The versatile Big Berkey system is ideal for small to medium families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies.
All our Berkey systems come with one set of Black Berkey Elements and everything needed to be fully functional.
The Big Berkey water filter system can be expanded as it holds up to two sets of Black Berkey elements.
It is constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel and has a 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) and 4 ( 2 sets) Fluoride & Arsenic reduction filters in the lower chamber.
System includes 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, and 2 blocking plugs
When in use: Height 19.25″, Diameter: 8.5″, Weight: 7 lbs empty.
For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 1-4 people
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 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired
The flow rate is calculated with upper chamber full to top. The flow rate decreases as the water level declines.
Fully configured with 4 elements, this system can serve up to 85-170 people a day, during an emergency.