For any non-clear water, I suggest first putting it through something like coffee filters so as to strain out some of the sediment. The good filters will last longer that way. My daughter & her hubby are getting a Big Berkey from me for Christmas being it isn’t likely they could make it to my place. My son & his wife are getting the Berkey Sports bottles with extra filters, being they would be coming to my place, but I want to make sure they have something for short term usage. I’m keeping a Berkey Sports bottle in my truck as one of my BOB preps.