✔ The Berkey® system is a completely autonomous water purifier. It works without electricity and does not need to be connected to the water network. Simply fill it up, wait a few dozen minutes and drink pure, healthy water. At home, on the move or in an emergency situation, it is the guarantee of always having clean drinking water.
✔ It is effective against hundreds of harmful substances, which are increasingly common in tap water. Black Berkey® filter elements are effective against pesticides, bacteria, viruses, drug residues, heavy metals and many other molecules. It's proven! See the test results.
✔ It is economical with an unbeatable cost of less than 1 cent per litre of filtered water. One pair of Black Berkey® filters is designed to filter 22,700 litres of water, which is almost 10 years of use if you consider that it is used by a family of 4 people, each consuming an average of 1.5 litres of water per day.
✔ The Berkey® range consists of 8 models, from 0.95 L to 22.7 L, so that everyone can find the system that suits them best. Whether you are a single person or have a large family, whether you use it at home or on the road, there is always a Berkey® for you. Find out which model is best suited to your needs in this guide.
✔ Maintenance of a Berkey® water filter is easy. Occasional cleaning of the tanks and scrubbing of the filters is all that is needed to effectively filter water for years. Read our maintenance and care guide for more information.
✔ The unique patented Black Berkey® filters filter the water while retaining the minerals.
✔ Berkey® purification systems are not just water filters. They are classified as water purifiers. If an exceptional situation requires it or if you do not have access to drinking water, it can filter water from rain, well, spring or any other source. Many survivalists, NGOs and some armies use it to make water drinkable in emergency situations.
✔ The Berkey® system has proven itself over the years with more than one million users worldwide.
✔ In addition to being powerful, simple, autonomous and efficient, it is an object with a unique design that will fit perfectly into your home.
✔ A carafe filter or reverse osmosis system requires frequent replacement of consumables to maintain its efficiency and is ultimately much more expensive, even though the initial investment may seem lower. A Berkey® system pays for itself in about 4 months. It's a unique device, and you'll wonder how you ever did without it!
(*): With a capacity of 22700 litres, for a family of 4 people consuming 1.5 litres of water per day per person, the lifespan is 22700 / 1.5 x 4 / 365 or approximately 10 years.
(**): takes into account the cost of filters and the cost of tap water treatment, see details here.
(***): calculated from the cost per litre for a family of 4 people consuming 1.5 litres of water per day per person.
Water Filters Lab, an independent American organization, compared the most popular gravity filtration systems on the market, and the results are clear. Berkey® filters are by far the most efficient.
These tests prove that some equipment, such as filter carafes, are not only ineffective but also dangerous and load the filtered water with aluminium.