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Big Berkey 2.5 gal Water System

"Love it.Water tastes GREAT!!! Best money ever spent. WE LOVE OUR BERKEY" - Raymond R.


Love our new Berkey

"Easy to put together, water tastes great, so nice to trust the water we drink. Even makes our coffee taste much better." - Forest K.

Love It!

"We love our Berkey! We were hesitant about spending so much, but were spending every month for replacement filters for a pitcher. The Berkey System we got will definitely pay for itself! Glad we have it!!" - Cindy H.


Big Berkey + Fluoride Filters

"Had wonderful customer service before and after purchase. Very pleased with this product and the water tastes great...well, almost no taste really just pure water. Shipped quickly also. I highly recommend this family business." - MG

Berkey Water Filters - How to Choose the Right Berkey for You

Venture into the versatile realm of Berkey Water Filter Systems and find your perfect fit among our newly expanded product range. Designed for daily hydration or emergency provisions, there's a Berkey System meticulously tailored for your needs.

Every Berkey product embodies a fusion of clever simplicity and innovative design, presenting you with theultimate water filtration solution.

Recognized for their unmatched performance in purifying water and enhancing taste, Berkey Water Filters offer a diverse array of models. It may seem daunting to pick your ideal Berkey amidst such variety, but don't worry – we're here to guide you. 

Assess Your Daily Water Needs

Start by determining your household's daily water consumption to identify your ideal Berkey. An easy rule of thumb is to multiply the number of individuals in your group by 0.5 gallons for routine daily usage. This amount should be raised to 1 gallon per person in emergency situations. Having a clear picture of your water demands will allow you to zero in on a Berkey model that harmonizes with your consumption patterns.

Berkey Water Filters - Assessing your daily water needs

Berkey Water Filters Space requirement

Balance Your Space and Mobility Requirements

As Berkey models span different sizes, you'll need to weigh up the available space in your home or workspace. While larger models boast more substantial water storage, they demand a greater footprint. If your Berkey is destined for outdoor adventures or travel, a compact, portable model such as the Go Berkey or Travel Berkey would be ideal.

Don't underestimate the importance of your Berkey's flow rate

Generally, larger models with more filtration elements yield a speedier flow rate, guaranteeing ready access to pure water. Compare the maximum flow rates of different Berkey models to find one that can keep up with your group's demands during peak usage.

Berkey Water Fiters Flow Rate

Berkey Water System Accessories

Accessorizing Your Berkey Kit

Enhancing your Berkey experience is all about the accessories. From stands that elevate your system for easy dispensing to sight glass spigots that let you peek at the water level, Berkey thinks of everything. With these additions, your water filtration journey becomes not just about pure water, but also about convenience and functionality.

And let’s not forget the essentials—replacement filters. Keeping your Berkey system in top shape is crucial, and with a range of replacement parts like spigots, washers, and wing nuts, you can rest assured that your investment is protected. Add to that the ability to measure and control the water you filter with water level spigots and flow rate reducers, and you’ve got a tailored filtration process that adapts to your daily needs.

Accommodate Your Budget

Berkey's price scales with its size, remember to evaluate the cost-effectiveness considering the filter system's longevity. It's key to find a Berkey that suits your needs without straining your finances. If budget is a concern, the Berkey Light offers a cost-friendly alternative without compromising on water purity.

Berkey Light

Berkey Water Systems Size comparison

Choosing your ideal Berkey Water Filter

This entails assessing your daily water needs, spatial and portability considerations, budget, and required flow rate. By deliberating on these aspects, you can pinpoint a Berkey model that will consistently serve you pure, invigorating drinking water for years to come. Regardless of the Berkey you settle on, you can rest assured that you're investing in your health and the wellness of your loved ones or community.

Contrast Berkey Models and Their Capacities:

System Holding Capacity Fully Expanded Flow Rate @ Full Expansion
Travel Berkey 1.5 Gallons 2 Elements(Filters) 2.75 Gallons / Hr
Berkey Light 2.75 Gallons 4 Elements(Filters) 7.5 Gallons / Hr
Big Berkey 2.25 Gallons 4 Elements(Filters) 7.0 Gallons / Hr
Royal Berkey 3.25 Gallons 4 Elements(Filters) 8.0 Gallons / Hr
Imperial Berkey 4.5 Gallons 6 Elements(Filters) 16.5 Gallons / Hr
Crown Berkey 6.0 Gallons 8 Elements(Filters) 26.0 Gallons / Hr


Berkey water systems

How do I clean my Berkey system?

The Berkey Water Filter is more than just a filtration system; it's your personal guardian, ensuring that you and your family have access to pure, high-quality water throughout your lives. However, like any guardian, it needs a bit of care to keep performing at its best. Over time, contaminants and mineral deposits can take a toll on your Berkey, making regular cleaning a necessity.

Think of it as a spa day for your Berkey, helping it keep its efficiency and longevity, and in return, you get to enjoy peace of mind knowing your Berkey is working at its best!

We suggest you clean the lower and upper chambers once a month, while the Black Berkey Elements require a little less attention, needing a thorough clean every six months or when you notice a decrease in flow rates. Cleaning the stainless steel top and bottom chambers is a breeze once you get the hang of the few simple steps involved.

And, to make it even easier, we've prepared a step-by-step video guide for you. This video showcases how we personally pamper our own Berkey at home, walking you through the process in detail. So go ahead, give your Berkey the care it deserves!


What Can Your Black Berkey Water Filter Elements Do?

Do you wonder what makes the Berkey Water Filter exceptionally unique? It's the game-changing Black Berkey Water Filter Elements that give Berkey a big edge over the competition. These formidable black filters, unlike any other gravity filter elements out there, work like magic!

What sets Berkey water apart from ordinary tap water? It’s simple. While most water filtration systems are content just to meet the status quo, Berkey strives for excellence. By retaining essential minerals that are beneficial to our health, Berkey water filters offer a taste and quality that bottled water can only dream of. It’s a level of purity that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of healthful drinking water.

But it’s not just about what stays in the water; it’s also about what gets left out. Berkey filters excel in removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and inorganic minerals, the kind that ordinary tap water treatments may overlook. With each sip of Berkey-filtered water, you’re tasting purity that’s been meticulously crafted to elevate your water experience beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary.

The secret lies in the fine micropores embedded within these Black Berkey Elements. They are so minutely detailed that notorious viruses and harmful bacteria can't find a way through.

Now, you might have come across many products labeled 'water purifiers' in the market, but not all live up to the promise of delivering genuinely clean and safe water. So, how do you differentiate a real purifier from the rest? Simple! A true water purifier must eliminate at least 99.9999% of disease-causing bacteria and cut down viruses by 99.99%.

The power-packed Black Berkey Purification Elements not only meet this stringent criterion but also surpass it, eliminating 99.9999% of dangerous bacteria and 99.999% of harmful viruses and chemicals. This makes them truly stand out among other regular filter systems.

These outstanding Black Berkey Purification Elements have been rigorously tested by certified State and EPA-approved labs and have been found to outperform the NSF/ANSI Standard 53. So, with Berkey Water Filter, you're guaranteed water that is as clean as it can get.

What Sets Berkey Apart from other Water Filtration Systems

When stacking Berkey up against other filtration systems, it’s like comparing a diamond to a quartz—both have their value, but one clearly outshines the other. Take, for instance, reverse osmosis systems; they might be effective in stripping water of contaminants, but they also strip away the beneficial minerals, leaving you with an acidic solution that could do more harm than good. Berkey filters, on the other hand, keep those precious minerals intact, ensuring that every glass of water is as nourishing as it is clean.

But the advantages don’t end there. Consider the longevity of Black Berkey purification elements and the cost savings they bring.

The longevity of Berkey filters is where they truly shine. With Black Berkey elements that purify thousands of gallons of water each, and Fluoride filters that tackle tap water contaminants for up to a year, the system’s long lifespan is a testament to its value. It’s the kind of investment that pays dividends in both cost savings and peace of mind, knowing that you won’t be replacing filters every few months/years. Filtering thousands of gallons before needing a replacement, Berkey systems are the gift that keeps on giving, both to your wallet and the environment. With efficient filtration rates and no compromise on water quality, Berkey stands tall among other filter systems, offering a blend of quality, performance, and value that is hard to beat.

When compared to other filtration systems, Berkey stands out not just for its filtering capabilities, but also for its reduced maintenance efforts. The extended life of Berkey filters means that you spend less time worrying about your water quality and more time enjoying it. It’s the kind of practical, long-term solution that makes Berkey a leader in the world of water filtration systems.

What Contaminants Do Berkey Water Filters Eliminate?

Think of the most pristine water source you can imagine—now think of the Big Berkey turning it into your personal oasis of hydration. This powerful system can take on untreated water from remote lakes, stagnant ponds, and various international supplies, transforming it into drinking bliss. It’s your safeguard against the unpredictable, ensuring that no matter where you find yourself, you have the means to access clean water.

The Black Berkey® Purification Elements have been clinically tested and verified to remove or greatly reduce many contaminants including:

  • VIRUSES – Removed to >99.999% E-Coli, Coliform,


  • TRIHALOMETHANES – Removed to >99.8%

  • INORGANIC MINERALS -Removed to Below Lab Detectable Limits: Chloramine, Chloride, Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine), Free Chlorine, Flouride
  • HEAVY METALS (HIGH & LOW pH LEVELS) - Such as Aluminum, Antimony, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Cobalt, Chromium, Chromium 6, Copper, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Molybdenum Nickel, Vanadium, Zinc, Arsenic.

  • PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS CONTAMINANTS – Removed to >99.9% Acetaminophen, Caffeine, Carbamazepine, Ciprofloxacin HCl, Erythromycin USP, Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim; Bisphenol A, Diclofenac Sodium, 4-para-Nonylphenol, 4-tert-Octylphenol, Primidone, Progesterone, Gemfibrozil, Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, Triclosan.

Berkey Water Filters Questions & Answers

Question: How long do the Berkey water filters last?

Answer: Black Berkey water filters last for approximately 6000 gallons for a set of 2 filters. Replacement filters can be purchased in advance and stored away.

Question: Do Berkey Water Filters remove plastic?

Answer: Yes, Berkey Water filters have been tested and remove both BPA and 1,1-Dichloroethane plastics.

Question: How long does a Berkey Flouride filter last?

Answer: Your Berkey water purification system fluoride filter will typically need replacement after 1000 gallons of use.

Question: Do Berkey Water Filtration Systems remove kerosene?

Answer: Yes, petrochemicals such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and crude oil are filtered out by 99.99%. It's important to remember however that the filters can become overwhelmed if the concentration of petrochemicals in the water is too high.

Berkey Water Filters: Your Everyday Hydration Hero

Berkey Water System

In a world where tap water can hold a cocktail of contaminants, a dependable water purifier is not just a luxury, but a necessity. Berkey Water Filters step in to fill this gap, ensuring your family has access to safe, pure water every day. Whether it's for drinking, cooking, or other household uses, Berkey offers a variety of systems to cater to your specific water needs.

Life Off-Grid with Berkey Water Filters

When living off-grid, clean water access becomes more than crucial, it's a lifeline. Berkey Water Filters are the perfect fit for this lifestyle - no electricity, no plumbing, no problem! Harnessing the simple power of gravity, these filters offer an eco-friendly, self-reliant way to purify water.

Whether your water comes from rain catchment, rivers, lakes, or wells, Berkey filters can handle it all. They not only rid the water of impurities but also retain the beneficial minerals. For those embracing the off-grid lifestyle, Berkey Water Filters ensure you always have safe, health-boosting water on tap.

Survival Preparedness and Berkey Water Filters

In emergencies or periods of crisis, having access to clean water isn't just important, it can be life-saving. That's why Berkey Water Filters are a top pick among survivalists and preppers. They are known for their dependability, efficiency, and user-friendly design. These filters can strip away harmful contaminants from virtually any water source, making them an invaluable tool in any survival scenario.

Berkey Water Filters: Your all-in-one solution for clean and healthy drinking water

Berkey Water Filters

Imagine a water filter system so advanced it doesn’t need electricity or water pressure to operate. Yes, Berkey water filter systems are powered by nothing but gravity, a testament to their simplicity and effectiveness. With Berkey’s gravity filtration, you’re not just filtering water; you’re harnessing the natural force of gravity to draw water through the Black Berkey purification elements, delivering water filtration systems that stand out in both performance and reliability, especially during power outages or in remote locations.

Built with high-grade stainless steel and designed to last, these Berkey water filtration systems are not just a purchase; they’re an investment in your health and peace of mind. The sleek design is more than just eye candy for your kitchen; it’s a promise of durability that ensures you have access to clean drinking water for years to come. Whether you’re an adventurer at heart or simply seeking a reliable source of purified water for your family, Berkey systems are equipped to meet your needs.

Elevate your water experience and protect your loved ones with Berkey Water Filters – a trusted name in achieving cleaner, healthier, and safer drinking water. With a proven track record of filtering out over 200 potential contaminants, the unrivaled performance of Berkey Water Filters keeps you refreshed with pure, revitalizing water – the way nature intended.

Our patented Black Berkey® Purification Elements stand as an industry leader, utilizing gravity to deliver exceptional water purification that outclasses many of its competitors. These ultra-effective filters can banish harmful elements from your water, including menacing viruses, pathogenic bacteria, toxic heavy metals, and even pharmaceutical residues, all while adhering to, if not exceeding, the NSF/ANSI Standard 53, vetted by State and EPA-approved laboratories.

But we're not just about subtracting the bad – we also add the good. Berkey Water Filters excel at preserving essential minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium, in your water, crafting a healthy and balanced beverage your body will thank you for. It's our promise of water that's not just safe to drink, but actively promotes your wellbeing.

With a set of 2 Black Berkey filters providing an astonishing lifespan of approximately 6,000 gallons, our system offers exceptional return on investment over time. Purchasing replacement filters ahead of time lets you store them away, guaranteeing a non-stop flow of pristine water.

The maintenance of a Berkey Water Filter is as clear and simple as the water it produces. Only requiring monthly cleaning of the chambers and biannual cleansing of the Black Berkey Elements, these minimal care steps keep your system delivering optimal hydration for many years to come.

Finally, as a testament to our unwavering confidence in our products, Berkey Water Filters provides a lifetime warranty on most of our range. Enjoy the tranquility that comes from knowing you've made a sound, long-lasting investment in your family's hydration and health.

As we wrap up our exploration of Berkey water filters, it’s clear that they offer more than just filtration; they deliver an entire experience. From their gravity-fed design and long-lasting filters to their versatile applications and commitment to quality, Berkey systems represent a pinnacle in water purification. Whether you’re seeking a reliable source of clean water for your family or an adaptable solution for your adventures, Berkey stands as a beacon of purity in the world of water filtration.

If there’s one thing to take away from our journey, it’s that the Berkey water filter experience is about empowering you with the choice of pure, healthful drinking water. With its blend of innovative technology, robust design, and exceptional service, Berkey ensures that every drop of water you drink is a testament to purity and taste. So here’s to making an informed decision and elevating your water experience with Berkey.


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