Black Berkey Elements
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 produce pure, refreshing and delicious tasting water without removing the healthful minerals our body needs.
The Black Berkey Primer is a very convenient accessory that is a must-have for emergency preparedness or to use with your Berkey elements where treated water is unavailable. Rather than push water down the stem to prime the Black Berkey elements, the hand actioned Black Berkey Primer pump draws water from the outside into the center of each Black Berkey element in the direction that water will naturally flow through the filters. Once the element is completely saturated with water, it passes through the Black Berkey Primer and squirts the water out the opposite end.
When you use the Black Berkey Primer with untreated water, you eliminate the risk of getting bacteria or other pathogens from untreated water sources inside the core of the filter while priming the filter.
The Primer also makes priming your Black Berkey elements much easier at home if you have a kitchen faucet with a shower attachment or a small sink or short faucet. Sometimes, it is difficult to create a seal between the priming button and certain faucets, causing water to spray water everywhere rather than enter into the filter stem: that is when the Black Berkey Primer comes in handy. The flow direction of the Primer can also be reversed to empty water from Black Berkey filters prior to storing them.
The Black Berkey Primer comes standard with the Go Berkey Kit. For all other Berkey systems, the Black Berkey Primer must be ordered separately.
Berkey® Systems can be used anywhere you need access to clean, safe drinking water: at home, at work, during outdoor activities, or during emergencies
Berkey® Systems remove common contaminants and chemicals found in municipal water sources, including:
- Volatile Organic Compounds (such as
Astrazine, Benzene, MTBE’s and over 170 other VOC’s)
- Heavy Metals
- Fluoride (when used with PF-2 Fluoride Removal Filters)
- Foul taste and odors
Berkey® Systems can also purify untreated water found in lakes, rivers, stagnant ponds, or water sources in developing countries, rendering it safe by removing:
- Sediments & suspended solids
- Foul taste and odors
CLICK HERE for the analysis results of an independent laboratory on Black Berkey purification elements.
Easy to use
Berkey® Systems do not require any electricity or water pressure to work and can be assembled in minutes without the use of any tools
Black BerkeyTM purification elements can be cleaned multiple times and can last several years before needing to be replaced.
Each Black BerkeyTM element has a life expectancy of approximately 3000 gallons (approx. 11,350 liters) before it needs to be replaced. So depending on whether you have 2 -4 - 6 or 8 elements in your system, you can treat 6,000 - 12,000 - 18,000 or 24,000 gallons of water (23,000 - 46,000 - 69,000 - 92,000 liters) before needing to replace the purification elements.