Big Berkey Water Filter System 8.5 litre

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  • $499.00
  • Regular price $522.00
  • 2 available


This Big Berkey countertop gravity water filter system comes standard with 2 Black Berkey water filtration elements. 

The Big Berkey stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts. The Black Berkey® water filtration elements are made and assembled in the USA.

PDF Download data performance sheet for the BB9-2 elements.

  • This countertop Big Berkey® gravity water filter system comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® water filtration elements, but can be expanded up to 4 elements.
  • The versatile Big Berkey® System is ideal for small to medium families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies.
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters)
  • Performance; Black Berkey Elements remove chlorine, monochloramines, heavy metals,  pharmaceuticals, pathogenic bacteria,  nuclear radiation such as cesium 137 plus more! - Examples of heavy metals include mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), thallium (Tl), and lead (Pb)
>Data Sheet here<
  • Durability; Depending on water quality, This website recommends replacing Black Berkey Elements at 2 years or after 3,000 gallons (12,000 Litres) after use - through a pair of elements.
  • Maximum Filters: 4 Black Berkey® water filtration elements (in upper chamber) 
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers, 2 Black Berkey® water filtration 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 and a Filter Priming Kit. [Sight glass as depicted in some images is NOT included]
  • Height when in use: 19.25"
  • Diameter: 8.5"
  • Weight: 8.5 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
  • Up to 4  Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired

Berkey® systems equipped with Black Berkey® water filtration elements remove up to  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.

As an alternative to Big Berkey;

Consider the "Original Big Berkey", The 8.5 Litre British Berkefeld with 4 NSF certified water filters.


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