Why Berkey is the Best Water Filter

Berkey being filled

The unique ability of Berkey water filters to meet and exceed the needs of users across the globe make it the best system in purifying water. At home, on the road, or in a foreign land--Berkey has your back.


Better Water Filtering Capability

All Berkey water filters are extensively tested and specifically developed to produce purified drinking water. The military set standards for the varying degrees of water filtration. Very few are able to achieve the classification of water purifier. Berkey surpassed those standards and is the best on the market. Learn more about what sets a water purifier above a water filter Water Purifier vs Water Filter.

The Berkey is Economical

Get up to 3,000 gallons of purified water before needing to purchase a replacement. The water filtration elements inside every Berkey system can be cleaned, which means the lifespan of a Berkey water filter system is exceptionally more than any other water filtering products.

The average family of four drinks about 2 to 4 gallons of water per day. Our most popular systems, like the Big Berkey and Royal Berkey models, come with two filters. Together the life of these two filters is 6000 gallons. A family of four wouldn't need to replace the filters for a minimum of 4 years. That's 1500 continuous days of using the Berkey for every drop of drinking and cooking water. The cost to enjoy purified drinking water is less than 3 cents per gallon. Compare this to other water filters on the market.

Dependably Simple

The unwanted minute organisms simply cannot physically pass through the unique material used in Black Berkey filters.  The particular technology of the pore structure within the filter purifies the water. The micro-filtration separates out the smallest of water contaminants, most notably viruses, making it the most powerful water filtering systems available. In addition to toxins not being able to get through the Berkey Filter, it also repels contaminants. We use the power of ionic absorption to keep your water pure. This method adds an ionic charge to keep things like heavy metals and chemicals out. These two features are built into the structure of the filter. They do not wear out or diminish in ability over time. All that is necessary to restore the filter to like-new condition, is to clean it. Simply wash out all the contaminants trapped in the outermost surface. Using straightforward mechanics to bring simple, pure water to you.



The Berkey water filter is used worldwide to meet the needs of of a wide range of people. Emergency relief workers depend on Berkey to transform non-potable water into purified drinking water. Some people purchase the Berkey water filter and put it in long-term storage along with other necessity items in case of disaster. Health conscience users rid their water of contaminants that are harmful to their bodies through their Berkey daily. In remote areas where the only access to water is from streams or lakes people trust the Berkey to provide them with drinkable water. Others simply love the taste of pure water want to give their family the best water available. With a wide range of sizes and filter configurations the Berkey water filter can serve one person or easily handle a large group of up to 150 people.

Control Your Water Quality

Do you know what's really in your water? When you purchase water from water fill stations or buy bottled water can you trust that it is truly clean water. Water fill stations require a lot of maintenance for the machine to function properly. Is the person in charge of that maintenance changing filters when necessary or do they let them go beyond their ability to boost profits? Is the machine sanitized on a regular basis? Is the bottled water you purchase going through a filtering process, or is it just regular tap water from a municipal supply? If you are not producing your own water, you are not in control of the water quality. Take the doubt out and use a Berkey. 


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