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Black Berkey® Elements
Our unique Black Berkey® Elements are made from a proprietary blend of media designed to work synergistically and target specific contaminants that far exceed the reduction capabilities of filters that are solely composed of activated carbon or ceramic materials, and are backed by independent third-party testing. The gold standard in gravity-fed water filtration, authentic Black Berkey® Elements are capable of greater contaminant reduction and a longer lifespan than virtually any of the other filter elements on the market, and are an economical choice, averaging just pennies per gallon of filtered water.
Berkey® systems equipped with Black Berkey® Elements mechanically extract waterborne pathogens while dramatically reducing protozoa, trihalomethanes, inorganic minerals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, VOCs, petroleum products, perfluorinated chemicals, rust, silt, sediment and even radiologicals.
Berkey® Systems were originally designed for extreme use for emergency preparedness and off-grid activities, and are also now used every day in millions of homes around the world by discerning, health-conscious consumers who have declared water independence. We recommend replacing Black Berkey® Elements every 3,000 gallons (6,000 per set of 2 elements). Elements may require replacement sooner based upon the quality of influent water.