Find Your Berkey System

Step 1: Select Your Housing Size

A SIZE TO FIT YOUR NEEDS

 

Berkey® systems are available in seven different sizes. The system you choose should accommodate the size of your space, the number of people you want to serve and the reasons for which you will be using the water (drinking only or also for cooking, hygiene, pets, etc).

 

 

HOW TO CALCULATE USE

 

For typical daily use, multiply the (# of people in your group) X (.5 gallons). In an emergency, multiply (# of people in your group) X (1 gallon). This is the recommended minimum amount of water you may anticipate using each day.
Model Size Will Hold -> Max Per Hour
Go Berkey® System 14″ H x 4″ D 1 quart 1 gal / hr
Berkey Light® System 21″ H x 9″ D 2.75 gal 7 gal / hr
Travel Berkey® System 18″ H x 7.5″ D 1.5 gal 2.75 gal / hr
Big Berkey® System 19.25″ H x 8.5″ D 2.25 gal 7 gal / hr
Royal Berkey® System 23″ H x 9.5″ D 3.25 gal 7 gal/hr
Imperial Berkey® System 26″ H x 10″ D 4.5 gal 16.5 gal / hr
Crown Berkey System 30″ H x 11″ D 6 gal 26 gal / hr

*This is how much water the system may produce per hour (flow rate) when fully configured with the maximum number of elements.

Step 2: Consider Your Elements

 

Berkey® systems come standard with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (except for the Go Berkey® Kit which comes with one element). Each additional set of 2 speeds up the purification process and adds 6,000 gallons in lifespan.
Look at the chart below to see configuration options for each system. Please note that you can order additional sets of Black Berkey®Purification Elements at any time. We recommend having backup sets on hand in the event of an emergency.

SELECT YOUR SIZE AND # OF ELEMENTS:

NOTE: *Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines.
Model Purified Water
Holding Capacity in
Liters and Gallons
*Flow Rate:
Liters / Hour
Gallons / Hour
Dimensions in Centimeters and Inches
Go Berkey
with 1 Black Berkey Filter
0.95 L
1 Quart
3.8 L / hour
1 G / hour
36cms (14″) Height
10cms (4″) Diameter
26 cms (10″) Height Packed for Travel
Travel Berkey
with 2 Black Berkey Filters
5.7 L
1.5 G
9.5 L / hour
2.5 G / hour
46cms (18″) Height
19cms (7.5″) Diameter
31 cms (12″) Height Packed for Travel
Berkey Light
with 2 Black Berkey Filters
8.5 L
2.25 G
15 L / hour
4 G / hour
54cms (21″) Height
23cms (9″) Diameter
Berkey Light
with 4 Black Berkey Filters
8.5 L
2.25 G
30 L / hour
8 G / hour
54cms (21″) Height
23cms (9″) Diameter
Big Berkey
with 2 Black Berkey Filters
8.5 L
2.25 G
13.3 L / hour
3.5 G / hour
49cms (19.25″) Height
22cms (8.5″) Diameter
33cms (13″) Height Packed for Travel
Big Berkey
with 4 Black Berkey Filters
8.5 L
2.25 G
26.5 L / hour
7 G / hour
49cms (19.25″) Height
22cms (8.5″) Diameter
33cms (13″) Height Packed for Travel
Royal Berkey
with 2 Black Berkey Filters
12.3 L
3.25 G
15.1 L / hour
4 G / hour
59cms (23″) Height
24cms (9.5″) Diameter
39cms (15.25″) Height Packed for Travel
Royal Berkey
with 4 Black Berkey Filters
12.3 L
3.25 G
30.3 L / hour
8 G / hour
59cms (23″) Height
24cms (9.5″) Diameter
39cms (15.25″) Height Packed for Travel
Imperial Berkey
with 2 Black Berkey Filters
17 L
4.5 G
20.8 L / hour
5.5 G / hour
66cms (25.75″) Height
25cms (10″) Diameter
43cms (17″) Height Packed for Travel
Imperial Berkey
with 4 Black Berkey Filters
17 L
4.5 G
41.6 L / hour
11 G / hour
66cms (25.75″) Height
25cms (10″) Diameter
43cms (17″) Height Packed for Travel
Imperial Berkey
with 6 Black Berkey Filters
17 L
4.5 G
62.5 L / hour
16.5 G / hour
66cms (25.75″) Height
25cms (10″) Diameter
43cms (17″) Height Packed for Travel
Crown Berkey
with 2 Black Berkey Filters
22.7 L
6 G
24.6 L / hour
6.5 G / hour
76cms (30″) Height
28cms (11″) Diameter
51cms (20″) Height Packed for Travel
Crown Berkey
with 4 Black Berkey Filters
22.7 L
6 G
49.2 L / hour
13 G / hour
76cms (30″) Height
28cms (11″) Diameter
51cms (20″) Height Packed for Travel
Crown Berkey
with 8 Black Berkey Filters
22.7 L
6 G
98.4 L / hour
26 G / hour
76cms (30″) Height
28cms (11″) Diameter
51cms (20″) Height Packed for Travel

Step 3: Add Enhancements

Fluoride and Arsenic Filters

Berkey PF-2™ & PF-4™ Fluoride & Arsenic Reduction Filters for added fluoride and arsenic removal performance.

Berkey Sight Glass™ Spigots

Save time; gauge your water level at a glance

Berkey Stainless Steel Wire Bases™

Elevate for more convenient access to the spigot

Black Berkey Primer™

Prime Black Berkey® Purification Elements

Berkey Shower Filter™

The Berkey Shower filter is designed for those who want the benefits of showering in filtered water

Berkey Stainless Steel Spigot

The Berkey Stainless steel spigot adds more durability to your already outstanding berkey filter!