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Black Berkey® Purification Elements

The Black Berkey Elements are no longer available until further notice.

Please know that the Royal Berkey Systems are still in stock and ready to ship.

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Black Berkey® Purification Elements 

***This Item is not able to ship to California or Iowa*** *The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA
Black Berkey® Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. The Elements have a unique purification capability that is due to their unique structure. The micropores within the Black Berkey® Elements are so small that viruses and pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.

Many water filters on the market may claim to be a water purifier, but do not meet the performance specifications required for this classification. In order to be classified as a water purifier, a water treatment device must remove at least 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria and reduce viruses by 99.99%. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements can be classified as water purifiers because they remove 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria and 99.999% of viruses, which greatly exceeds the standard. The Black Berkey®Purification Elements formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53. 


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FAQ about Berkey Water Filters

What are Berkey Water Filters?

Berkey Water Filters are gravity-fed water filtration systems that use replaceable filters to remove impurities from drinking water.

What is the Black Berkey filter?

The Black Berkey filter is a type of water filter that is specifically designed to remove impurities from drinking water. It is the used filter in the Berkey Water Filtration Systems.

What does the Black Berkey filter remove?

The Black Berkey filter is capable of removing a wide range of impurities from drinking water, including bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, heavy metals, and other contaminants.

How long do Black Berkey filters last?

The lifespan of Black Berkey filters depends on usage and the quality of the water being filtered. On average, they can last for up to 3,000 gallons before needing to be replaced.

How many Black Berkey filters are in a set?

Each set of Black Berkey filters contains two filters.

What is the difference between the Black Berkey filter and the white ceramic filter?

The Black Berkey filter is a more advanced and effective filter than the white ceramic filter. It is capable of removing a wider range of impurities and has a longer lifespan.

Can Black Berkey filters be used with other brands of water filtration systems?

Yes, Black Berkey filters can be used with a variety of different gravity-fed water filtration systems.

Are Black Berkey filters easy to install?

Yes, Black Berkey filters are very easy to install. They simply need to be screwed onto the top of the water filtration system.

Are Black Berkey filters easy to clean?

Yes, Black Berkey filters are easy to clean. They can be cleaned with a soft brush and water.

How do I know when it's time to replace my Black Berkey filters?

You should replace your Black Berkey filters when you notice a significant decrease in water flow rate or when the water starts to taste or smell different.

Can I use the Black Berkey filter to filter saltwater?

No, the Black Berkey filter is not designed to filter saltwater.

Can the Black Berkey filter remove fluoride from water?

Yes, the Black Berkey filter is capable of removing fluoride from water for the first few hundred gallons. After that, the PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction elements are necessary.

Are Black Berkey filters made in the USA?

Yes, Black Berkey filters are made in the USA.

Are Black Berkey filters environmentally friendly?

Yes, Black Berkey filters are environmentally friendly. They can be reused and recycled, and they do not produce any wastewater.

Can Black Berkey filters be used to filter well water?

Yes, Black Berkey filters can be used to filter well water.

How often do I need to clean my Black Berkey filters?

You should clean your Black Berkey filters every six months or as needed, depending on usage and the quality of the water being filtered.

Can the Black Berkey filter remove chlorine from water?

Yes, the Black Berkey filter is capable of removing chlorine from water.

How do I store my Black Berkey filters when not in use?

You should store your Black Berkey filters in a cool, dry place when not in use.

Can Black Berkey filters be used for camping or outdoor activities?

Yes, Black Berkey filters are great for camping and other outdoor activities. They are portable and can be used anywhere.

Are Black Berkey filters a good investment?

Yes, Black Berkey filters are a good investment. They provide clean, safe drinking water and have a long lifespan, making them a cost-effective solution for water filtration.

Berkey Water Filter Extended Lifetime Warranty

Wild Oak Trail offers an exclusive Lifetime warranty for your Big Berkey Water Filter.

This covers your stainless steel chamber and lid, washers, nuts and spigot. This provides coverage over and above the general manufacturers warranty. For the first 6 months to 2 years depending on which product you purchase, the warranty will be handled via NMCL (makers of the Berkey). Once your initial warranty with Berkey ends, your Berkey container and parts excluding filters will be handled via Wild Oak Trail. This warranty is provided free of charge with your system purchase through www.WildOakTrail.com. Proof of purchase through Wild Oak Trail is required. 

This guarantee will be void in circumstances of misuse. It doesn’t cover items that have been damaged due to user abuse, mistreatment, salt water or air, lack of maintenance, lack of routine cleanings, or accidents (dropping etc.).

The customer will be responsible for processing charges and shipping.

The Berkey Earth Ceramic Filters and Black Berkey purification elements have a two year pro-rated manufacturer’s warranty which is calculated in six month intervals. The filters and purification elements are not covered under lifetime warranty.  For example, if you have used the filters for 8 months, 75% of the guarantee still applies so you can get a full replacement set for 25% off of the normal cost.

We will be glad to assist you with any of your Berkey Water Filter needs. Please contact us via email, chat or phone to discuss warranty claims, filter replacements, initial installation and routine maintenance.

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