We are all dependent upon a safe and reliable supply of high quality drinking water. In general the water companies in the UK meet this need, maintaining the network and regularly testing for contamination. Nonetheless accidents do happen due to mistakes, delayed maintenance, negligence etc. and your water supply can then become compromised. Not all drinking water accidents reach the news but in the past few years there have been incidents in Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire to name a few. These incidents will most likely increase in the coming years as maintenance is delayed or postponed and necessary investments are sacrificed for so-called “shareholder value” . Due to privatisation the water companies are now largely driven by profit motive which is in direct conflict with their primary obligation the delivery of clean drinking water at an affordable price for all. The combined CEO salaries of the 19 private water monopolies is 10 million pounds and your water bill has risen by 40% since privatisation. You don't need to be a weatherman to see which way the wind blows to quote His Bobness. These CEOs and the private equity firms who own the water monopolies do not have your best interests at heart.
A Berkey water filter system can at the least give you and your family the assurance that when things do go wrong with the water supply you have a safe source of water at hand. Of course one needn’t wait until an emergency a Berkey water filter system is your guarantee of clean, pure water daily for only pennies on the gallon.