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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will put collected water through a Berkey filter.  (Note that this BB is part of a 6-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Tiny List. You must complete six Badge Bits in the Tiny List.)


(source:Amazon.com)

Some related articles
  - How to Harvest and Drink Rainwater
  - How to Collect Water
  - Berkey Water Filters
  - He;pful Hints for Setting Up Your Berkey System









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- put collected water through a berkey filter

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the water being collected
   - a picture of the collected water going into the berkey filter
   - an after picture of the collected water coming out of the Berkey filter
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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I’ve been using a Berkey for the last 1.5 years since I heard Jack Spirko talking about them, and refill ours every ~2 days... does that count? We switched from using an RO system for about 5 years, but all our drinking water and cooking water goes through the Berkey first. Can send pics of that right now, at work...
 
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Dave Burton wrote:This wiki page is for PEP, which is Permaculture Experience according to Paul, and I am not Paul. So, I do not know what really goes on inside his head.

I'll post a link to this thread about your question to try to get Paul's attention.

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Thanks Dave!

Will post them and if not, they can be deleted I guess. 😉
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Leif,

What is your water source?  A creek?   Roof?

I updated the BB requirements a teeny tiny bit - to show getting the water from a dodgy water source.  And that water going in.    Maybe you can get some pics like that?
 
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A stream runs through the property. I collected  the water, walked to the house, poured it into the Berkey and waited.  Then clean pure drinking water.
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Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Is there a BB for homemade water filters?  I made mine with two food grade buckets.
 
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Sounds like a good one for plumbing...  We'll be filling out the Straw, Wood and Iron badges in the next few months so when you see those brainstorming threads, help us remember to add that!
 
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