22 people showed up for Neighborhood CERT leader, Jim William’s presentation on Water Preparedness for his neighborhood, Frenchmen’s Creek, today, Saturday September 7th.
Water Gravity Filtration Demonstration
Food dye is used to show the non-potable water being filtered through a Berkey activated charcoal filter.
“In the demonstration device where I prepared Frenchman’s Creek Water, that we later drank, it was a single Berkey filter. I filtered the creek water first through a coffee filter to get out the insects and detritus. I then put in 40 drops of #40 red food coloring for drama (made the water pink). After filtering, I added two drops of bleach to the quart (just in case).” ~ Jim Williams
The clear potable water below is 99.99% drinkable, but that .oo1? Add two drops of zero fragrance bleach to 1 quart of water.
The Berkey Transportable activated charcoal water filtration system is another option:
A pair of Berkey filters cost approx. $120 and are good for 6000 gallons AND they can be cleaned to get many uses. Compared to stored water at a buck a gallon on average, Berkeys are a good investment at 2 cents a gallon.
BELOW. With two food grade 5 gallon buckets, a spigot and a ceramic filter you can filter non-potable water into potable/drinkable water. Ceramics are very good, just not as good as Berkey (activated charcoal) at getting out Cryptosporidium and some viruses>>> add 2 drops of bleach per quart of water to kill viruses.
Incredibly Comprehensive & Fascinating Water Filter Review Video
5 Basics: Water. (syllabus for the class)
Answers at Bottom ….How Much Do You Know About Water
Incidentally, the next class on the first Saturday of Oct. (5th?) will be on the next of the
5 basics: Shelter. Same time and place.