Water Filters: Big Berkey: 2.25 Gallons

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We all know that clean drinking water is a part of the foundation to good physical health. Nothing can substitute for that.

Today, obtaining this wholesome drinking water may be harder than one might expect. Water may contain chlorine, lead, high levels of harmful bacteria, and other unwanted contaminants. Sometimes, these contaminants produce unpleasant tastes and odors, but often, they are undetectable by our senses. Even bottled water can contain these same contaminants, and can be expensive.

The British Berkefeld Water Filtration Systems are the ultimate in water filtration. They're used world-wide for over 150 years to provide virtually the most delicious, sparkling clean water possible. This system is the most advanced passive water filter available. It removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts, chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, foul tastes and odors, and reduces heavy metals without removing the healthful and nutritional minerals your body needs!

Other filtration systems are inferior. Most do not remove pathogenic bacteria and many remove beneficial minerals from the water as well. In addition, the Big Berkey is powerful enough to filter raw, untreated water from sources like lakes, streams, rivers and ponds.

Contaminants are captured on and within the micro-porous filtering element and are separated from the water. Each durable and efficient self-sterilizing element can be cleaned with a toothbrush or scrub pad and will last for 6,000 gallons.

Its stainless steel construction and easy to assemble design has made it the choice of thousands, including missionaries, campers, home owners, emergency agencies and the preparedness community.

The chambers and base join together so it is convenient to transport even while it is filtering water. Each unit holds 2.25 gallons and filters at the rate of 3.5 gallons per hour.

It comes packaged with two Black Berkey purifying elements and sets up in minutes. Simply screw in the filtering elements and spigot, snap the chambers and base together and you are ready to filter! These filters work by gravity, so electricity is not involved.

For those of you who only have city water available, this filter is a great way to get rid of the excess chemicals and dead bacteria found in your water as a result of the chemicals.

Those with access to well or spring water will find it filters out all the excess minerals that give the water an odor and/or funny taste.

We have also known missionaries over the years that have used these water filters overseas with great success. Many have given it raving reviews. No matter where you live, this will guarantee you pure, drinking water at any time.


  • Filters a full canister overnight. Adding more Berkey filtering elements will expedite the process*
  • Holds 2.25 Gallons (8.5 liters)
  • Includes 2 Black Berkey purifying elements
  • 19.25" Tall and 8.5" in diameter. When taken apart for transport it is only 13" tall
  • Free shipping

*Due to high levels of contaminants in water today and a finer matrix in the Black Berkey® purification elements, New Millennium Concepts Ltd. advises that one should expect a 3-6 hour period to empty a full chamber

Sales of any Berkey products to the states of California and Iowa have been suspended. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Customer Reviews

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Big family use
by Donna on Apr 5, 2014

I've always been very concerned about 'drinking water', and have had either an R.O. (Reverse osmosis), or lugged heavy 5 gallon bottles up onto the portable water device. When I finally purchased the Black Berkey, what a relief!! Not only is easy to just pour the tap water in, but I know I'm getting good, pure water, and it tastes good, too! My family of 6 love the convenience, too!

by Alison Mohr on Mar 17, 2014

Can you please tell me why this isn't available in Iowa? It makes me want one even more!

    Re: Iowa
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 26, 2014

    Unfortunately I looked at the Berkey website and they didn't have anything to say as to we can't ship to Iowa. I know California hasn't done all the testing that they want done it as of yet but I'm not sure about Iowa. Sorry!

Cured My Fibromyalgia!
by Linda Maple on Mar 14, 2014

I love my big Berkey! Put on the post reduction elements to take out the fluoride and 3 months later my fibromyalgia was gone. Love love love my Big Berkey!!!!! I want the world to know what it did for me.

filter quality
by Sara on Jan 29, 2014

Hi, I was wondering if the filter quality is the same between the big/royal/crown/imperial? The royal and crown mention a few more things in what it filters out, so I just wanted to be sure before I order. And also you mention free shipping, I am assuming that's to the states only, and not to Canada? Thankyou

    Re: filter quality
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 31, 2014

    The filters are all the same on any of the Berkeys! The free shipping is restricted to the states. Thanks!

My favorite
by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2012

The Big Berkey is the best for those who have a large family to care for. And it is the healthy option♫~Thanks for carrying it Bulk Herb!!!

So simple!
by Sharon on Jan 28, 2011

Hey, y'all,

Thank you so much for introducing the Berkey water filters! We have tried several different types of filters, but Berkey's the best of all! It's so simple! The filter works without electricity or complicated set up, no frequent filter changes & the water tastes GREAT! Your customer service is tops as well!

Keep up the good work.

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