Special Offer - Water Filtration Systems
With many recent examples of why it is important to have a way to create clean water and have emergency filtration available, we are pleased to announce that St. Paul Mercantile is offering PeakProsperity.com members a holiday season discount of 10% off its most popular stainless steel and plastic ceramic water filter systems plus free Shipping. Also being offered is a Buy One Pair, Get Second Pair Free on Fluoride Removal Add-On Candles.
These highly effective, highly dependable solutions ensure your family will be able to create safely potable water under virtually any conditions.
Specifically, St Paul Mercantile is offering us:
- Special #1 - Water Filters 10% off, plus FREE Shipping! (through January 10)
- Special #2 - Fluoride Removal Add-On Candles - Buy ONE pair, get the second pair FREE!
Click here to take advantage of this offer, exclusive to PeakProsperity.com readers.
For those who are looking for that last minute holiday gift or setting a new resolution to be a "healthier me" in 2013, this Special Offer from SPM will be a great way to give the gift of health to yourself and others. It is also a great time to replace old filters or get a backup set for when disaster strikes.
When selecting which filter type, choose between the white CeraSyl Plus Ceramic Candles with activated charcoal centers, or the new CeraCarb Black Ceramic Candles that have the best chemical-removal capabilities in the market today. The CeraCarb candles remove everything the CeraSyl Plus candles do, but they also remove Heavy Metals, Lead, and Arsenic from water. Note that the CeraCarb candles take longer to process the water, so pay attention to the water production rates in the listings.
Here's the excerpt from our What Should I Do? guide that speaks to these water filters:
Clean, Clear, Potable Water
I have never yet had to worry about water availability because each place I've lived has had potable surface water nearby. Our current house has a deep well, but I plan to invest in an additional shallow well by drilling down 80 to 90 feet to a water-holding gravel layer that sits under our land. To this shallow well, we'll attach both a windmill (for relatively continuous pumping for gardening purposes) and a hand pump capable of drawing from that depth. We will also be installing rainwater catchment systems to our gutters.
Clean and abundant water is critical for sustaining life, no matter what your standard of living. Some lucky folks have natural springs, streams, or other bodies of water on their property, which can greatly ease the issue of water access in times of emergency. But the emphasis here for everyone, even if you've got water right out your front door, is on cleanliness.
So perhaps now you have stored water or have access to a natural source of water. But how can you be certain that this water is safe to drink? Fortunately, that's easy.
Our family uses a ceramic filter based on proven technology that can render even the most foul pond water into clean, pure drinking water. It has no moving parts - you just pour water in and let gravity do the rest. There's an upper reservoir with filters in it connected to a lower tank.
We happen to use the Doulton filter (more popularly known as the Big Berkey), which also is the filter that appears to be most preferred by members of the PeakProsperity.com community:
- Ceramic filters are extremely efficient at removing particulates and bacteria, and are very long-lasting.
- Water filters through at approximately two quarts per hour.
- Each 7" ceramic candle will filter 535 gallons each (replace candles yearly if using on a continual basis).
This filter removes all bacteria, all other little critters, and even a host of noxious chemicals. We even use it to treat our otherwise perfectly safe well water right now, because it removes even slight impurities and improves the flavor. But having this process be part of our daily life also gives us familiarity and practice in using this system of water filtration.
Knowing that our family will always have clean drinking water, no matter what economic or weather emergency may arise, adds to our resilience. It also gives us a peace of mind that is invaluable.
We like the Doulton in the stainless steel model because it sits in our kitchen exposed to light. If it were transparent, algae and other photosynthetic critters would eventually grow in the tank and shorten filter life by gumming them up. Metal doesn't let the light through and thus keeps the water cleaner.
But the stainless model is a bit pricey (beginning at $178 + S&H), and some folks prefer to buy and stash a cheaper model to be pulled out only under emergency conditions. If this is your plan, long-term algae growth is not a concern.
- Uses the exact same ceramic candle filters as the Doulton model.
- Water filters through at approximately two quarts per hour – throughput can be materially increased by adding more ceramic candles (up to five).
- Clear surface makes it easier to see how much water you’re using up as you go.
We hope you continue to find these offers on essential resiliency items a welcome addition to the news and other articles on the site. We look forward to providing updates to the WSID Guide and Series in the coming year.
Full disclosure: Based on our existing relationship with St. Paul Mercantile, PeakProsperity.com will receive a small commission if you purchase through this special offer. This will not impact the price you pay (in fact,as the offer states, you're getting an exclusive price discount not available to the public-at-large). The proceeds we received will be immediately invested to fund new features and functionality for this site.
We’d also love to hear any feedback based on your first-hand experience with the products and vendors that we recommend through these special offers (and elsewhere on this site). Our goal is to ensure that we’re doing our utmost to offer the best guidance for utility, value, and service.