[High Quality Water Dispensers & Gravity Water Filters Online] Epic Water Systems
[High Quality Water Dispensers & Gravity Water Filters Online] Epic Water Systems
[High Quality Water Dispensers & Gravity Water Filters Online] Epic Water Systems
[High Quality Water Dispensers & Gravity Water Filters Online] Epic Water Systems
[High Quality Water Dispensers & Gravity Water Filters Online] Epic Water Systems

Royal Berkey® System (3.25 gal)

$308.00 Sale price

Why Berkey-Royal Berky-epic water systemsThis product cannot be sold in California or Iowa. If you live in one of these states you should take a look at the Berkey Light®Travel Berkey®, or our line of La NaturalStefani, and AquaCera water filter systems.

  • This system comes standard with Black Berkey® Purification Elements 
  • 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 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, 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (expandable up to 4), 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
  • 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 7 gallons ( 26.5 liters) per hour
  • Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters can be installed in the lower chamber if desired

The Berkey® stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA.


Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Unbelievable product value and filter lifespan

I confess I didn't do TOO much research on Berkey before purchasing; I was looking for a replacement for our Brita system and a friend had done some exhaustive research and recommended Berkey. Imagine my surprise when the package showed up, I read the fine print, and realized I'd purchased water filters that I expect to last my husband and I ELEVEN YEARS at our current rate of usage. I wish I had bought one years ago. The water tastes amazing, the filtering is actually meaningful and not just cosmetic, and the setup was a breeze thanks to the brand's videos on YouTube. Everyone should have one. And for what it's worth, it also looks gorgeous in my farmhouse-style kitchen. Thanks so much!! I'll be buying a smaller size for travel. Oh and for what it's worth, we opted to get one size larger than what was recommended for our family size, since we do a lot of cooking and canning and many times need many quarts of water at once. In retrospect, we probably didn't need to size up after all, so I'd say that you can trust the recommendations on this site as far as size goes.

Wow! Perfection!

It was a bit of a process to get everything connected and get it all ready for drinking but omg it makes the water taste so clean! It is wonderful! There is simply not a more affordable alternative that takes out ALL the junk from polluted city water. We are impressed with the Royal Burkey. I would NOT go smaller for two people. Its perfect!

Clean, Fresh, Sweet Water!

We have private well water that is very high in iron. Water turns orange within 5 minutes of hitting the air and tastes very "bloody" or some say like "metal". We were tired of buying cases of bottled water. It was becoming very expensive, my recycling bin was always overflowing, and lugging so many heavy cases into the house was becoming overwhelming; not to mention trying to find somewhere to store them and many times, water was sold out in store! After checking every review we could, we decided the Berkey, in the long run, would make sense in every aspect. The water is orange on top, but the water comes out crystal clear, fresh, and sweet tasting. Name brand water tastes horrible now compared to the Berkey filtered water. Best investment ever!

Water Tastes Clean

We recently moved into a house on well water that smells VERY strongly of hydrogen sulfide (sulfur), which as I understand it is relatively safe but to me completely unpalatable. After a lot of research I settled on a Berkey, even calling the companies that do their testing to make sure they were real tests. I haven't tested the filtered/purified water since our well water was tested to be safe from bacteria but I can say it takes out the sulfur smell and taste.

The frustrating part: it clogged within three weeks. I performed a red dye test and it passed, and was helpful because it showed me one of the white plugs was leaking. But after 2 1/2 weeks of probably 5 gallons per day it slowed to an occasional drip when it got down to about a gallon in the upper chamber. I removed the filters and scrubbed them down with a non-abrasive scotchbrite pad. That sped it up a bit, but it's still very slow. I assume I need to scrub a little more. I'm planning on getting a pre-filter of some sort since I found a coating of sediment in the upper chamber. I have to pull my water from before the water softener (I believe according to Berkey softened water going through the black elements voids their warranty) so it has no filter from the well. I had to do it a second time about 2 weeks later, too.

Otherwise, I would recommend it- with the caveat that it could be doing nothing other than changing the taste (and the taste is very good). But at some point I decided to trust the posted tests and various YouTube reviews.

Both of the black elements came with small chips (maybe 1/4" by 1/8" off the top edge of element) that I figured didn't matter, but it did annoy me.

I highly recommend the sight glass to go along with it.

I fill it to the top every time so I get the most filtering capacity out of as much of the filter as possible. I wish they would make them able to flipped - add a second outlet on top and have a plug for it. Otherwise the bottom half of the filter gets used mu...

Top mid sized system

This is a great system for a family of 4 or 5 people.