Reverse Osmosis Alternative
People seeking an alternative to a reverse osmosis system for a reliable source of clean water quickly discover that the Berkey®️ system is the market leader for convenient, off-grid water filtration. The Berkey®️ system removes a range of harmful contaminants, including chemicals and heavy metals, from nearly any water source. And it works 100% off grid: no electricity or water pressure required.
For larger households and organizations such as churches or hospitals, the Imperial Berkey®️ offers the powerful Berkey®️ technology in a bigger size for greater capacity. Manufactured from 304 stainless steel, the system can store roughly 4.5 gallons (17 liters), and fully assembled is 25.75” tall and 10” in diameter. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transporting, and stands just 17” in height.
When used with the two included Black Berkey®️ water elements, the system will purify up to 5.5 gallons (20.8 liters) per hour. For increased performance, the Imperial will accommodate up to six Black Berkey®️ Elements for a maximum output of 16.5 gallons (62.5 liters) per hour.
Don’t sweat the reliability! On top of the manufacturer’s guarantee, we include a lifetime warranty covering the stainless steel Berkey®️ canisters and included components (spigot, washers and wingnuts). This does not include the Black Berkey®️ Elements, which are covered by the manufacturer. (Click here to learn about our warranty policy.)
This System includes the New Berkey® Quick-Start Kit:
- Prime Rite™ Universal Adapter (Only for use with faucet)
- Prime Rite™ Fluoride Element Adapter
- Anti-Airlock Clip
- 2 Red Food Dye Vials
Download the Berkey Quick-Start Kit Instructions HERE.
About the Imperial Berkey System
- Canister manufactured from highly polished 304 stainless steel
- Diameter: 10”
- Fully assembled height: 25.75”
- Height when packed for transport: 17”
- Holding capacity: roughly 4.5 gallons (17 liters)
- Rate of production: more than 5.5 gallons per hour when using two Black Berkey®️ Elements (included in purchase); maximum rate of 16.5 gallons (62.5 liters) when using full complement of six Black Berkey®️ Elements
- Removes wide range of toxic substances from water
*Using Black Berkey® Purification Elements with water containing mineral salts, brackish water, or saltwater voids all warranties and returns.
First, I must say that it is a good product and I do recommend it. My wife can’t stand the taste of water from most all water filters but we recently moved to an area that has horrible water (no choice). We considered all types and manufacturers. Even though this type is expensive, I wanted to make sure we got something good and sometimes (not always) price does speak volumes. Well, that and the reviews. I do wish the metal was a little thicker and that the spout was sturdier but overall I (and my wife) are very satisfied. Another bonus is the ability to nest for storage/transport as my job requires frequent moves. I did have to make a slight adjustment to the hole for the spout. I had to simply flatten the ‘can’ slightly in that area – it was a case of a flat surface mating to a round surface. The rubber gasket supplied was too thin to make up the difference. No big deal really, and probably not necessary if I would have given it more time to settle.
John (verified owner) –
Being in the military we have to move quite regularly and sometimes that forces us to have to settle for a place to live. With that sometimes comes having to deal with different water situations. With our current situation the water we have has a distinct chlorine taste and smell to it. After getting the Imperial system set up it with the additional PP2 fluoride filters, I was eagerly looking forward to our first glass of water. I must admit I was not disappointed at all. We find that we are drinking more water as a family, which is better for us. It did take a little getting used to going to the filter instead of the faucet but wow what a difference it is. Even friends of ours comment that they like our water better.