I've been using my Big Berkey System for 3 years and just last month purchased another on behalf of a friend. I love it! It is so easy to use and depending on usage doesn't require cleaning too often.... Show More. I (and my cats) do not drink any water without filtering it first. I also filter all coffee and cooking water. The filters last a long time, I have been rotating 2 sets every 6 months and after 3 years am just getting ready to replace them. I sure hope The Ready Store is going to carry the replacement filters. From The Ready Store: Nancy, we do carry the replacement filters. Just go to the water storage accessories category and you will find them there. Thanks, The Ready Store
- Benefits & Description
Benefits & DescriptionIdeal for 4-16 People | Stainless Steal Container | Up to 7 Gallons per Hour
• Great for families or groups of up to 16 people.
The Big Berkey Water Filter is large enough to provide plenty of water for larger families and small groups while still small enough to fit in areas that the bigger units are not.
• Made of Stainless Steel to Last a Lifetime.
The Big Berkey is engineered with durability in mind. • Easy to Use
Easy to set up and you can start drinking your purified water within minutes. • Removes Harmful Chemicals
Keep your family safe in case of a natural disaster or anytime you need clean, purified drinking water. The Big Berkey Water Filter System is ideal for larger families and small groups between 4 and 16 people. This is Berkey’s most popular Water Filter System. The powerful Big Berkey will filter and treat water from lakes, streams or ponds. It is specifically designed to be large enough to provide plenty of water while still compact enough to fit in places where the larger systems will not. Get two additional Black Berkey Purification Elements to reach the maximum of 7 gallons of purified drinking water per hour. The Big Berkey will produce 3.5 gallons per hour with the two Black Berkey Purification Elements included.
It’s simple to set up and within minutes your Big Berkey Water Filter System will start producing safe, clean, purified drinking water. Get the Big Berkey to remove not only any bacteria but viruses as well. Use it to extract harmful chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, and radon 222. In addition it reduces nitrates, nitrites and any unhealthy minerals like lead and mercury. This Big Berkey is so efficient it can remove all the harmful elements from water without eliminating the minerals your body needs. No other system is able to replicate the performance of the Big Berkey Water Filter System and the taste of the water is unbelievable!
Easy to use, easy to clean, easy to keep your family safe. If you are looking for the best in water filtration systems then look no further than Berkey! You will see why Berkey is the most trusted name in water filtration.
- What's In-the-Box?
What's In-the-Box?Water Filter (1 Filter System):
(1) Big Berkey Water Filter System with two Black Berkey Purification Elements
- Features & Specifications
Features & Functions
SKU: WA0089 Supply Duration: Indefinite Estimated Shelf Life: Indefinite Brand: Berkey Dimensions (LxWxH): 8.5"x8.5"x21" Treatment Type: Bacteria, Chemicals/Toxins, Particulate, Protozoa, Viruses Cartridge Indicator: No Water Treated: 22,700 L. | 6,000 gal. Bottle Attachment: No Redundant Protection: No Field Cleanable: Yes Field Maintainable: Yes Mechanical Advantage: Yes Storage Requirements: None
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- I've been using my Big Berkey System for 3 years and just last month purchased another on behalf of a friend. I love it! It is so easy to use and depending on usage doesn't require cleaning too often. I (and my cats) do not drink any water without filtering it first. I also filter all coffee and cooking water. The filters last a long time, I have been rotating 2 sets every 6 months and after 3 years am just getting ready to replace them. I sure hope The Ready Store is going to carry the replacement filters.
From The Ready Store:
Nancy, we do carry the replacement filters. Just go to the water storage accessories category and you will find them there.
The Ready Store
- A must have
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- Nothing better!!!!!
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This unit has been cleaning water for everyday drinking(with additional flouride/ptfe filters attached)for over two years now. These units filter out food coloring which is almost impossible and impractical for all others. The water is clean and after a short bit of drinking it, the high quality aquifer water which my city provides no longer taste indigestible. We can smell chlorine and other toxins in the water. The few times I have had to drink unfiltered water I begin to crave the clean water from home. Do some research, you will find that this unit will filter all contaminants to an UNDETECTABLE level, it is used in foreign countries to filter out polluted waters and the like. This unit can easily and quickly be disassembled(a few pieces) with the top turning upside down and placed into the bottom. It comes stored this way in the beginning.
The price for this filter cannot be beat. Other may be cheaper initially yet will soon trump the cost of this unit. Each filter has an average of one gallon per day and will last for ten years(I may be off on specifics but did the math a couple of years ago an know that at our consumption, my two filters will last my family FIVE YEARS). These will clean ANY water out there and the studies are out there to prove this. There is a possibility that certain radiological contaminants can be captured with the fluoride filters(Fukishima fallout:West Coast U.S.)
Some will worry about de-mineralization with these. I am not sure of this however the most practical way around is a tiny pinch of sea salt. That will provide everything you need without the expense of additional re-mineralization filers.
The black filters are impregnated with silver which assist in the destruction of all virus, protozoa and bacteria.An old trick of cowboys was to drop a silver dollar in a barrel of water and let it sit for a day or so in order to clean it of living contaminants, even some in-organic compounds which are ionized by silver and broken down.
I had both filter fail on me after a year. The company needed a copy of my invoice which I printed off the website. I sent the broken filters back and they replaced them. Initially I was deterred by this until the distributor I spoke with advised me that they had a bad batch while trying to keep up demand and assure me they would replace them. They did so promptly and these filters have lasted over a year without fail. I am buying another for storage, a few more filters and would use nothing less for my family, myself or even my dogs.
This review is completely bias due to my experience with the product and I am elated with it.
- Makes my water taste better
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- Nice filter
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- water filter for a great price.
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