I listened to JWR on yet another interview (making the rounds) and wanted to know if you (or Hugh) would be able to suggest a water filter I could use for my kitchen sink. I live in an apartment. Management informed me that a Water-Filtration System (as in reverse osmosis) is not allowed.
Is there anything, not super duper pricey, that I could attach to my faucet? Thanks! – T.N.
Many of our readers use a Berkey water filter. You can get these for under $300 from many of our advertisers. The advantage of the berkey type system is that it is gravity fed so you don’t have to have power. On the Latimer homestead, we use a Multipure Aquaversa system which can generally be had for about the same as a Berkey. The Multipure does require pressurized water. It’s a solid carbon block filter. You can mount it on your counter top or under your sink. It provides filtered water on-demand. We also have it attached to the ice maker in the refrigerator.
A word of caution is in order on the Multipure though. Multipure is a multilevel marketing program (MLM). The filter is one of the best made, but you really have to price shop as some vendors charge way over the suggested MSRP. If you really want to save money, you can also build your own from some of the articles presented here on SurvivalBlog such as “Do-It-Yourself Ceramic Water Filter, by The Architect”