Imperial Berkey Water Filter - 4.5 Gallons
The Imperial Berkey is another filter designed to meet the needs of larger groups of people. Berkey increased the size of the upper and lower container and increased the diameter of the lower container to accommodate up to 6 filter elements.
- This system comes standard with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements, but can be expanded up to 4 or 6 elements.
- The versatile Imperial Berkey system is the ideal system for use with mid to large-sized families, small groups, and during unexpected emergencies
- Constructed with highly polished AISI stainless steel
- Upper chamber nests within the 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, 1 stainless steel lid, 2 washers, 2 wingnuts, 1 priming button,1 spigot, 1 rubber gasket to protect the base
- Height when in use: 26"
- Diameter: 10"
- Weight: 10 lbs empty
- For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 4-8 people
- Fully configured, this system can serve up to 200-400 people a day, during an emergency
- Each Black Berkey Filter is designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons of water before needing replacement; 2 filters in a Berkey system will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended
- 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, the Imperial Berkey system can produce up to 16.5 gallons (62.5 liters) of purified water per hour
- Up to 6 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters can be installed in the lower chamber if desired
This system comes standard with the following:
- Upper and lower stainless steel chambers
- 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable to 4 or 6)
- 1 stainless steel lid
- 2 washers
- 2 wingnuts
- 1 priming button
- 1 spigot
- 1 rubber gasket to protect the base
The body of the unit is made of extremely durable stainless steel; Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the system comes complete with two Black Berkey purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. So not just the unit will last you a long time, but you can also be sure that the whole unit will withstand time and heavy usage.
This versatile system is powerful in purifying both treated water and untreated raw water.
It can seriously remove hundreds of contaminants: Bacteria and parasites, heavy metals like lead and mercury, VOCs and toxic chemicals like benzene, chlorine, and chromium-6, pesticides, pharmaceutical drugs, and more, to levels higher than 99.99%.
More About the Imperial Berkey:
4.5 gallons (17 liters)
|Filter Capacity||Up to 6 Black Berkey (upper) + 6 Fluoride Filters (lower)|
|Flow Rate||5.5 Gallons per hour under regular use conditions when starting full. Max Filtration Flow Rate up to 16.5 Gallons per hour (6 Elements)|
27” (Includes lid and knob)
|Portability||The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 17” in height|
4-8 People everyday use
|Weight||10 lbs empty|
|Fluoride Removal||Up to 6 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired.|
Berkey Water Filters can remove:
- Fluoride - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Viruses – Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Pathogenic Bacteria - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Lead - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Arsenic - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Iron - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Mercury - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Chlorine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Trihalomethane(THMs) – Removed to greater than 99.8%.
- Bisphenol-A - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Chloramines - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Pharmaceuticals - Removed to greater than 99.5%.
- Petroleum Contaminants - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Methylcyclohexane-methane - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Pesticides - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Heavy Metals - Removed to greater than 99.1%.
- Coliform and e-Coli - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Atrazine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
- Uranium - Removed to greater than 97.0%.
- Gross Alpha emitters - Removed to greater than 98.7%.
Key points on the Black Berkey Purification Elements:
- A leader in gravity-fed water purification
- Its formulation has been tested by State, and EPA-accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53
- Re-cleanable and self-sterilizing during the life of the element
- 2 Black Berkey elements will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended
- Berkey elements are designed not to remove beneficial minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
- Elements come with a 2-year, prorated warranty
Click Here for a complete list of contaminants that the Berkey Water filter reduced/removed and the Laboratory Results of our filters.
Imperial Berkey Water Filter and Why You Need It
When it comes to water filters, The Berkey is on a mission, and that is to provide the water filter needs of every individual and every family.
That is why Berkey water filters are available in different sizes and built for different reasons, but all of them have only one goal, to provide clean, potable, safe, and healthy drinking water for all people.
If you are looking for a Berkey water filter that can serve a medium-sized group, the Imperial Berkey Water Filter is ideal for you. The Imperial Berkey Water Filter can serve about 4 to 8 people, and it can hold approximately 4 and a half gallons of water.
The Imperial Berkey Water Filter
This is truly a powerful system, and it can purify, not just filter treated water that comes from your faucet.
One of the most useful advantages that Berkey water filter user gets is that they do not need electricity, any special equipment, or specialized knowledge to use this water filter.
Berkey water filters come with easy-to-follow instructions, all you really have to do is attach the water filter to the water and then gravity will do its work.
The tap water will go through the powerful filters of the Imperial Berkey, and then you already get cleaner, safer, and healthier drinking water.
When you go outdoors, the Imperial Berkey water filter can be a great companion, not only because it is easy to carry and use even in remote areas but also because Imperial Berkey Water Filter can also purify water from untreated raw sources, like lakes and ponds.
The Purifying Power of Imperial Berkey
The Imperial Berkey has been configured with two Black Berkey purification elements, and this water filter system can purify up to 5 and a half gallons of water in an hour.
Those 5 and a half gallons can be increased to 16 and a half gallons per hour because Imperial Berkey’s purification elements can be expanded up to 6.
The Imperial Berkey water purifier was built with 304 highly polished stainless steel along with its state-of-the-art purification element, and its system has a storage capacity of 4 and a half gallons.
Its purification system is so powerful that it can remove 99.99% of contaminants like cysts, pathogenic bacteria, organic solvents, herbicides, pesticides, trihalomethane, and a lot more.
It can also reduce nitrates and nitrites as well as unhealthy minerals like lead and mercury.
Why You Should Get the Imperial Berkey
To ensure their family’s safety, a lot of people choose to purchase bottled water for their drinking water at home without even realizing their home and the water company might just have the same water source, the only difference is that the water bottle that they purchased from the store was purified by their water filtering system.
If you purchase a water filter for your home, choose the one that you are sure can be trusted and can do a great job at serving your family healthy drinking water, so that you no longer have to waste your money on bottled water.
The Imperial Berkey Water Filter is a trusted household and outdoor name, and it has been tested and proven to be very powerful in purifying treated and untreated water sources.
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We love our Berkey. My 11 year old was able to assemble it for us. We love how good the water tastes and it's better for the environment than all those water bottles people think they need to buy for clean water.
Relatively easy to set up and get working. Don't drink the first container of filtered water. Probably ok but tastes...off. Water produced by this unit has a clean, polished taste. We're using water out of the tap with lots of chlorine in it and there is no chlorine taste or smell in purified water.
We have the 4.5 gal system using 4 black filters, so it produces water quickly. The only complaint is that it states it will hold 4.5 gal but 3.5 gal fills it up, so maybe they sent us the wrong unit. The rating is for purification function. Would give one star less for the capacity discrepancy, but what the heck.
Berkey was recommended to me by my daughter. I was filling my 2 qt filtered pitcher 4 to 5 times a day. Love the Berkey but wish it had a viewing window to prevent overfilling.
This Berkey water filter is in no way functionally different from unblemished filters. Operations is the same and warranty is the same. Cost is spot on for the product received.
I purchased this Berkey water filter for emergencies. It doesn't get much use right now, but when the power goes out and the water pump doesn't work then my shallow dug well and the Berkey filter will be worth it's weight in gold.
We use this for our well water. We have a whole house filter with a softener, but with the berkey, we are able to filter out everything and the water tastes great. My only complaint is that we do not know when we will hit the 6000 gallon point with our filters. There is no way of knowing this unless you keep count of how many times you refill. Still also wondering if it chelates silver in the water, but cannot seem to get an answer on that.
Have had under sink reverse osmosis systems and have had home delivery of 5 gal bottles through a water supplier neither of which met my expectations for purity. The Berkey puts water back in your control. Excellent tasting and excellent purity. Easy to use.
We have good well water but concerned we might get some pollution, we bought the filter to make sure we were drinking good water. Love the filtered water. Two of us in the home most of the time and we got the 4.5 gallon filter, I would recommend this size as we are drinking more water and it needs to be filled frequently. For a family go bigger.
We purchased this Berkey because we were tired of pay for a water delivery service each month Without knowing the source of the water. So we finally made the decision to get it and truly love it. I can mot recommend it enough.