The Berkey

Blemished Royal Berkey Water Filter (3.25 gal)

Regular price $ 244.00

Blemished Royal Berkey​ Systems: Same Great Performance at Special Price($61 Off)

The versatile Royal Berkey System is ideal for use at home with medium-sized families, travel, outdoor activities, or 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.

The 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 only; there are no functional or performance defects with these systems
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel 
  • This system comes standard with two Black Berkey Purification Elements but can be expanded to 4
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel 
  • Storage capacity of about 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters)
  • Upper chamber nests within lower chamber for transport and stands only 15.25" in height
  • Maximum Filters: 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements (in upper chamber)
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chamber, 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable up to 4), 1 stainless steel lid, 1 spigot, 2 wingnuts, 2 washers, 1 priming button,2 blocking plugs, 1 rubber gasket to protect the base
  • Height when in use: 23"
  • Diameter: 9.5"
  • Weight: 8 lbs empty
  • Serves: 2-6 people
  • Maximum Filtration Flow Rate:
    • Configured with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Royal Berkey System can purify up to 4 gallons (15.1 liters) per hour
    • Configured with 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Royal Berkey System can purify up to 8 gallons (30.3 liters) per hour
  • Up to 4 Berkey PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements 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

Based on 220 reviews
Best feature EVER

An amazing system! Everyone should invest in a Berkey system!
It’s the best easiest precaution you can buy.


The water in my town is not the best. With my Royal Berky it is always good and I have enough to make coffee . I am VERY PLEASED!

Good insurance

We live in the country and have our own water well. But if we lose electricity, the water will stop. I have peace of mind to know that if necessary we can dip water out of our pond and have good drinking water.

Great product

I’ve always wanted a Berkey and finally bit the bullet and bought one. So far I’m very pleased. I’m slightly upset at how the system doesn’t rid of fluoride very much and that was a main reason I bought the system. I’m considering the fluoride filters in the near future.

Great product!

I am very happy with my Royal Berkey. My wife was a bit pissed I spent $450 on a water filter (I also bought 2 additional filter elements) but she’ll get over it! We have a few friends with Berkeys and I’ve always really liked the quality and simplicity of them. We are about to remodel the kitchen and you can bet I’ll make a special spot for it!