The Berkey manufacturer has filed a lawsuit against the EPA seeking to stop it's unjustified persecution of Berkey Water Filters based on the EPA’s decision this year to treat Berkey Water Filters as though they are pesticides, rather than water filters. The EPA has already ordered the closure of Berkey's largest warehouse. Please see our blog post for the details.

Imperial Berkey Water Filter


Includes 2, 4 or 6 Black Berkey Filters
Suitable for: 4-8+ people
Capacity: 17 liters
Height: 25.75 in. / 65.4 cm.
Diameter: 25.4 cm.

Flow Rate: 2 Filters 20.8 l./hr*
Flow Rate: 4 Filters 41.5 l./hr*
Flow Rate: 6 Filters 62.5 l./hr*

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The versatile Imperial Berkey system is the ideal system for large families, small to medium sized groups, at home, churches, hospitals, orphanages, for outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.

The Imperial Berkey water purification system may be ordered with your choice of one discounted accessory. For a description of the various accessories see: Sightglass SpigotPF-2 Fluoride/Arsenic FiltersStainless Steel SpigotBerkey Replacement PartsBerkey 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 outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The Imperial Berkey assembles in minutes without tools, electricity, water pressure, or plumbing.

The Imperial Berkey is also easy to operate, clean, and maintain.

The Imperial 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 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 38.7 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 purification elements the system will purify up to 20.8 liters per hour. This system can be expanded to use six Black Berkey purification elements and is then capable of purifying up to 62.5 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.