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Choosing a Berkey Water Filter System

Step 1. How do the Berkey water filter systems work?

Berkey® Water Filter Systems are powerful, freestanding water filters that sit on a countertop or stand. Simply pour water from virtually any source into the top chamber of the system, and dispense filtered water easily from the lower chamber through a handy spigot. The systems are easy to use—no electricity, tools or plumbing is needed. Enjoy clean, delicious filtered water that retains the healthy minerals your body needs for an average of less than 2 cents per gallon.

The table below shows the flow rate of Berkey® Water Filter System configured with the standard 2 Black Berkey elements and when the same system is fully expanded. All Berkey® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Elements 

Model Capacity Filters Flow Rate*
Travel Berkey 1.5 Gallons 2 2.75 GPH
Berkey Light 2.75 Gallons 2 3.75 GPH
Berkey Light 2.75 Gallons 4 7 GPH
Big Berkey 2.25 Gallons 2 3.5 GPH
Big Berkey 2.25 Gallons 4 7 GPH
Royal Berkey 3 Gallons 2 4 GPH
Royal Berkey 3 Gallons 4 8 GPH
Step 2. Which size Berkey Water Filter System is appropriate?

The best guideline for choosing which size of Berkey Water Filter System is appropriate for you is that bigger is usually better providing you have the space for it. This simply means that it’s more convenient to have a larger system as you won’t have to fill it as often. Since the higher water volume in the upper chamber increases the pressure upon the filters the water, therefore, flows through faster. The differences in cost between the various models are minimal when you consider that you will be using the same model for 10-20+ years.

Berkey Model Capacity Number of People
Travel Berkey 1.5 Gallons 1 – 2 people
Berkey Light 2.75 Gallons 2 – 5 people
Big Berkey 2.25 Gallons 1 – 4 people
Royal Berkey 3.25 Gallons 2 – 6 people
Step 3. The Berkey Water Filter systems

As has already been mentioned, all the Berkey® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Elements. The filtration quality will not be improved by increasing the number of filters used in the upper chamber, but it will increase the speed of filtration and the volume of water that can be filtered. For instance, increasing the number of Black Berkey elements from 2 to 4 will improve the filtration speed.

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