Berkey

Classic Berkey Water Filters

$283.00 $295.00


Many of us take good drinking water for granted, and don't realize how critical clean water is to our survival. Berkey water purifiers make it possible to get safe drinking water during tough times.

The Big Berkey works on a double ceramic filter gravity feed that will filter drinking water. Other systems rely on water pressure that forces water molecules through the filters, and the water comes into contact with the filters for fractions of a second. However, the Big Berkey draws water by means of gravity, and it stays in contact with the purification elements for several minutes. This allows the elements to be much more effective in capturing contaminates.

All Berkeys come standard with two Black Berkey elements. You can opt for ordering two extra Black Berkey elements above.

Big Berkey: 20" tall. 2.25 gallon capacity
Configured with two Black Berkey® purification elements the system will purify up to 3 1/2 Gallons (13.3 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use four purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 7 Gallons (26.5 liters) per hour*.

Royal Berkey: 23" tall. 3.25 gallon capacity
Configured with two Black Berkey® purification elements the system will purify up to 4 Gallons (15.1 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use four purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 8 Gallons (30.3 liters) per hour*.

Imperial Berkey: 25.75" tall. 4.5 gallon capacity Currently on backorder
Configured with two Black Berkey® purification elements the system will purify up to 5.5 Gallons (20.8 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use six purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 16.5 Gallons (62.5 liters) per hour*.

Crown Berkey: 30" tall. 6 gallon capacity Currently on backorder
Configured with two Black Berkey® purification elements the system will purify up to 6.5 Gallons (24.6 liters) per hour*.  This system can be expanded to use eight purification elements and is capable of purify up to 26 Gallons (98.4 liters) per hour*.

**Replacement parts available upon request.

Filter Information


Black Berkey Purification Elements 

The Black Berkey purification elements come standard with the Berkey systems. Below is a list of contaminants the Black Berkey elements remove. A set of two is effective for up to 6,000 gallons of water.

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA CYSTS AND PARASITESE. coli - Klebsiella - Pseudomonas Aeruginosa - Giardia - Cryptosporidium (removal to non-detectable levels)

TRIHALOMETHANES- Bromodichloromethane - Bromoform - Chloroform - Dibromochloromethane (removed to below detectable limits)

RADIOLOGICALS- Radon 222 removed to below detectable limits

INORGANIC MINERALS- removed to below detectable limits

VIRUSES- MS2 and FR Coliphage

CONTAMINANT- Chlorine Residual

Heavy Metals Reduced by up to 95%:
Lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium, chromium, copper

Volatile Organic Compounds that the Black Berkey filters remove to below detectable limits:
Alachlor, Atrazine, Benzene, Carbofuran, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chlorine, Chlorobenzene, Chloroform, 2,4-D, DBCP, p-Dichlorobenzene, o-Dichlorobenzene, 1, 1-Dichloroethane, 
1, 2-Dichloroethane, 1, 1-Dichloroethylene, cis-1, 2-Dichloroethylene, Trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, 1, 2-Dichloropropane, cis-l,3-Dichloropropylene, Dinoseb, Endrin, Ethylbenzene, Ethylene Dibromide (EDB), Heptachlor, Heptachlor Epoxide, Hexachlorobutodiene, Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Lindane, Methoxychlor, MTBE, Pentachlorophenol, Simazine, Styrene, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, Tetrachloroethylene, Toluene, 2,4,5-TP (Silvex), 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,1,2-trichloroethane, Trichloroethylene, o-Xylene, m-Xylene, p-Xylene,