Berkey® Systems are the world’s most powerful and cost-effective personal water purification systems on the market, providing reliable, durable and user-friendly water purification for both treated and untreated water sources. 


Berkey® Systems have been proven to effectively eliminate viruses, pathogens, parasites, harmful chemicals, pharmaceuticals, VOC’s, heavy metals and other waterborne diseases and contaminants from both municipally treated water as well as untreated raw water sources such as wells, lakes, rivers, streams, and stagnant ponds. (see Independent Lab Test Results)


Berkey® Systems produce purified water at a fraction of the cost of other filtration systems.  Black BerkeyTM elements are cleanable and can last for several years before needing to be replaced.  As such they are a much more  cost-effective  alternative to bottled water and to most other filtration systems on the market. (see Cost Comparison


Berkey systems produce clean, refreshing and tasteless water, just as water should be.  No chlorine, no bad taste or odors, just clear, healthful water that your body will enjoy and that will make you want to drink more water! (see Water Types Comparison)


Berkey® Systems come in many different sizes and configurations to provide pure drinking water for 1 to 100+ people.  Use your Berkey at home or at work, at the cottage or camping, in your RV or on your boat, on hunting and fishing trips, in restaurants, cafés, fitness centers, waiting rooms, healthcare facilities or in any other setting where safe drinking water may be required.  (see How to Choose my Berkey?)


Berkey® Systems are ideal traveling companions.  The Black Berkey
TM purification elements are so powerful that they can even render water safe to drink in foreign countries where local drinking water could otherwise potentially lead to diarrhea or other more serious gastrointestinal illnesses.  In fact, Berkey® Systems are used by NGOs such as UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, and other relief organizations in over 140 countries around the world. (see Performance Comparison)


Each Black Berkey
TM purification element has an average life expectancy of about 3000 gallons (11,350 liters).  So a system with 2 purification elements can last several years before you need to change the elements.  As for the stainless steel body, if well maintained, it can last forever. (see User Instructions)


Reverse osmosis (R.O.) systems have long been considered the most effective water treatment systems on the market.  However, R.O. not only removes contaminants found in water but it also drops water pH by about 2 points (100x more acidic) and strips out minerals from our body which can lead to many degenerative diseases.  Berkey Systems remove contaminants by 99.9% but keep healthful minerals in the water and keep water in pH balance.  (see
 pH Balanced Healthful Water)


Berkey® systems require no electricity or water pressure to operate. As such, they are an absolute must for emergency preparedness in the event of natural or environmental disasters such as blackouts, hurricanes, floods, oil spills, earthquakes as well as local or national emergencies when treated tap water may not be available.Berkey® In fact, many international aid organizations use Berkey® water purification systems for emergencies and natural disaster relief operations around the world in hostile environments where treated water is not available. (see Travel & Emergency Preparedness)


Berkey® systems assemble in minutes without the need for tools or plumbing skills.  Furthermore, they are simple to operate and maintain and do not require electricity or water pressure. (see User Instructions)   


By using tap water with your Berkey system, you are choosing the most environmentally friendly way to drink safe water wherever you go, and whatever the water source may be.  No more need to buy wasteful and polluting bottled water.  Furthermore, the Black Berkey cleanable elements will last for years, cutting down on the number of used filters going to the landfill (2 Black Berkey filters = 150 Brita filters).  (see 
Environmentally Friendly)


Berkey® Systems have long been recognized as the world’s ultimate solution in water purification.  This simple, highly effective method of using gravity was developed almost 200 years ago, yet it still produces some of the finest, most healthful and nourishing drinking water available on the market. (see History of Berkey