The versatile Big Berkey system is the ideal system for couples or small families at home, travelling with a caravan or camping, any other outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.
The Big Berkey water purification system may be ordered with your choice of one discounted accessory. For a description of the various accessories see: Sightglass Spigot, PF-2 Fluoride/Arsenic Filters, Stainless Steel Spigot, Berkey Replacement Parts, Berkey Stand or Berkey Primer.
This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for everyday use, outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.
The Big Berkey assembles in minutes without tools, electricity, water pressure, or plumbing.
The Big Berkey is also easy to operate, clean, and maintain.
The Big Berkey system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury (See which contaminants are eliminated by the Black Berkey Filters). This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.
Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 33 cm. in height.
Each durable Black Berkey filter will last for up to 11,350 liters (22,700 liters per set of 2). At 38 liters per week, this is equivalent to 600 weeks. That's more than 11.5 years of clean water!
Configured with two Black Berkey water filters the system will purify up to 13.3 liters per hour. This system can be expanded to use four Black Berkey water filters and is then capable of purifying up to 26.5 liters per hour.*
*Flow rates are calculated with upper chamber full to top. The flow rate decreases as the water level declines. As it is impractical to keep the upper chamber completely full at all times, the flow rates are in practice less than the stated optimal rate.