Berkey Filter Taking Heat? News Flash NSF/ANSI Doesn’t Guarantee Squat!

The Berkey Water Filter has come under criticism because  or reports that the filter was not able to process as many gallons of water as advertised. Upon release of this news, proponents of NSF and ANSI poured out of the woodwork proclaiming, “AH HA, this is because the Berkey does not bear the NSF certifications”. “AH HA, this is what happens when you purchase a non-certified filter.” An article by…

Reader Question Of The Week – NSF 61

The reader question of the week comes from a colleague, old friend, electrical engineering genius, and soon to be Doctor Claude Abraham Ph.D. Claude writes: Claude Abraham May 15, 2022 at 12:52 pm Edit “Tom, I have seen a product additive made for purifying water out in the wilderness. It says it is NSF 61 certified. Does NSF 61 mean it is safe to drink from?” In a previous but…

Water Taste and Odor – Your Nemesis – Industry Flim Flam

If you know anything about me you know that I have little respect for entities like the Water Quality Association (WQA), NSF, IAPMO and similar “experts” who provide water advice. One of my reasons for this is that these groups are generally the minor league thinkers when it comes to water chemistry and solving water problems. Indeed, in 30 years of solving water problems and serving some of the world’s…