Compare Berkey to Other Water Filters

By comparison, Berkey water filters outperform commercially available water filters from both the portable and household water filter categories. Take a look at these water filter comparison charts and you can see for yourself that Berkey out performs the competition in almost every category. The cleanable Black Berkey water filters last 10 times longer than our competition and are so powerful that they even remove viruses. Side by side, Berkey rises to the top of all charts that compare water filters. Do your own research and find out why Berkey water Filters are the ultimate in water filtration.

Portable Water Filters

Below is a chart to compare the Berkey Water Filter System to our competition in the portable water filter industry.

 COMPANY    BERKEY AQUACERA



AQUACROCK PRO PUR



DOULTON KATADYN



 MODEL   BIG BERKEY



CERAGRAV AQUACROCK PRO BIG



GSS-2 GRAVIDYN
VIRUS REMOVAL  [A]                    



  YES NO NO NO NO NO
ELEMENT RATING



  Purifier [A]



Filter Filter



Filter Filter



Filter
BASE SYSTEM COST



  $263 $139 $399 $239 $229 $219.95
BASE DAILY OUTPUT (GPD)



  84 10 18 9 14 24
MAX DAILY OUTPUT  (GPD)



  168 25 18 18.5 20 24
PEOPLE SERVED     [B]   16 6 5 4 5 6
MAXIMUM GALLONS PER FILTER   3000 535 [C] 535 [C,D] 1500 [E]



535 [C]



730 [G]



REPLACEMENT TIME LIMIT   No time limit



6 mo. [C]



2 year [C,D]



12 mo.



6 Mo.



6 Mo.



PRICE OF ELEMENTS (EACH)   $54.50 $30 $36 $49.50



$36 $56



APPROX. COST PER GALLON



  1.8 Cents



5.6 [H]



6.7 [H]



3.3 [H] 6.7 [H]



7.6 [H]



FOOD COLOR TEST              [I]



  Pass Fail Fail Pass



Fail Fail
TURBIDITY FLOW RATE TEST[J]



  Pass Pass Pass Pass



Pass



Pass



TEST RESULTS AVAILABLE



  Yes Yes Yes No



Yes



Yes



TESTED TO NSF STANDARDS



  Yes Yes Yes Yes



Yes



Yes



NSF CERTIFIED CALIMED



  No No No



Yes [K]



No



No



GUARANTEE   6 MO./ 2Yr *



1 Year



2 Year



*



*



SYSTEM COST W/MAX ELEMENTS



  $363



$274 $399



$338 $319.99



$219.95



SYSTEM MATERIAL



  AISI Stainless



HDPE Ceramic Stainless AISI Stainless



Silicone

* Information not published

Household Water Filters

Below is a chart that compares the Berkey Water Filter to other commercially available household water filters.

 BRAND BERKEY AQUASANA BRITA CULLIGAN EVERPURE PUR
 MODEL Big Berkey AQ-4000 Faucet Filter SY-2300 H-54 Plus FM-3000
RETAIL PRICE $258 $99



 $34.95



 $159.95 $359.99 $49.99



REPLACEMENT FILTER COST $107 $48



$20 $50.39 $100.99 $20
PER GALLON "COST OF USE" 1.6 cents



9.6



20



10



13.5



20
Filters last  (gallons)



 6000



 500



 100



 500



 750



 100



TOTAL COST FOR 6000 GALLONS $258 $627 $1214



$710



$904



$1229



REMOVES VIRUSES YES >99.999%



 NO NO NO NO NO
REMOVES CHLORINE YES >99.999%



 YES 99%



YES 99%



YES 97%



YES 88%



YES 98%



REMOVES LEAD



YES 96%



YES >99%



YES 99%



YES 95%



YES 98%



YES 96%



REMOVAL OF CYSTS YES>99.999999% 



YES>99.99%



YES>99% YES 99%



YES>99% YES 99%



REMOVAL OF THM's YES >99.999% YES>99% NO YES 95%



NO NO
REMOVAL OF VOC'S YES >99.999% YES>99%



NO YES 95%



NO NO
REMOVES LINDANE



YES >99.999% YES>95% YES 99%



YES 99%



NO YES
REMOVES ALOCHLOR YES >99.999% YES>98%



YES 99%



YES 98%



 NO NO
REMOVES ATRIZINE YES >99.999% YES>97% YES 92%



YES 97%



NO YES 96%



REMOVES BENZENE YES >99.999% YES>99% YES 96%



YES 99%



NO NO
REMOVES TCE YES >99.999% YES>99% YES 99%



YES 99%



NO NO
REMOVES FLUORIDE YES With the add on  Berkey PF-2



 * * * * YES
* MANUFACTURER WEBSITE DOES NOT STATE



 

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