Do Gravity Water Filters Work?

Keeping metals and other contaminants out of your drinking water has never been more important. Last year, “Star Edmonton” published an article about a study that found a portion of Edmonton’s water supply contains lead levels more than 120 times the level deemed acceptable by the Canadian federal health authorities. In addition, a 2019 Concordia University study found high lead levels in the drinking water across parts of Montreal, Regina and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Clearly, it’s not enough to rely on the government to keep your water safe for you and your family. That’s where the Big Berkey gravity water filter can be invaluable.

How does the Big Berkey gravity water filter work?

The Big Berkey gravity water filter, as the name implies, uses the natural force of gravity to remove contaminants for your drinking water. You pour the water into the top portion of this two-chamber filter. Gravity drives it through a series of filters, and you get your filtered water from a tap in the bottom chamber. It’s that easy. The gravity filter doesn’t require any special plumbing or even electricity to function, so it’s suitable for any location. Gravity filters are perfect for your home or office, even that cabin in the woods or cottage. They also work as an excellent back-up system for emergency situations when your well pump isn’t working or your area is under a boil alert. Recent news from Texas reinforces just how important having a backup system can be.

More about the filtration process

The upper chamber of a gravity filter contains an element made of microscopic pores that disable contaminants in the water as the water passes through the chamber. 

The process of filtering water using gravity isn’t new. In fact, it’s been around since the time of Queen Victoria. However, this simple technology is still extremely useful today.

Berkey gravity water filters come in a variety of sizes, from one-quart travel size to the six-gallon “crown” model. There’s a Berkey gravity water filter for every household. To learn more about using a Big Berkey gravity water filter in your home and how you can keep your drinking water safe, visit or contact us today at. Our company was founded in 2011 on the premise that all Canadians need and deserve clean, purified water for optimum health and to reach our highest potential.

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