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Safe Drinking Water
(What could be more important?)

Big Berkey Water Filter

Beautifully crafted, stainless steel British Berkefeld water filters remove parasites and disease-causing bacteria, as well as undesirable color, odors and taste from questionable water sources. Gain peace of mind with a filter manufactured by a company that has been making filters for well over 100 years. This unit is the same system used by missionaries, the Red Cross, and other humanitarian relief agencies worldwide. (58,000 units protected the citizens of Sarajevo alone!)

Safe drinking water is often taken for granted, and seldom is provision made for a safe backup supply. During emergency situations, a piped water supply may not be available and surface water from rivers, streams, or ponds may present the only sources of water. In this case, the water may appear unclear and have an unpleasant taste, but more importantly is often a source of disease. Even clear and apparently fresh water may be polluted with disease-causing pathogens (germs.)

Item No. Description Price
BK-4X4 Stainless steel filter w/4 filters 9" call for price
BK-4X2 Stainless steel filter w/2 filters 9 " call for price
LP-2X2 HD POLY gravity filter w/2 BB filters 9 " call for price
SSCF-9 9" Serasyl Filters (set of 2) call for price
BL-4X2 Berkey Light W. 2 BB Elements call for price
BLBX2 Berkey Light W. 2 BB Elements & LED Base call for price
BT2X2BB Travel Berkey W. 2 BB Elements call for price
RB4x4 Royal Berkey W. 2BB or Ceramic Elements call for price
RB4X2 Royal Berkey W. 4BB or Ceramic Elements call for price
BB9-2 Black Berkey Elements (set of 2) call for price


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Gravity Fed -- No water pressure or electricity is required... a prime consideration if your public or private water system fails!

How to operate: Pour questionable water -- from any pond, lake, stream, swimming pool or rainwater cistern -- into the unit's top section and it filters through the high-tech, silver-impregnated ceramic/carbon filters. Safe, clean, great-tasting water can be drawn off from the lower reservoir through the handy tap.



This filter system is great for everyday use but is especially designed to micro-filter a supply of safe drinking water from cisterns, ponds, streams, and other sources of questionable water. These reliable filters are manufactured of high grade, polished stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance, and are hygienic, durable, and easy to clean.

British Berkefeld water filters are also compact, portable, and simple to operate. Requiring no external plumbing, each filter takes only minutes to assemble and can provide up to 30 gallons of safe drinking water each day. The high-tech silver-impregnated ceramic elements feature a nominal filtration efficiency of 0.2 microns and an absolute rating of 0.5 microns which effectively blocks waterborne pathogens and clarifies the water.

These filters are in common everyday use in households across the country, and are particularly effective on private well systems. The filter elements remove rust and cloudiness, and the activated carbon core removes undesirable tastes and odors. They are great for camping.

The ease of operation combined with a proven effectiveness at eliminating water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid has led to the filter being specified for field operations by many of the world's major aid and emergency relief organizations.

    • Produces safe drinking water from lakes, streams, rain water cisterns, etc. 
    • Reliable design uses gravity - no pumps to wear out 
    • Long lasting filter elements will produce thousands of gallons of clean water (depending on quality of the water being filtered) 
    • Stainless steel construction - sanitary, easy to clean, and will last longer than plastic containers 

What the filter will remove

  • Absolute filtration efficiency to 0.5 microns 
  • For particles from 0.2 to 0.5 microns, filtration efficiency is greater than 98% 
  • Reduces turbidity by an efficiency greater than 99.7% 
  • Independently tested to remove the following parasites and pathogenic bacteria: 
 E. Coli










 Guinea Worm


 Giardia Lambia




How the filter works

The special ceramic elements are manufactured specifically for use in this gravity filter. British Berkefeld ceramic elements consist of a fine microporous structure, which forms a complete barrier to all particles larger than 0.5 microns in size (1 Micron = 1,000th of a millimeter.) All particles above this size become trapped on the surface and within the ceramic material. Fine particles of silver are evenly dispersed within the structure of the filter element, which prevents the growth of bacteria. The British Berkefeld elements also contain an additional activated carbon filling, which removes chemical and organic compounds from the water and improves its taste. The proprietary system produces not only safe water but great tasting water!

After passing through the filter, safe, filtered water then collects in the lower chamber to be drawn off from a tap. The structure of the ceramic material is designed to be cleanable and regular cleaning of the element will allow its filtration efficiency to become regenerated. The elements may be cleaned over 100 times before replacement becomes necessary.
Big Berkey System

This product is manufactured to meet:
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
Standard 42
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 53

9002 Quality Standard
Water Research council (WRc)
Performance Standards.
Filtration efficiency is 0.5 micron absolute by
American Standards.

 Other product features

  • Ceramic elements may be cleaned well over 100 times with a soft brush or 3M Scotchbrite pad 
  • Product meets EPA requirements for silver impregnation and elution 
  • Product is silver-impregnated and will not permit bacteria grow-through (mitosis) 
  • Silver-impregnated elements provide a hostile environment for all microbiological organisms (undesirables) and will not support their growth.
  • Each filter includes silver-impregnated ceramic/carbon filter elements. Additional replacement elements are also available. 

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