Monday, May 14, 2012

Living the Country Life and Water Filtration

One negative since we've moved to the country is that our well water is less than good. Far less than good. We had the water tested when we had the house inspected and were told that it's drinkable, but looking at my orange tub I don't agree. So, we drink bottled water.

I've been thinking about buying a Berkey system. My girlfriend Lynette raves about hers and my kids swear that her water is delicious. I've never heard water described as delicious. Yet I hesitate. Mainly because we use a softener and the Berkey apparently doesn't like salt. We could fill it from the outside hose, but what a pain.

So, I continue to debate, especially since we're about to start a kitchen remodel (demo guys are coming today!). In the meantime, there's a contest: Free Berkey Giveaway. I'd love to win and then the debate will be over.

However, on the off chance that I lose, I'd love any words of wisdom on drinkable water or your experience with the Berkey.