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Berkie Light® Water Purifiers & Big Burkey® Stainless Purifiers & Filters


Berky Water® Purifiers: Ultra pure, ultra reliable, and ultra economical!
Generations of health-conscious people around the world have recognized clean, fresh drinking water as a key foundation of a healthy life and healthy body. No amount of vitamins or supplements can substitute for the vital life-sustaining properties of nourishing, healthful drinking water. Along with nutritious food and clean air, clean water is truly essential to life.

Unfortunately, good tasting, sparkling, wholesome
drinking water isn't as common as it once was. Water is often laced with chlorine, lead, high levels of harmful bacteria, and other unwanted chemicals and contaminants that can threaten health and produce unpleasant tastes and odors. Even expensive bottled water can contain these same contaminants. Distillation deoxygenates water, creating a flat taste. Many water treatment systems don't adequately remove pathogenic bacteria, and many remove the beneficial minerals that your body needs.

Berkey® Systems are the world's most powerful
and economical water purification systems, providing incredibly clean, pure water in both normal and hostile environments. Berkey® systems can purify both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, and water supplies in foreign countries with substandard regulations. They come in sizes large enough to meet the sustained water needs of up to 325 people per system, yet they purify without electricity or moving parts, and their portability allows them to easily be taken, and used, anywhere. Berkey® systems will operate in any location where gravity is present — and they always preserve the healthful minerals you need.

Berkey® products are divided into two principal lines: Filters and Purifiers. The difference between filters and purifiers is defined by the EPA: A filter must be capable of “4 Log" contaminant reduction, and a purifier must be capable of a “7 Log" contaminant reduction. 4 Log (simple filtration) means at least 99.99% of contaminants are removed, leaving no more than 1 part per ten thousand of the original contaminant. This “filtration level" of reduction is sufficient for many conditions. The higher “purification” reduction of 7 Log means that 99.99999% of contaminants are removed, leaving no more than 1 part per ten million of the original contaminant (1000x the effectiveness of the “filter” specification.) Systems that achieve this"purifier level" of performance provide ultra-pure water not only in normal conditions, but also in circumstances of extreme and highly dangerous contamination.


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Burkey Light® Water Purifier: Gravity operated purifying systems based on natural principles...


The Burkey Light® purifier shown removing food coloring from water.



Black Berkey® purifying elements are available in either Lexan® polycarbonate or Stainless Steel systems.
Burkey Light® & Berkey Stainless Water Purifier Systems

The Berkey® purification system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites while extracting chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOCs, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors. It reduces heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, aluminum as well as nitrates and nitrites, without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs.

The unique design of Black Burkey® purifier elements combines
the age-old process of micro-porous filtration coupled with modern state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials to bring you the finest water purification system available anywhere. The micro-pores within the self-sterilizing and re-cleanable Black Berkey® purification elements are so incredibly small that pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.

The media within Black Burkey® elements
removes contaminants by a surface phenomenon known as “adsorption” which results from the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. The exclusive purification elements are also impregnated with proprietary media that promote ionic “absorption” of pollutants within the micro-porous elements. Another reason Burkey® systems are so effective in removing contaminants from water is the extremely long “contact period.” Other filtration systems rely on water pressure that forces water molecules through the filters at 60-90 PSI. In such systems, individual water molecules come in contact with the filter media for a mere fraction of a second. Water molecules passing through the revolutionary micro-pore structure of the Black Burkey® purification elements are drawn gently by gravity and stay in contact with the media for several minutes. This makes the Black Burkey® filter media much more efficient in capturing contaminants.

The dramatic superiority of Burkey® water purifiers
is illustrated very graphically in the photograph at left. This image shows the upper (pre-treated) section of the Berkey Light® purifier about half full of water containing food coloring. In the lower (purified water) section, which is also about half full, you see clear, uncolored water. The Berkey® purifier's ability to achieve this level of contaminant separation shows demonstrates how strikingly superior Berkey® performance is compared to other purifiers. When bacteria are viewed under a powerful microscope, food coloring is often used as a contrast enhancer to make the bacteria easier to see. Even under magnification sufficient to show the detail in a single bacterium, food coloring still appears only as solid, uniform coloration. Yet the Berkey Light®, as shown here, actually mechanically removes the food coloring from the water — the Berkey® is the only filter system in the world that can do this. And, just as importantly, the beneficial minerals essential to maintain good health are left in the water for your body to use.

The Black Berkey® filter formulation has been tested by State & EPA accredited laboratories. Click to see test results from the University of Arizona, Spectrum Labs and the LSU Department of Toxicology and Environmental Science.

Berkey® Purifiers are available in several configurations.
All Berkey® Systems using Black Berkey® purifying elements meet or exceed the EPA's stringent "7 Log" (99.99999%) contaminant reduction specification. Systems using Black Berkey® elements within transparent Lexan® housings are known as Berkey Light® Purifiers. Systems using Black Berkey® elements within stainless steel housings have the same purifying performance, and are known as Berkey® Stainless Purifiers. The same standards of water purification are achieved in either Lexan® (Berkey Light®) or Berkey® Stainless systems with Black Berkey® elements.

Scroll down this page to find the configuration of Berkey Light® or Berkey® Stainless water purifier system that best suits your needs!

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Berkie Light® Water Purifier: Head and shoulders above other water purifiers.
Berkey Light Purifier

Berkey Light® Standard Model
(Non-Illuminated)


Tested with extreme pathogenic contamination levels above 1 billion pathogens per liter, Black Berkey® water purification elements reduced pathogens to below detectable levels... 99.99999% reduction.

Berkey Light with LED Illumination

Berkey Light® White-LED illuminated model. Powered by AC or rechargeable batteries.



Berkie Light® Water Purifier with Lexan® Housing

The Berkie Light® System is the newest development in Berkie water purification. Shell construction is 50-mil thick Lexan® polycarbonate, the material used to make bulletproof glass and industrial safety face shields. Every Berkie Light® has a capacity of 2.75 gallons, can accept two purifying elements, and comes equipped with two Black Berkie® purifying elements. The Berkie Light® purification process is gravity driven, requiring no electricity or water pressure. This makes Berkie® systems completely and easily portable.

Standard Berkey Light® Model: The standard Berkey Light® is non-illuminated. Its Lexan® polycarbonate shell is incredibly tough, yet lightweight compared to similarly sized purifiers made of other materials.

Two Illuminated Models:
In addition to the standard model, the Berkey Light® is available in two models that offer LED illumination in either white or cobalt blue color. "LED" stands for "Light Emitting Diode"; LEDs are solid state lamps that have no filaments to break. Their power consumption is extremely low, and life span averages 100,000 hours — more than 11 years of continuous use. Water purification performance is identical for all three Berkey Light® models. The LED-equipped models provide illumination that guides users to the water supply at night when other lighting isn't available, and also provide area lighting that's bright enough for reading near the purifier (the white is much brighter than the blue.) The LED lamps can be powered by several means. An AC adapter (included) can be used when 120V AC current is available. Rechargeable internal batteries, also included, will operate the LEDs all night on a single charge from the AC adapter. An auxiliary battery adapter (optional) is available and will power the LED base 8 hours per night for a two full weeks on 4 AA alkaline batteries. And an optional solar charger with internal NiMH battery set also can be used to power and/or recharge the LED base as well as most other battery powered devices you use, which beats the cost of any conventional batteries even when purchased at a deep discount.

Unequalled Effectiveness: Berkey® purifiers using the Black Berkey® purification elements are proven to reduce pathogenic bacteria (including E. Coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Giardia and Cryptosporidium) by 99.99999%. The Berkey Light® System has been tested with the highest pathogenic contamination levels that can be produced in a laboratory. When contamination levels exceed one billion pathogens per liter of water (10,000 times the density of contamination used in the standard test protocol for bacteriological removal) they're classified as "TNTC" (too numerous to count.) Under normal testing protocol, one pathogenic organism is tested at a time, each with a fresh purifying element. For this test, however, the laboratory was directed to combine three separate pathogenic TNTC cultures. Tested under this extreme contamination level, absolutely no pathogens were able to make it through the purification elements. The laboratory then incubated the water, and nothing grew. When the filtered water was viewed under an electron microscope not even in-viable (dead) microbes were detectable — nothing was present but pure H2O. Furthermore, contaminants reduced to below-detectable-limits include Trihalomethanes, Radon 222, and volatile organic compounds including Benzene, 2,4-D, Heptachlor, MTBE, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene and Toulene, among many others.

Dimensions: 9"D x 26.5"H with base (21"H w/o base)

Capacity: 2.75 gallons

Flow Rate: 4.25 gallons per hour when full (102 gallons in 24 hours.)The flow rate of all gravity filters is highest when prefiltered tank is full.

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What About Viruses?
Black Berkey® filtration systems are an integral part of the ideal solution for treating virus-contaminated water supplies. The accepted standard for using chlorine to kill waterborne viruses is 2 PPM (2 parts of chlorine per 1 million parts of water.) 2 PPM is achieved by adding 8 drops of straight chlorine (common chlorine bleach) to 1 gallon of water. For "good measure" the recommendation is often made to use up to 16 drops per gallon. But what if you don't want to ingest all of that chlorine? Berkey® Purifiers answer this dilemma. Black Berkey® elements remove the chlorine from the treated water after the chlorine has completely killed any viruses present. You're left with only what you want... ultra pure, ultra safe, great tasting water!

I'm so happy to have discovered Pleasant Hill Grain. Not only do you have an excellent selection and variety of quality products, but the prices and customer service are great. No hype, just good old fashioned integrity and service. My hat is off to your company and its principles. I'll recommend you to my friends and acquaintances. Catherine Arias, San Jose CA

Berky® Stainless Purifier Systems


Big Berkey® Water Filter

Berky® Stainless Purifying Systems with Black Berkey® Purifying Elements

Two-piece stainless steel filter housings nest for compact storage or travel.

By British Berkafeld
Berky® Water Purifiers in Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is the classic look of Berky® water systems. These durable, beautiful stainless icons of purity have produced safe water for millions of people around the globe for decades. Equipped with the new Black Berky® purifying elements, Berky® Stainless purifying systems function at the same incredible rate of efficiency as the Berky Light® systems shown above. The wide range of available sizes makes a stainless system ideal for many Berky® users.

Unequalled Effectiveness: Berky® purifiers using the Black Berky® purification elements are proven to reduce pathogenic bacteria (including E. Coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Giardia and Cryptosporidium) by 99.99999%. The Berky Light® System has been tested with the highest pathogenic contamination levels that can be produced in a laboratory. When contamination levels exceed one billion pathogens per liter of water (10,000 times the density of contamination used in the standard test protocol for bacteriological removal) they're classified as "TNTC" (too numerous to count.) Under normal testing protocol, one pathogenic organism is tested at a time, each with a fresh purifying element. For this test, however, the laboratory was directed to combine three separate pathogenic TNTC cultures. Tested under this extreme contamination level, absolutely no pathogens were able to make it through the purification elements. The laboratory then incubated the water, and nothing grew. When the filtered water was viewed under an electron microscope not even in-viable (dead) microbes were detectable — nothing was present but pure H2O. Furthermore, contaminants reduced to below-detectable-limits include Trihalomethanes, Radon 222, and volatile organic compounds including Benzene, 2,4-D, Heptachlor, MTBE, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene and Toulene, among many others.

The Black Berky® filter formulation has been tested by State & EPA accredited laboratories to exceed EPA & ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol. Click to see test results from the University of Arizona, Spectrum Labs and the LSU Department of Toxicology and Environmental Science.

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Choose from five sizes of Berkey® Stainless Systems shown below.


Berkey Light Stainless Systems Crown Berkey

Crown Berkey®

Stainless Water Purifier
with Black Berkey®
Purifying Elements

Two-piece stainless steel filter housings nest for compact storage or travel.

By British Berkifeld
Crown Berkey® with Black Berkey® Water Purification Elements

Crown Berkey® Capacity & Flow Rate: The Crown is the largest Berkey® system. It comes equipped with two Black Berkey® purifying elements, and can accept a maximum of eight elements. Lower storage tank capacity is 6 gallons. Flow rate is 6.5 gallons per hour with two elements. The Crown Berkey® system, when configured with eight Black Berkey® purification elements, can purify up to 650 gallons per day (~27 gallons per hour) when the upper chamber is full. This is enough to provide for up to 325 people on a sustained basis and up to 1300 people on a short-term emergency basis.

Dimensions: 11"D x 30"H (20"H when nested for storage or transport)

Element Life Span: Click for info on lifetime gallonage of each Black Berkey® purifier element, below.

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Big Berkey Water Filter Purifier

Big Berkey®

Stainless Water Purifier
with Black Berkey®
Purifying Elements


Two-piece stainless steel filter housings nest for compact storage or travel.

Big Berkey® with Black Berkey® Water Purification Elements

Big Berkey® Capacity & Flow Rate: The Big Berkey® is the fourth-largest Berkey® system. It comes equipped with two Black Berkey® purifying elements, and can accept a maximum of four elements. Lower storage tank capacity is 2.25 gallons. Flow rate is 4 gallons per hour with two elements. The Big Berkey® system, when configured with four Black Berkey® purification elements, can purify up to 190 gallons per day (~8 gallons per hour) when the upper chamber is full. Along with the Royal Berkey®, the Big Berkey® is one of our most popular Berkefeld water purifiers.

Dimensions: 8.5"D x 19.25"H assembled for use (13"H when nested for storage or transport)

Element Life Span:
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Big Berkey w/Black Berkey Elements:

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Travel Berkey Water Purifier

Travel Berkey®
Stainless Water Purifier
with Black Berkey®
Purifying Elements


Two-piece stainless steel filter housings nest for compact storage or travel.


By British Berkefeld
Travel Berkey® with Black Berkey® Water Purification Elements

Travel Berkey® Capacity & Flow Rate:
The Travel Berkey is the smallest and most compact Berkey® system. It comes equipped with two Black Berkey® purifying elements, which the maximum it can accommodate. Lower storage tank capacity is 1.5 gallons. Flow rate is 2.75 gallons per hour with two elements. The Travel Berkey® system can purify up to 66 gallons per day when the upper chamber is full.

The Travel Berkey® system
nests to a size of just 7.5" x 12", compact enough to fit in a suitcase. The Travel Berkey is the perfect choice when mobility is a key concern.

Dimensions: 7.5"D x 18"H (12"H when nested for storage or transport)

Element Life Span: See info on lifetime gallonage of each Black Berkey® purifier element, below.

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