Big Berkey System
The Most Popular Water Filter
All Berkey water filter systems are designed to provide purified drinking water for a certain amount of people. The Big Berkey water filter, in particular, was designed to fit the needs of the average size family.
The Big Berkey is suited to produce enough water for between four and sixteen people. Large enough to provide ample water and still compact enough to fit in areas that bigger units would not. Ideally suited for home use and families or small groups. This adaptable filter comes complete including instructions and everything you need to start purifying your drinking water within minutes of assembly.
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The versatile Big Berkey® System is ideal for small to medium families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies.
- The Big Berkey® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, but can be expanded up to 4 elements
- Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel
- Storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters)
- Upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13" in height
- Maximum Filters: 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (in upper chamber)
- Height when in use: 19.25"
- Diameter: 8.5"
- Weight: 7 lbs empty
- For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 1-4 people
- Fully configured, this system can serve up to 85-170 people a day, during an emergency
- Maximum Filtration Flow Rate:
- Configured with two Black Berkey® Purification Elements, the Big Berkey® System can produce up to 3.5 gallons (13.3 liters) per hour
- Configured with four Black Berkey® Purification Elements, the Big Berkey® System can produce up to 7.0 gallons (26.5 liters) per hour
- Up to 4 Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired
- Upper and Lower Stainless Steel Chambers
- 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (expandable up to 4)
- 1 Stainless Steel Lid
- 1 Spigot
- Rubber Gasket to Protect the Base
- 2 Wingnuts
- 2 Washers
- 1 Priming Button
- 2 Blocking Plugs
Purified Water on the Go
Berkey is superior to many other water filter systems and bottles because it provides an on-the-go microfiltration system that qualifies as purification system — without using harsh chemicals. This means that it filters 99.9% of bacteria and viruses as well as other contaminants like lead. These filters have been tested in independent EPA-approved laboratories with amazing results and have set a new standard for the water filter industry.