Big Berkey Water Filter System

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  • Big Berkey Water Filter System 

    Important note: We aren't legally allowed to ship this Berkey product to California or Iowa. You're welcome to complete your order with an alternate address outside of California or Iowa, if you wish. 

    Made for the Extreme, Enjoyed Every Day

    Berkey® Systems are powerful, freestanding water purifiers that sit on a countertop or stand. Simply pour water from virtually any source into the top chamber of the system, and dispense purified water easily from the lower chamber through a handy spigot. The systems are easy to use—no electricity, tools or plumbing needed. Enjoy clean, delicious purified water that retains the healthy minerals your body needs for an average of less than 2 cents per gallon.

    The Gold Standard in Gravity-Fed Water Purification

    Berkey® Systems equipped with Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove greater than 99.999% of viruses and greater than 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria, while also removing or dramatically reducing protozoa, trihalomethanes, inorganic minerals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, VOCs, petroleum products, perfluorinated chemicals, rust, silt, sediment and even radiologicals. Each pair of long-lasting Black Berkey® Purification Elements can treat up to 6,000 gallons (or about 5 years of typical use) before needing replacement. If desired, Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements may be installed on each Black Berkey® Purification Element.

    Benefits that Offer You Freedom

    • In control and confident – Take control of your tap water. Berkey® water purification systems address a broad universe of potential contaminants, giving you peace of mind.
    • Loving every sip – When your water tastes great, you drink more of it. Enjoy nourishing purified water that retains the beneficial minerals your body needs.
    • Ready for any adventure – Travel the world, hit the trail or relax at the lake. Portable and powerful Berkey® water purification systems reduce harmful contaminants from raw water sources like streams, lakes and ponds.
    • Prepared and empowered – Be ready for natural disasters and sudden emergencies. Berkey® water purification systems can purify raw, untreated water in situations where a potable source of water is not available.


    • Berkey® stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA.
    • Black Berkey® Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA. 

    Specifications for the Big Berkey® System with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements

    The 2.25 gallon Big Berkey® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, and is ideal for 1-4 people for everyday use.

    • Holds up to 2.25 gallons of purified water
    • Includes 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements standard
    • Expandable to 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements total
    • System is 8.5" in diameter x 19.25" in height
    • Shipping weight: approximately 9 lbs.
    • AISI 304 stainless steel construction

    Included in the box:

    • Upper and lower stainless steel chambers
    • 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements
    • 1 stainless steel lid, knob and screw
    • 1 spigot, rubber gasket to protect the base
    • 2 wing nuts, 2 washers
    • 1 priming button
    • 2 blocking plugs

      Max Filtration Flow Rate:

      • Configured with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Big Berkey water filter can purify up to 3.5 Gallons per hour.
      • Configured with 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Big Berkey water filter can purify up to 7 Gallons per hour.
      • Fluoride Removal: Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired.

      This powerful water filter purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for everyday use, outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

      The versatile Big Berkey Water Filter removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts, and parasites and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

      Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. This water filter has a storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters) and when in use it stands 19.25″ in height with a diameter of 8.5″. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13″ in height.

      Configured with two Black Berkey™ Purification Elements the system will purify up to 3 1/2 Gallons (13.3 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use four purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 7 Gallons (26.5 liters) per hour*.

      *Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to the top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines. 

      Big Berkey Water Filter Removes:

      The powerful Black Berkey™ purification elements also remove or reduce viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, heavy metals, foul tastes, and odors, yet they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs.

      • VIRUSES >99.999%
        • Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 4): MS2 Coliphage – Fr Coliphage

        • Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 6): Raoultella terrigena

      • TRIHALOMETHANES – Removed to >89.8% (Below Lab Detectable Limits):
        • Bromodichloromethane
        • Bromoform
        • Chloroform
        • Dibromochloromethane

          • Removed to below Lab Detectable Limits: Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine)

        • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) removed to below Lab detectable limits
          • Alachlor
          • 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
          • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (TCA)
          • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
          • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
          • 1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane
          • 1,1-Dichloroethane (1,1-DCA)
          • 1,1-Dichloroethylene (1,1-DCE)
          • 1,1-Dichloropropene
          • 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
          • 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
          • 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
          • 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
          • 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
          • 1,2-Dibromoethane
          • 1,2-Dichloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethane (CFC 123a)
          • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
          • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene-d4
          • 1,2-Dichloroethane
          • 1,2-Dichloropropane
          • 1,2-Dichloroethane
          • 1,2-Dichloropropane
          • 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
          • 1,3-Dichlorobenzene
          • 1,3-Dichloropropene
          • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
          • 2,2-Dichloropropane
          • 2,4,5-T
          • 2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
          • 2,4-D
          • 2,4-DB
          • 2-Butanone (MEK)
          • 2-Chlorotoluene
          • 2-Hexanone
          • 2-Methyl-2-propanol
          • 3,5-Dichlorobenzoic Acid
          • 3-Hydroxycarbofuran
          • 4-Bromofluorobenzene
          • 4-Chlorotoluene
          • 4-Isopropyltoluene
          • 4-Methyl-2-pentanone
          • 4-Nitrophenol
          • 5-Hydroxydicamba
          • Acetone
          • Acifluorfen
          • Alachlor
          • Aldicarb
          • Aldicarb Sulfone
          • Aldicarb Sulfoxide
          • Aldrin
          • alpha-Chlorodane
          • Ametryn
          • Aroclor (1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, 1260)
          • Atraton
          • Atrazine
          • Baygon
          • Bentazon
          • Benzene
          • Bromacil
          • Bromoacetic Acid
          • Bromobenzene
          • Bromochloromethane
          • Bromodichloromethane
          • Bromomethane
          • Bromoform
          • Butachlor
          • Butylate
          • Carbaryl
          • Carbofuran
          • Carbon Tetrachloride
          • Carboxin
          • Chloramben
          • Chlordane
          • Chloroacetic Acid
          • Chlorobenzene
          • Chloroethane
          • Chloroform
          • Chloromethane
          • Chlorpropham
          • cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene
          • cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
          • cis-Nonachlor
          • Cycloate
          • Dacthal Acid
          • Dalapon
          • Diazinona
          • Dibromoacetic Acid
          • Dibromochloropropane (DBCP)
          • Diazinona
          • Dibromomethane
          • Dicamba
          • Dichloroacetic Acid
          • Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC 12)
          • Dichloromethane
          • Dichlorvos
          • Diclorprop
          • Dieldrin
          • Dinoseb
          • Diphenamid
          • Disulfoton
          • Disulfoton Sulfone
          • Disulfoton Sulfoxidea
          • Endrin
          • EPTC
          • Ethoprop
          • Ethylbenzene
          • Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
          • Fenamiphos
          • Fenarimol
          • Fluorobenzene
          • Fluridone
          • gamma-Chlorodane
          • Glyphosate
          • Halo acidic Acids (HAA5)
          • Heptachlor
          • Heptachlor Epoxide
          • Hexachlorobenzene
          • Hexachlorobutadiene (CCC)
          • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
          • Hexazinone
          • Isopropylbenzene (Cumene)
          • Lindane (Gamma-BHC)
          • Merphos
          • Methiocarb
          • Methomyl
          • Methoxychlor
          • Methyl Paraoxon
          • Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
          • Metolachlor
          • Metribuzin
          • Mevinphos
          • MGK 264
          • Molinate
          • Monochlorobenzene
          • m-Xylenes
          • Naphthalene
          • Napropamide
          • n-Butylbenzene
          • Norflurazon
          • n-Propylbenzene
          • Oxamyl
          • o-Xylene
          • Pebulate
          • Pentachlorophenol
          • Picloram
          • Prometon
          • Prometryn
          • Pronamidea
          • Propazine
          • p-Xylenes
          • sec-Butylbenzene
          • Simazine
          • Simetryn
          • Stirofos
          • Styrene
          • Tebuthiuron
          • Terbacil
          • Terbufos
          • Terbutryn
          • tert
          • -Butylbenzene
          • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
          • Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
          • Thiobencarb
          • Toluene
          • Toxaphene
          • trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene
          • trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
          • trans-Nonachlor
          • Triademefon
          • Tribromoacetic Acid
          • Trichloroacetic Acid
          • Trichloroethene (TCE)
          • Trichloroethylene
          • Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC 11)
          • Tricyclazole
          • Vernolate
          • Vinyl Chloride

          • HEAVY METALS:
            • Aluminum (>75%)
            • Antimony (>97.5%)
            • Barium (>80%)
            • Cadmium (>99.5%)
            • Cobalt (>95%)
            • Chromium (>95%)
            • Chromium 6 (>99.85%)
            • Copper (>95%)
            • Lead (>97.5%)
            • Mercury (>98%)
            • Molybdenum (>90%)
            • Nickel (>95%)
            • Vanadium (>87.5%)

            • Arsenic (>99%)
            • MBAS (>96.67%)
            • Nitrites (>95%)
            • Selenium (>97.5%)
            • Thallium (>99.5%)
            • Rust, Silt, Sediment, Turbidity, Foul Taste, and Odors 

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          Typical shipping requires 2-10 days. 


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          ONLY unused or unopened boxes may be returned within 30 days from delivery date. Such returns are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee.

          Used or opened boxes are NOT returnable under Berkey’s Dealer policy.

          To initiate your return/ refund, you must first contact to request an RMA (return merchandise authorization) number. The return shipping cost is to be paid by you, the customer.  After receiving your return and inspecting it, Extreme Wellness Supply will issue the refund.


        Big Berkey Water Filter System Reviews

        Customer Reviews

        Based on 5 reviews
        Matt D.
        So far so good

        I got it on time ,all pieces are there ,my water is being filtered….,

        Deidrea F.
        Big Berkey

        I’m very happy with my Berkey water filter system. It gives me peace of mind to know that water my family & I are consuming is free from chlorine and other potential contaminants. Looking forward to the fluoride filters being restocked!

        Gary T.
        Water? It'sssss GREAT.

        I have an osmosis water system, that have been used for years, but the taste of the Berky water filter, puts that to shame.

        Carol L.

        Love the Berkey did buy a different spigot water tastes great and extreme wellness has a very nice lady to help if you need it

        Loving our Big Berkey!

        We love our Berkey water filters so much that we've bought one for each extended family household - and everyone who receives them from us loves them too. It's wonderful to have a non-electric gravity-fed filter to purify our water ongoing. We're lifetime Berkey fans. Great service from Extreme Wellness Supply too!