TYPE OF FILTER
This item is a set of 2 Replacement Black Berkey Water Purification Elements. They fit the Berkey Emergency Preparedness & Travel filters we sell – the Travel Berkey and the Berkey Light – and they fit other Berkey Purification Systems as well.
FOR WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES
Ideally suited for emergency and outdoor use, although it can be used anywhere. Can be used on untreated or treated water.WHAT IS FILTERED?
* heavy metals
* volatile organic compounds * herbicides
Tested to NSF Standards.
The Black Berkey® filter element had extensive testing at State & EPA accredited laboratories and far exceeds the EPA & ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol. The Black Berkey® filters have been Tested by the University of Phoenix, Spectrum Labs and the Department of Toxicology and Environmental Science Louisiana University.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
A set of 2 filters. If you want 4 filters, select the quantity of 2 sets.
Q. I have been using my system for about 6 months and the flow rate has slowed down considerably. Do I need to replace the filters?
No. Unlike many other filtration elements, the Berkey filter elements can be cleaned. What typically causes the filters to drip slowly is turbidity and sediment clogging the micro-pores of the elements. Simply remove the elements from your system, and clean the Black Berkey element by scrubbing the exterior of each element under running water with a green scrub pad (3M or ScotchBrite brand, etc.) or stiff toothbrush. It’s simple to do and takes less than a minute per element.