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Black Berkey® Replacement Elements (set of 2)

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Our Black Berkey® Filters (sometimes called Black Berkey Elements) are world famous for good reasons. Read below to learn how the Black Berkey® Filters used in all of our systems make purified water. It's a more encompassing level of H20 filtration!

Each set lasts for up to 6000 gallons

Can be cleaned up to 100 times 

Removes 200+ contaminants

Dimensions -  2.25 " x 9.75 "

Made of a carbon composite


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Black Berkey Filter Replacements (set of 2)

Berkey systems utilize advanced and powerful filters that we call our Black Berkey Filter Elements (also sometimes referred to as BF2s). The Black Berkey Filters used in all of our systems take water filtration to a whole new level! During testing conducted by independent, EPA-approved laboratories, the Black Berkey Filters removed a long list of water contaminants with never-before-seen results and significantly raised the standard for the water filter industry. As a result, Black Berkey Filters are some of the most efficient filters available on the market. A pair of Black Berkey Filters comes standard in all of Berkey Water Filter Systems, including the Big Berkey.

When drinking water that’s been filtered using a Black Berkey Filter, you can rest assured that your water is clean and safe for consumption. In fact, Black Berkey purification elements are far more powerful compared to competitors’ water filters. We tested the filters with more than 10,000 times the concentration of harmful pathogens per liter of water than is required by industry-standard test protocols. This concentration of pathogens is so high that the water exiting the filters should be expected to contain a concentration of 100,000 or more pathogens per liter (99.99% reduction — the requirement in order to be classified for pathogenic removal). Incredibly, Black Berkey water filter elements removed 100% of the pathogens. After using the Black Berkey Filters, absolutely no pathogens were found in the effluent or were able to be detected. This set a new standard, allowing us to classify all systems containing the Black Berkey Filters as purifiers.

The revolutionary Black Berkey Filters or purifier elements are so powerful that they can remove food coloring from water without removing any of the beneficial minerals your body needs.

The Black Berkey Filters went through extensive testing at state, and EPA-accredited laboratories, and far exceed EPA and ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol. The Black Berkey Filters have been tested by the University of Phoenix, Spectrum Labs, and the Department of Toxicology and Environmental Science at Louisiana University.

Because the versatile filters fit most other manufacturers’ gravity water filtration systems, off-brand gravity filtration systems can be upgraded to a purifier with little effort simply by replacing original filter elements with Black Berkey Filters. This high-quality replacement filter vastly improves other brands’ housings’ ability to remove unwanted water contaminants.

Black Berkey Filters can be used on almost any water source, however, we do recommend always using the cleanest water source possible. Please note Black Berkey Filters are not designed to be used with salt or softened water. Using the filters with salt of softened water will drastically shorten their lifespan and void their warranty.

Each Black Berkey Filter has a life of 3,000 gallons: That’s an incredible 6,000 gallons for a two-filter system (less than two cents per gallon of water).  This is possible because of the Black Berkey Filters’ unique ability to be cleaned up to 100 times using a 3M Scotch-Brite pad. The Black Berkey Filter Replacements are the same as the filters that come with initial system purchase.


Black Berkey Purification Filters (2 included) 

Two Black Berkey® Filters
Contaminants Removed

Over 200 contaminants are removed including:
- Viruses (99.999%)
- Pathogenic bacteria (99.9999%)
- Chloramine (below lab detectable limit)
- Trihalomethanes (99.8%)
- Pharmaceuticals (99.9%)
- Most heavy metals
- Pesticides (below lab detectable limit)

(See the full list of removed contaminants here)

Product Dimensions 2.25 " x 2.25 " x 9.75 "
Composition Black Berkey Filters are made of a carbon composite containing high-grade coconut shell carbon combined with a proprietary blend of 5 other types of media.
Certifications The Black Berkey Filter formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 531
Lifespan 3,000 gallons per filter. (6,000 gallons per set of 2)

Read all Specifications Here

1The Black Berkey purification element formulation has been tested by State and Federal EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53 but has not yet been certified.

Included with every Black Berkey Filter is a Standard 2-Year Warranty!

The Black Berkey Filters are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a 2-year period, prorated in 6-month intervals. Learn more about our warranty policies

In the event that a Black Berkey Filter replacement is needed for a part covered under warranty, please contact Customer Service for additional information regarding the exchange of an item.

Replacement Filter Lifespan

When do Berkey filter elements need to be replaced?
A set of black Berkey filters needs to be replaced after 6,000 gallons of use, or approximately every two years.

How often do Berkey fluoride filters need to be replaced?
Berkey fluoride filters should be replaced after 1,000 gallons, or after approximately one year.

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