When Trenton Harbour found himself faced with some serious health issues, it was time for him to start looking at making some life-changing improvements -- one of them was drinking water. He heard about Berkey Filtration Systems from a friend and the rest is history.
If Trenton could find a healthier option in his drinking water and one that made him feel better, why couldn’t he start offering it to others? This is how www.berkeyshop.com became Trenton’s business—a business with a focus on improving the health of others through the type of water they drank.
Editor's Note: A prior version of this story listed an incorrect web address for Trenton Harbour's business.
Trenton found a unique career opportunity through a passion for wellness.
Through his research on eating healthier and getting proper nutrients, Trenton turned his focus on the water he was drinking. Unlike other popular water filters the Berkey System uses gravity fed carbon-based filters. The use of this type of filtration creates a drip system that eliminates heavy metals and bacteria in the water but leaves in the essential minerals a body needs.
When I asked him why and how this system could be better than others, Trenton explained it to me in simple laymen language. He said to think of it like a dam with a bunch of holes in it. Other water filters spew out the water quickly, without extensive filtration. Berkey is a slow and methodic filter that instead of pushing water through, actually slow drips through the filter, taking a much longer time to get the contaminants out.
I immediately thought about camping and found that this is a big part of his business because the equipment is so portable and lightweight and requires zero power; keep in mind that it is gravity fed! There is even a Berkey water bottle that has the filtration system within the bottle for fresh, contaminant-free water whether on the run or running a marathon.
What makes these systems so unique other than the carbon based filter is the fact they are so lightweight and can be easily transported. A lot of Trenton’s business involves disaster preparedness and so moving a system is of the utmost importance—and of course the ability to make clean drinking water when little or none is available. This is why Berkey is heavily involved in providing its systems to organizations such as the Red Cross and UNICEF for developing countries or to states or counties in need of emergency services.
Because it is a web-based business I was curious to find out how many hits his site gets and the answer was pretty amazing: about 30,000 per month. Who knew water could be so attractive and informative!
As a native of Enumclaw, Trenton hopes to attract more local attention to his web-based business and of course be the go-to man for healthier water. He is a man that stands by his product and his passion and all he really wants to do is educate others about this unique water filtration system that has aided him on his quest to be a healthier human being.
Information about Berkey can be found on Trenton’s website www.berkeyshop.com.