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Big Berkey (2.25 g) Water Filter System

Big Berkey (2.25 g) Water Filter System
Big Berkey (2.25 g) Water Filter System Big Berkey (2.25 g) Water Filter System Big Berkey (2.25 g) Water Filter System
Quick Facts:
1-4 People
Storage Capacity:
2.25 Gallons
9 lb (2 BB Elements)
In Stock
Price: $405.00

The versatile Big Berkey system is ideal for home use and medium sized families or during emergencies.

These filters will remove pathogenic bacteria, viruses, VOCs, heavy metals (cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, aluminum, and others), cysts, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes, odors, and chlorine from standing water and deliver clean, delicious drinking water.

The two Berkey Purification Elements greatly exceed the NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for water purifying.


  • Storage capacity 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters)
  • Purifies: up to 7 gal/hour or 168 gal/day
  • Serves: 1-4 people
  • Comes standard with 2 Purification Elements
  • A perfect system for small to medium families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies
  • Made of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Maximum carbon filters: 4
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers, 2 Purification Elements, 2 wingnuts, 2 washers, 1 priming button, stainless steel lid, spigot, and a rubber gasket to protect the base
  • Height when in use: 19.25”
  • Diameter: 8.5”
  • Weight: 7 lb empty


  • 99.9999999% of Pathogenic Bacteria
  • 99.999% of Viruses - Exceeds purification standards: MS2 – Fr Coliphage
  • 99.9% of Bromodichloromethane, Bromoform, Chloroform, and Dibromochloromethane
  • Total Residual Chlorine
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Foul tastes
  • Odors
  • Sediment and silt
  • Cloudiness
  • Detergents
  • Organic Solvents
  • Parasites
  • Cysts
  • Lead >97.5% - kidney, nervous system damage
  • Mercury >98% - kidney, nervous system disorders
  • Aluminum >75% - respiratory, nervous system disorders
  • Cadmium >99.5% - kidney damage
  • Chromium >95% - liver, kidney, circulatory system disorders
  • Copper >95% - gastro-enteric diseases
  • Arsenic reduction >99%
  • Radon 222 - Removed to below detectable limits

These elements will purify a minimum of 6000 gallons before needed to be replaced.

PH (alkalinity) of the water

The Berkey filters increase the PH (alkalinity) of the water. The Berkey purification process typically causes pH levels to rise 0.5 - 1.0, making it more alkaline. Pathogenic bacteria and viruses have difficulty surviving in alkaline environments so this helpful in keeping your water pure. It also helps to lower the number bacteria and viruses in your body when you drink Berkey water for the same reason.


Black Berkey elements are built to leave the beneficial minerals in the water and to remove only the unwanted heavy metals like lead and mercury and sedimentary minerals like iron oxide and aluminum.


As you use the filters and they start to drip more slowly, it is because turbidity and sediment are clogging the micro-pores of the purification elements. Just remove the elements from your system, scrub the outside of both elements with preferably a ScotchBrite pad, stiff toothbrush, or vegetable brush. Scrub a section of the filter until you see a little black on the pad and then move to the next part of it. It’s simple to do and takes only a few minutes.

See independent lab tests

Includes 2 Black Berkey water filter elements and 2 hole plugs. Will hold up to 4 filters. 2.25 gallon lower chamber capacity.

8.5 inches in diameter, 21 inches tall (13 inches tall when nested for transport). With 2 filters it produces 4 gallons of filtered drinking water per hour.

What if you are never required to rely on the Berkey's unique ability to draw water from contaminated, untreated sources of drinking water. Chances are you could go your whole life and avoid this situation. What if we could depend on others to ensure that the water you and your family drinks is free of harmful contaminants. What if all of the water you consumed was healthy and free from additives others thought were necessary for your well being. What if all water tasted great and was free of foul odors associated with chemicals like chlorine.

Berkey water filter systems are so versatile that for pennies a day you will not have to worry about any of these water filtering problems. Simply pour water into the unit and minutes later you will be rewarded with purified drinking water.

Each water filtering system comes with filters that will last a minimum of 6000 gallons. That means years of great tasting, chemical free purified drinking water without ever having the expense of replacing the filter elements.

Imagine the relief and piece of mind of having a purification method that allowed you to utilize water sources redily available to you like, lakes, ponds, streams, rivers and swimming pools all without having the need for water pressure or electricity.

Not available for delivery to CALIFORNIA or IOWA.

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