The Berkey

Blemished Imperial Berkey Water Filter (4.5 gal)

Regular price $ 268.00

Blemished Imperial Berkey​ Systems: Same Great Performance at Special Price($67 Off)

The versatile Imperial Berkey System is the ideal system for use with mid to large-sized families, small groups and during unexpected emergencies


Blemished systems enable you to enjoy economic savings while being assured that the performance of your Berkey​ system has by no means been compromised. Cosmetically blemished Berkey​ systems come with the same warrantied Black Berkey​ Purification Elements that have made Berkey​ Water Filter the leader in the industry.

Blemished Berkey​ systems are identified by a distinctive “B” stamped on the upper and lower stainless steel chambers, which indicates that the chambers ARE NOT warrantied against cosmetic defects.

However, the ​Black Berkey​ Purification Elements carry the standard 2-year pro-rated limited warranty,​ which provides you with the same performance and longevity that you would experience with any of our non-blemished Berkey​ systems.

Berkey stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts. The Black Berkey Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA.

  • The Black Berkey Purification Elements are the only part of this product that is covered under the manufacturer’s warranty
  • Blemished systems are sold as is - no refunds or exchanges on blemished canisters
  • These systems are slightly blemished with a minor cosmetic dent or scratch on the stainless steel canister only; there are no functional or performance defects with these systems
  • This system comes standard with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements but can be expanded to 4 or 6 elements
  • Constructed with highly polished AISI stainless steel 
  • Upper chamber nests within lower chamber for transport and stands only 17" in height
  • Storage capacity of about 4.5 gallons (17 liters)
  • Maximum Filters: 6 Black Berkey Purification Elements (in upper chamber)
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers, 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable to 4 or 6), 1 stainless steel lid, 2 washers, 2 wingnuts, 4 blocking plugs, 1 priming button,1 spigot, 1 rubber gasket to protect the base
  • Height when in use: 26"
  • Weight: 10 lbs empty
  • Diameter: 10"
  • Serves: 4-8 people
  • Maximum Filtration Flow Rate:
    • Configured with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Imperial Berkey System can produce up to 5.5 gallons (20.8 liters) of purified water per hour
    • Configured with 6 Black Berkey Purification Elements, Imperial Berkey System can produce up to 16.5 gallons (62.5 liters) of purified water per hour
  •    Up to 6 Berkey PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters can be installed in the lower chamber if desired

* Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines.

Customer Reviews

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H.S.
Blemished model has no effect on function.
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P.A.
Exactly what I needed.
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J.M.
Excellent product and even if blemished
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r.j.
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