Why Berkey?

Top 10 Reasons to Select a Berkey® System

  1. Black Berkey® element testing goes further. Don’t settle for one test, one sample.

  2. Berkey® systems are made for the extreme, capable of purifying raw, untreated sources.

  3. Black Berkey® Purification Element tests reveal effectiveness over time.

  4. You can rely on the calculated lifespan of Black Berkey® elements.

  5. A pair of Black Berkey® Purification Elements last up to 6,000 gallons.

  6. Berkey® Systems shares the truth about fluoride reduction.

  7. Priming Berkey® elements is a pro in the real world.

  8. Berkey® systems come in seven sizes, with the largest holding 6 gallons.

  9. Berkey® systems are efficient, and most can be expanded to produce more water, faster.

  10. A pair of Black Berkey® Purification Elements average 2 cents per gallon of purified water.

What else does Berkey Do?

Berkey Earth® Elements are classified as water filters because they are tested to reduce contaminants to a bacterial level. Based on Micro-Filtration Technology, they are the most powerful gravity-fed element in the filtration class. They reduce chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, VOC’s, THM’s, heavy metals and more to 99.9%. They are ideal for the price-conscious consumer to get started with a highly effective filter system at a more affordable price.

Black Berkey® Purification Elements are classified as water purifiers because they reduce or remove up to 99.999% (or Log 6) of pathogenic bacteria and up to 99.999% of viruses, which exceeds the standard for purification. They can purify raw untreated water, removing or greatly reducing volatile organic compounds, trihalomethanes, chemicals, herbicides and inorganic minerals. They also remove or greatly reduce contaminants like viruses, bacteria, pesticides, PFCs, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals like lead and even radiologicals.

Testing of Berkey Elements:

Berkey® Element Testing Goes Further

Review the Black Berkey ® Purification Element Laboratory Lead Water Test Results tables below. You will see multiple samples at increasing volumes were taken.

Black Berkey® Purification Element Laboratory Lead Water Test Results - ©2016

Why this matters:

  • You need to know the rate of “% Reduction” drop-off to determine the lifespan of the element.

  • Multiple readings tell you what effectiveness looks like over time for various contaminants.

  • Higher volumes in lab tests give you a more accurate picture of performance.

Berkey ® systems used several different independent labs, took multiple samples and performed Extreme Testing for Lead and PFC’s in order to review the effectiveness of our Black Berkey® Purification Elements. Test results are readily available to interested customers. In addition, a non-contracted third-party lab further confirmed the heavy metal reduction of the Black Berkey® Purification Elements.

Berkey® Systems Fit Your Needs

Berkey® systems are available in seven different sizes, from a 1 quart system to a 6 gallon system. Visit our "Find your Berkey System" page to determine what might work best for your family or group.


Make your choice with confidence, based on detailed, high-quality information.

Berkey ® Systems are the top choice for everyone who is considering a gravity-fed system. We hope that demonstrating how to evaluate major performance factors assists you in making a great decision.


Powerful- Berkey® purifiers remove a broad universe of contaminants, from toxic chemicals and minerals to pathogenic bacteria and virus, while leaving in the healthy minerals your body needs.

Efficient- Berkey® purifiers are the fastest-producing gravity fed water purification systems on the market, purifying water up to eight times faster that other available systems.

Convenient- The purification elements may be cleaned, eliminating frequent replacements.

Effortless- The design replaces slow and exhausting manual pumps with the natural force of gravity. At the same time the system remains simple to use, making it a breeze; whether in the kitchen or deep in the Rocky Mountains.

Portable- Berkey® purifiers travel easily and function without electricity or water pressure.

Durable- Constructed of highly-polished surgical grade AISI 304 stainless steel, the housing is built to last.

Economical- Two Black Berkey® Purification Elements, which come standard with most systems, average 2 cents per gallon of purified water, and last up to 6,000 gallons, or approximately 5-8 years with typical use.

Proven- Used by individuals, missionaries, and relief organizations worldwide, Berkey® systems have truly stood the test of time.

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