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Berkey Water Filter Buyer's Guide

FAMILY SIZE WE RECOMMEND
1 person The Travel Berkey – 1.5 gallons
2-3 persons The Big Berkey  - 2.25 gallons
4-5 persons The Royal Berkey -  3.25 gallons
6-8 persons The Imperial Berkey – 4.5 gallons
8 and up The Crown Berkey – 6 gallons
On the Road The Travel Berkey – 1.5 gallons
Outdoor Recreation The Berkey Light – 2.75 gallons
Commercial Uses The Crown Berkey – 6 gallons

For Missionaries, NGO's, and Orphanages, etc we recommend the Crown Berkey Water Filter System.


WHY YOU NEED A BERKEY

If you use unfiltered tap water from the city or private well
Your Goal: Make my unfiltered tap water safe and fresh tasting.

There are lots of reasons to question the quality of your tap water:

  • 21,000 violations of EPA regulations by municipal water providers.
  • Evidence shows that Chlorine, one of the chemicals used by most municipalities to purify your water, is harmful to our health.

I have a whole house, under sink or countertop water filter
Your Goal: Create an extra line of defense for my whole house filter

There are many types of whole-house, under sink or countertop filters, each with pluses and minuses.
  • The plus with a whole house filter is that filtered water comes from every tap (Under sink and countertop units only work where they are installed)
  • The minuses to all three of the above:
    • They must be maintained according to the manufacturers recommendations to be effective
    • They are contaminant specific and may leave you at risk
    • Some units are expensive to buy and maintain
    • They are energy dependant and will not work if the power is out (no water pressure or no electricity for: UV bulb, Heater for a distiller, Pump for an RO unit.


    BERKEY WATER FILTER BUYING GUIDELINES FOR YOUR HOME

    1 PERSON - DRINKING AND COOKING

    Our Recommendations is Travel Berkey Water Filter With Two Filter Elements

    • Reduces to a compact 8 X 12 inches
    • Stands 18” high when in use and is 8” in diameter
    • Can store 1.5 gallons of purified water in the lower chamber
    • Has a flow rate of about 2.75 gallons per hour
    • Can filter up to 60 gallons per day if the upper chamber is kept full
    • Can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water (no other filter comes close)

    The Travel Berkey with 2 Black Berkey Elements


    2 TO 3 PERSONS

    Our Recommendation is the Big Berkey Water Filter with Two Black Berkey Filter Elements

    • Reduces to a compact 8 X 13 inches
    • Stands 19.5” high when in use and is 8” in diameter
    • Can store 2.25 gallons of purified water in the lower chamber
    • Comes with two Black Berkey filter elements
    • Flow rate of about 4 gallons per hour (60 gallons per day) with two filter elements
    • Can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water (no other filter comes close)

    Expand the Big Berkey with Four Filter Elements
    • Increases the flow rate to 8 gallons per hour (120 gallons per day)
    • Now can filter up to 12,000 gallons of tap water with four filter elements

    The Big Berkey with 2 Black Berkey Elements
    The Big Berkey with 4 filter elements.


    3 TO 5 PERSONS

    Our Recommendation is the Royal Berkey Water Filter with Two Filter Elements

    • Reduces to a compact 8 X 13 inches
    • Stands 19.5” high when in use and is 8” in diameter
    • Can store 3.25 gallons of purified water in the lower chamber
    • Comes with two Black Berkey filter elements
    • Flow rate of about 4 gallons per hour (60 gallons per day) with two Black Berkey Filters.
    • Can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water (no other filter comes close)

    Expand the Royal Berkey with Four Filter Elements
    • Increases the flow rate to 8 gallons per hour (120 gallons per day)
    • Now can filter up to 12,000 gallons of tap water with four Black Berkey Filters.

    The Royal Berkey with 2 Black Berkey Filters.
    The Royal Berkey with four Black Berkey Filters


    5 TO 8 PERSONS

    Our Recommendation is The Imperial Berkey Water Filter with Two Filter Elements

    • Reduces to a compact 10 X 17 inches for storage or transport
    • Stands 25” high when in use
    • Can store 4.5 gallons of purified water in the lower chamber
    • Flow rate of about 5.5 gallons per hour (125 gallons per day) with two filter elements
    • Can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water (no other filter comes close)

    Expand the Imperial Berkey with Four Filter Elements
    • Increases the flow rate to 8 gallons per hour (120 gallons per day)
    • Now can filter up to 12,000 gallons of tap water with four filter elements

    Expand the Imperial Berkey even more with Six Filter Elements
    • Increases the flow rate to 17 gallons per hour (400 gallons per day) Enough to meet the water needs of up to 200 people
    • Now can filter up to 18,000 gallons of tap water with six filter elements

    The Imperial Berkey with two Black Berkey Filters.
    The Imperial Berkey with four Black Berkey Filters.
    The Imperial Berkey with six Black Berkey Filters.

    • Benefit –Makes it flexible enough to use for small commercial applications such as churches, orphanages and social functions as well as in your home.
    • Benefit – is adequate to meet the drinking water needs of a small to medium-sized group of persons in an emergency.


    COMMERCIAL APPLICATION

    For Social Events, Restaurants, Emergency Management Planners, Your Worksite, Construction Site, Factory, Warehouse, For Scouting Groups, Church Groups, Mission Stations, Camps, Orphanages, Military Sites, Dormitories, etc we recommend the Crown Berkey - the list goes on…
    Our recommendation is the Crown Berkey Water Filter with Two Filter Elements

    • Reduces to a compact 11 X 20 inches for storage or transport
    • Stands 30” high when in use
    • Can store 6 gallons of purified water in the lower chamber
    • Flow rate of about 6.5 gallons per hour (125 gallons per day) with two filter elements
    • Can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water (no other filter comes close)

    Expand the Crown Berkey with Four Black Berkey Filters
    • Increases the flow rate to 8 gallons per hour (120 gallons per day)
    • Now can filter up to 12,000 gallons of tap water with four filter elements

    Expand the Crown Berkey even more with Six Filter Elements
    • Increases the flow rate to 17 gallons per hour (400 gallons per day) Enough to meet the water needs of up to 200 people
    • Now can filter up to 18,000 gallons of tap water with four Black Berkey Filters

    The Crown Berkey with 2 Black Berkey Filters.
    The Crown Berkey with 4 Black Berkey filters
    The Crown Berkey with 6 Black Berkey filters
    The Crown Berkey with 8 Black Berkey filters


    TRAVELING

    You are at Risk When You Travel

    • Travelers diarrhea affects 20 to 50% percent of all travelers. Traveling to CDC declared “high risk” countries such as Mexico brings with it an 80% chance of getting Travelers Diarrhea.
    • Drinking contaminated water while traveling can be more than an inconvenience, it can be deadly. In the US alone, approximately 1200 people die annually from water-borne disease.
    • If you love outdoor recreation you want to stay hydrated without risking illness as a result of contaminated water

    Two good choices for use while traveling

    1. The Clearbrook Water Filter Bottle is ideal companion for shorter trips where its convenient size and light weight are important.
    Features
    :

    • Small hand held size – 24oz
    • Light weight – 5.5 oz empty
    • 99.9% contamination reduction
    • Inexpensive - (check out our Special offers)
    • Long-lasting – 640 refills using municipal or clear water 160 refills using turbid water
    • Durable
    • Simply Squeeze and drink - no pumping
    • I year manufacturers warrantee

    The Portable Water Filter Bottle - NOW ON SALE

    2. The Travel Berkey is ideal companion when size and weight are less important, such as with longer trips or with larger groups – great for RV’ers

    • Reduces to a compact 8 X 12 inches
    • Stands 18” high when in use and is 8” in diameter
    • Can store 1.5 gallons of purified water in the lower chamber
    • Has a flow rate of about 2.75 gallons per hour
    • Can filter up to 60 gallons per day if the upper chamber is kept full
    • Can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water (no other filter comes close)

    The Travel Berkey with 2 Black Berkey Filters


    OUTDOOR RECREATION

    Fishing, hunting, backpacking, camping, extreme sports, ATV’ing, where ever you and Mother Nature meet we recommend
    The Berkey Light Water Filter with Two Filter Elements

    • Stands 26.5 ” high and is 9” in diameter
    • Can store 2.75 gallons of purified water in the lower chamber
    • Comes with two Black Berkey filter elements
    • Flow rate of about 4.25 gallons per hour (102 gallons per day)
    • Can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water (no other filter comes close)


    The Berkey Light comes in two models
    1. The standard non-illuminated
    2. The Berkey Light with White LED illuminated base
    The LED lights are power by AC or rechargeable batteries
    We offer an optional battery pack for the LED base as well as a multi-use solar charger to keep the batteries charged and the lights bright. See them below
    The Berkey Light with 2 Black Berkey Filters
    This Standard Model is not illuminated
    The Berkey Light with 2 Black Berkey Filters with white LED lights
    Remember

     Keep the wildlife in the wild and not churning around in your intestines.
    (Tested with high concentrations of pathogens above 1 billion per liter the Black Berkey
    filters reduced pathogens levels to below detectable levels - a 99.99999% reduction)


    IN AN EMERGENCY

    From the inconvenience of a power outage to the destructive affects of Mother Nature on a rampage, the number of things that can go wrong are endless.
    Here’s a shocking realization – until help arrives - you may be in charge

    • If you are alone you certainly will be
    • If you are with others you still may be

    One big question “ In charge of what?”
    Answer “Whatever it is that will keep you and your loved ones healthy and alive”

    A source of safe drinking water should be pretty high up on that list.
    Make a mental check if the following applies:

    • I need a means of providing safe drinking water to myself and loved ones in the event of a power outage
    • I need a means of providing safe drinking water in the event of a natural disaster
    • I need a means of providing safe water in the event of the accidental or purposeful contamination of our main water supply

    THE BERKEY- IDEAL IN AN EMERGENCY

    • It operates without electricity
    • It’s able to filter water from any fresh water source, making it the perfect choice for emergency or survival kits
    • High quality materials and high quality construction make it durable and dependable

    These units have been use in some of the most extreme circumstances around the world for many years, by missionaries, relief workers, the Red Cross, Unicef and families like yours and mine.