Watch this informative video to learn which Berkey® filter will be right for your water purification needs.
Our Elements at a Glance
|Black Berkey®||Berkey Earth®(9″)|
|Maximum Lifespan Per Element||3,000 Gallons||6 Months/1,200 Gallons|
|Approx. Cost Per Gallon (Cents)||1.8||1.3|
|Element Composition||Proprietary Formula||Diatomaceous Earth|
|Price of Elements (Each)||$180.00 (sold as set of 2)||$50.00 (sold as a single)|
Choose Your Housing
Berkey® offers different sized stainless steel housing units and one Berkey Light® housing unit constructed of non-BPA co-polyester. Both Black Berkey® Purification Elements and Berkey Earth® DE Filter Elements are interchangeable. However, the Berkey Light® system is the only system that can currently be ordered with an option of using either type of element. When choosing a housing unit, please consider how many people you want to serve, how much space you have in the area where it will be used, and whether the system will be used for sustained or emergency use. Please keep in mind that the larger the housing unit, the less often it will need to be filled. A faster flow rate can be obtained by adding additional elements or filters.
Choose Your Element
Black Berkey® Purification Element
- The most powerful gravity-fed element in the Purification class
- Purification class: Nano-Filtration Technology. Tested to reduce contaminants to virus level, along with pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites.
- Chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, VOC’s, THM’s, heavy metals and much more are easily reduced to greater than 99.9%.
- Proprietary formulation comprised of several different media types, designed to exceed purification standards.
- Each element will purify up to 3,000 gallons of water before replacement is needed.
- Using 4 purifiers (in a Berkey Light sytem) can produce a flow rate of up to 168 gallons in 24 hours.
- Ideal for the consumer that is not price-sensitive and is looking for the most effective and powerful way to purify their water quickly.
- Available in 9” size.
Berkey Earth® DE Filter Element
- The most powerful gravity-fed element in the Filtration class.
- Filtration class: Micro-Filtration Technology. Tested to reduce contaminants to bacterial level.
- Chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, VOC’s, THM’s, heavy metals and more are easily reduced to 99.9%.
- Proprietary formula comprised of Diatomaceous Earth, granulated activated carbon and other media components, designed to exceed filtration standards.
- 7″ Ceramic Filters last approx. 800 gallons or 6 months, whichever comes first (per set of 2)
- 9″ Ceramic Filters last approx. 1200 galloons of 6 months, whichever comes first (per set of 2)
- Using 4 filters (in a Berkey Light system) can produce a flow rate of up to 36 gallons of water in 24 hours.
- Ideal for the price-conscious consumer to get started with a highly efficient filter system, at a more affordable price.
- Economical entry price affords those who would like to upgrade to the more powerful Black Berkey™ elements down the road, the ability to get an effective and economical system now and then upgrade later.
- Available in 7” and 9” sizes.