The Imperial Berkey Water Filter is one of Berkey’s bestsellers, and it’s become synonymous with clean drinking water.
The 4.5 gallon water purification system has several features that make it appropriate for use in different situations. While it’s something you can depend on at home, the Imperial is just as reliable when you’re on the road.
Specifications for the Imperial Berkey® System
- The 4.5 gallon Imperial Berkey® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey®Purification Elements, and is ideal for 4-8 people for everyday use
- Holds up to 4.5 gallons of purified water
- Includes 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements standard
- Expandable to 6 Black Berkey® Purification Elements total
- System is 10″ in diameter x 26″ in height
- Shipping weight: approximately 12 lbs.
- AISI 304 stainless steel construction
Benefits of the Imperial Berkey Water Filter
The standard Imperial Berkey Water Filter system is capable of producing 5.5 gallons (20.8 L) of filtered water per hour. If you expand the Elements to six the Imperial will generate up to 16.5 gallons (62.5 L) of pure, clean water per hour.
Furthermore, the Imperial allows you to install PF-2 arsenic and fluoride reduction filters inside the lower chamber.
Because the Imperial is compact (less than 10 inches wide), you can put it on your countertop and it won’t take up too much space.
The fact that it purifies water quickly is a plus especially if there’s an emergency or if you want to purify the water coming out of your well.
Because the system is made from stainless steel, expect the Imperial to service you for years to come. Given the company’s reputation for reliable products, the Imperial should work fine even if you use it on a regular basis.
Finally, Berkey® designed the system in such a way that it only removes the pathogens in water without eliminating the nutrients.
Included in The Box
- Upper and lower stainless steel chambers
- 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements
- 1 stainless steel lid, knob and screw
- 1 spigot, rubber gasket to protect the base
- 2 wing nuts, 2 washers
- 1 priming button
- 4 blocking plugs
The Gold Standard in Gravity-Fed Water Purification
Berkey® Systems equipped with Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove greater than 99.999% of viruses and greater than 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria, while also removing or dramatically reducing protozoa, trihalomethanes, inorganic minerals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, VOCs, petroleum products, perfluorinated chemicals, rust, silt, sediment and even radiologicals.
Each pair of long-lasting Black Berkey® Purification Elements can treat up to 6,000 gallons (or about 5 years of typical use) before needing replacement.
If desired, Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements may be installed on each Black Berkey® Purification Element.
7 Reasons the Imperial Berkey is a Must-Have
Black Berkey® Lab Results
The Imperial Berkey Water Filter is second only to the Crown in terms of capacity, so if you don’t need a unit the size of the Crown, the Imperial will do.
Easy to use and practical, it’s a system you’ll want to have around not just for emergencies but for purifying the water you drink every day.
Berkey® stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts. Black Berkey® Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA.
Not available in CA or IA.