The Budget Big Berkey system comes standard with 2 or 4 Berkey Earth filters. This version of the Big Berkey was developed for our price conscious customers who have always wanted a Berkey, but may have found a Big Berkey too expensive with the standard Black Berkey water filters. After 3 years of design and testing to develop the Berkey Earth water filter we consider them to be the best ceramic filters on the market today. The Budget Big Berkey offers high quality filtration at a lower price, there's no need to purchase lower costing Berkey knock-off brands any longer. The Budget Big Berkey 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.
Berkey Earth Filters compared with Black Berkey Filters
The Budget Big Berkey water filter system may be ordered with your choice of one discounted Berkey accessory. For a description of the Budget Berkey accessories see: Sightglass Spigot and Berkey Stand.
The Budget Big Berkey water filter will purify your home’s treated tap water as well as untreated water from such sources as lakes, brooks, ponds and water sources in foreign countries, where the local water supply may be compromised or regulations may not be adhered to. The Budget Big Berkey is the ideal water filter for all outside activities and is definitely a must in inhospitable environments where electricity or clean drinking water may not be at hand.
The Budget Big Berkey assembles in minutes with no need for tools, electricity, water pressure, or plumbing.
The Budget Big Berkey is also easy to operate, clean, and maintain.
The Budget Big Berkey water filter system eliminates pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely as well as removing toxic chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and all manner of VOCs, organic solvents and trihalomethanes. In independent testing the Berkey Earth water filters have also been found to reduce toxic heavy metals such as: lead, mercury and aluminum (For complete lab test results see Envirotek Lab Test Results). Besides this the Berkey Earth water filters leaves undisturbed and intact the beneficial minerals your body requires.
The Budget Big Berkey is manufactured from highly polished 304 stainless steel and the water filter system comes standard with two Berkey Earth filters. The upper chamber can be fit within the lower chamber and measures only 33 cm. in height for easy transport.
A set of 2 Berkey Earth water filters can last for up to 22,700 liters or 6 years whichever comes first.
The Budget Big Berkey can be set up with either the 18cm or 23cm Berkey Earth water filters. The only significant difference between the 18cm Berkey Earth water filter and the 23cm size is flow rate. A Budget Big Berkey configured with four 18cm Berkey Earth water filters will filter up to 3 liters per hour or 72 liters per day, configured with four 23cm Berkey Earth water filters the system will filter up to 5.6 liters per hour or 136 liters per day.*
*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.