All About Big Berkey

Big Berkey Water Filter System

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  • The Big Berkey® System comes with 2 or 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements
  • The versatile Big Berkey® system is ideal for small to medium families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters)
  • Upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13″ or 33cm in height
  • Maximum Filters: 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (in upper chamber) 
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers, 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, 1 stainless steel lid,1 spigot, rubber gasket to protect the base, 2 wingnuts, 2 washers, and 1 priming button
  • Height when in use: 19.25″ or 49cm
  • Diameter: 8.5″ 21.5cm
  • Weight: 8 lbs empty 3.62kg




Berkey Systems are a mobile gravity fed water filter purification systems, they will fully integrate to any room in the office or home.  Simply place on counter top away from sink area or use with their own matching stainless steel stands.   Berkey are created to take water from virtually any source in extreme emergency, once disinfected the water is fed via the Berkey filter system and restores the water quality without loosing the rich mineral content.  The water passes from the top chamber through the Black Berkey charcoal filters to provide safe great tasting water.  They do not require any plumbing or electricity and the black Berkey filters can last up to 10 years or 11000 Litres each.  A Berkey system pays back the initial cost year on year saving the budget conscious bottle water shopper hundreds a year.


The Gold Standard in Gravity-Fed Water Purification

Berkey Systems come with at least 2 Berkey Purification Elements.  Eliminating greater than 99.99% of viruses and also heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, VOC’s, petroleum products, perfluorinated chemicals, rust silt, sediment.  Dramatically reducing protozoa, trihalomethanes, inorganic minerals,  With a life span of up to 11,000 Litres.  The Black Berkey Purification Elements are used in conjunction with PF2’s fluoride and arsenic reduction filters for mains tap water.  

Additional filters for the Big Berkey –  PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters

The Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements adsorb the following unwanted elements found in drinking water:

    • Fluoride: Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Fluorosilicate, Fluorosilicic Acid (aka Hydrofluorosilic Acid)
    • Arsenic: V and pre-oxidized Arsenic III
    • Other residual heavy metal ions
  • Set of 2 Berkey PF-2™ Elements need replacement after 1000 gallons or 3785 Litres of use
  • The Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements are covered under a six month warranty

PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters are made and assembled in the USA