And the Berkey doesn’t use a power source, so it’s perfect for travel and great even in the case of a power outage. The Travel Berkey comes with two filters, that will filter approximately 6000 gallons of water in total prior to needing to be changed. This means that it will likely be many years before I’ll need to purchase replacement filters!. The cost of it is well worth it for this reason. The Berkey filter doesn’t require professional installation – it took me approximately 30 minutes to set up myself. Loving this filter and inspired to share.