The Berkey

Royal Berkey Water Filter - 3.25 Gallons

Sale price $ 305.00 Regular price $ 445.00

The Royal Berkey water filter is larger in size. Its larger capacity is more suitable for use at home with large families, travel, outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies (or for people with high water usage).

*Due to state regulations, we are currently not shipping this product to California or Iowa

About Royal Berkey: 

  • The versatile Royal Berkey system is ideal for use at home with medium-sized families, travel, outdoor activities, or during unexpected emergencies
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel 
  • Storage capacity of about 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters)
  • Upper chamber nests within the 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, 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
  • For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 2-4 people
  • Fully configured, this system can serve up to 100-200 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 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 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
  • Set of 2 Black Berkey filters 
  • Standard spigot
  • 2 blocking plugs
  • 1 stainless steel lid
  • 2 wingnuts
  • 2 washers
  • 1 priming button
  • 1 rubber gasket to protect the base

The Royal Berkey system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts, and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes.

This system is so powerful that it can seriously remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance. 

With this system, you can use up to 4 Black Berkey purification elements, though this particular one includes 2. With the 2 Black Berkey elements, it can purify up to 4 gallons per hour, while with 4 Black, Berkey elements you can have up to 8 gallons of filtered drinking water per hour.

*Due to state regulations, we are currently not shipping this product to California or Iowa.


 More About the Royal Berkey:


3.25 gallons (12.3 liters)

Diameter 9.5”
Filter Capacity Up to 4 Black Berkey (upper) + 4 Fluoride Filters (lower)
Flow Rate 4 Gallons per hour under regular use conditions when starting full. Max Filtration Flow Rate up to 8 Gallons per hour (4 Elements)

24" (Includes lid and knob)

Portability The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 15.25” in height.
Serves 2-4 People normal everyday use
Fully configured, this system can serve up to 100-200 people a day, during an emergency
Weight 8 lbs empty
Fluoride Removal

Up to 4 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%.


For a complete list of contaminants that Berkey Water filter reduced/removed and the Laboratory Results of our filters, please click here.


Why You Need Royal Berkey Water Filter in Your Home

When it comes to the trusted filtration system, our Berkey systems have been supported by worldwide customers. In fact, the Berkey has become a trusted name in more than 100 countries across the globe.

That is actually not at all surprising since Berkey is not only effective in purifying water sources, it is also quite efficient as well.

Berkey water filters are usually very versatile products, and they were not only designed for home, but they were also designed to be portable to make it easy for you to bring them along on your outdoor adventures.

The Berkey systems also do not require any special equipment or electricity to make them work, and it is just pure gravity, they can also purify not only treated water but also untreated raw ones from the lakes and other natural sources.

The Royal Berkey Water Filter

If you need a water filter system for your home that could cater to your whole family, then the Royal Berkey is a good choice. This filter system is a bit bigger than the Big Berkey since it was designed to be a step up the size.

This water filter system is actually the result of a lot of customer feedbacks saying that Big Berkey cannot really keep up with the water demands of their family because although they are just a family with a normal size, their water consumption and demands were higher than normal because of a unique lifestyle. 

We have listened to what our customers have to, and we found out that this group does not only use water for drinking but also for other things like cooking, plants and their pets.

People in this household could also have an active lifestyle that requires them to consume more water than the normal.

People in this group needed a Berkey filter that could offer a much larger capacity, and so the Royal Berkey Water Filter was made.

Like all other Berkey Water Filter system, the Royal Berkey can remove 99.99 percent of water contaminants.

It can filter out harmful bacteria, cysts, harmful mineral, organic solvents, harmful chemicals and parasites in your drinking water.

Although this is a very powerful water purifier, it still leaves the entire healthy mineral in the water that we are going to need.

It’s storage capacity s 12.3 liters or 3.25 gallons, and the purification elements can also be expanded to four so that it could purify up to 30.3 liters or 8 gallons of water in an hour.

The Royal Berkey water filtration system is ideal for larger families and people leading an active lifestyle with more demands for clean and healthy drinking water.

Royal Berkey Purification Elements

The Royal Berkey has two Black Berkey Purification Elements, and you must know that it is more powerful than any of the gravity filter element that is currently available in the market.

When tests, the purification elements incredibly removed 99.99 percent of the contaminants, there were no pathogens detected even when tested under an electron microscope.

Each of the purification element can last you up until approximately 3,000 gallons, so for a set of two, that will give you approximately 6,000 gallons of clean and safe water, that means that those two filters could last you for many years making the Royal Berkey water filter system not only a good choice for a home filtration system but also a smart and affordable one since it could help you save money in the long run.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 140 reviews
Love the new flavor of my water!

I had done some research on the Berkey years ago, but not being able to afford it, wasn't able to buy one. Each time I received the water report, I prayed for a Berkey. Now I own one and couldn't be happier. I can't even find where the blemish is! The flavor of the water is fresh, delicious, clean and reminds me of the water at the birth of a mountain river in my country of origin. Thanks so much for making this filter that is now a member of this family.

Can't live with out it!

We snagged our Berkey during the Black Friday Sale and we are so happy we did. The whole family can tell the difference between Berkey water (excellent taste, no weird smells) and any other water we may encounter such as restaurants, water fountains, etc. My son won't even drink water from their school fountains any longer and takes his water bottle full of filter water to school. Great filtration system, I would definitely recommend to anyone asking!

Worth it

The way water should taste! I purchased a blemished unit and i'm not even sure if there is a mark on it. In great shape and works wonderfully

It DOES make a difference! The nose knows

It took a glass of water purified with our Royal Berkey with ice filtered by the EveryDrop system fitted to our refrigerator/icemaker to realize what a huge difference the Berkey makes. I normally drink water at room temp straight from the Berkey, but on a recent all-day road trip I decided to add ice to my travel mug. I couldn't make myself drink that iced water because just smelling it as I put lips to mug made me realize how much chlorine and other odorous stuff the Berkey is removing. That was a convincing moment. I read the certifications and knew in my head how effective the Berkey is at removing contaminants, but now I know in my nose. We still have a few issues to sort out (e.g. needing to empty the Berkey and purge filters when away for a couple weeks) but I suspect a phone call to The Berkey will help. The filter is faster than I expected and does what I wanted it to do: I'm still not sold on reverse osmosis filters that remove minerals that I would need to add back to my water


Love the Berkey however I believe the spout should come with the glass tube that lets you see how much water is in the Berkey so you know when to refill it.