I get questions all the time about home water treatment systems. My general reaction is always the same: Don’t do it! Why? Because most of them won’t tell you how their unit is supposed to work. If they won’t explain the technology, my suspicion is that the technology is suspicious!
Here is the latest one that I came across. Just clicking my way through the Internet, I happened upon the “Big Berkey Water Filtration System.” Here is their site:
I would like to tell you all about this system, and let you know if you should consider it for your home, or recommend it to your friends, family, or neighbors. But, I just can’t.
There are two big reasons for my “NO!” recommendation. First, Big Berkey doesn’t explain how it is supposed to work. As I noted above, that is not unusual, but it is a deal-killer for me. What is the “magic elixir” inside their patented, visually attractive device? If they won’t tell me, I must assume it’s bogus.
Second, I was appalled to see a couple of obvious spelling errors on the site. (I realize that I’ve had a few misspellings myself from time to time, but this is just a humble blog — not a sales pitch for my “superior” product.) Lots of people have trouble spelling “receive” properly, and Big Berkey is among this group.
But the final straw for me was the article that precedes the sales pitch, shown here:
It is trying to scare people about their water — also a common sales tactic — but it consistently misspells “fluoride.”
If you are trying to sell me a product that removes fluoride, you need to start by spelling fluoride properly! If you can’t spell it, I don’t believe you can remove it!
So now, I am at the mercy of you, my Subscribers (especially RMO!), because if I misspelled anything in this blog, you’ll be all over me!