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Product Description

Berkey Water Filter Systems are founded upon the Super Sterasyl Ceramic technology developed by Royal Doulton China and used by the British military. That filter was heavily used not just by the military, but also by relief organizations and missionaries stationed in regions lacking clean water. Later, these filters evolved into the classic black Berkey filters used today.

A great advantage of Berkey water systems over their competitors is the 6,000 gallon life of their filters. At 10 gallons a day, that’s more than a 10 year expected useful life. Another advantage is  their construction: 100% stainless steel. The water never touches plastic or other materials (besides the filter cartridge) that may react with and leach into the water.

Here are some of other outstanding features of Berkey water systems:

  • Bacteria is filtered to a 99.99999% level and viruses to a 99.9999% level.
  • Lead, MTBE’s, and other heavy metals are removed up to 95%.
  • Can get an optional fluoride filter.
  • Removes chlorine.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Filters are long lasting (3,000 gal/black berkey filter).
  • Ease of assembly.
  • No plumbing hookups necessary.
  • Handsome looking.
  • Economize counter space (about the same footprint as the average coffee maker)
  • Convenience – filtered water in your own home. No bottles to transport.
  • Priced right.
  • In emergencies allows use of non-public water (stream, lake, etc.)

Additionally, a special filter can be ordered that removes fluoride and arsenic up to 95%.

Which Berkey is right for you?

The Green Store stocks the Travel Berkey (rated for households of 1 to 3 persons) and the Big Berkey (rated for households of 1 to 4 persons). Other models can be special ordered. As with most of the products we sell, we went to our computer and made sure our price matched or was below the lowest e-tailer’s pricing.

The following chart can help you select the right Berkey for your househhold.

 

Model

Suggested
# of People

Capacity

Max Number
of Filter Elements

Flow Rate
(gallons/hr)

Travel Berkey

1-3

1.5/gallon

2

2.75

Big Berkey

1-4

2.25/gallon

4

7

Berkey Light

2-5

2.75/gallon

4

7.5

Royal Berkey

2-6

3.25/gallon

4

8

Imperial Berkey

4-8+

4.56/gallon

6

16.5

Crown Berkey

6-12

6/gallon

8

26

 

For more information on Berkey water purifiers, please follow this link:  www.berkeywater.com

 

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