Black Berkey® Purification Elements

Powerful Purifiers
Berkey® systems equipped with Black Berkey® Purification Elements reduce up to 99.999% of viruses and 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria in freshwater sources, 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.

A pair of Black Berkey® Purification Elements lasts for up to 6,000 gallons before needing replacement. Each additional pair of elements (sold separately) adds an additional 6,000 gallons of purification power to your system.

Elements not for use with saltwater sources or softened water.

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Additional Information


  • Berkey® Water Systems uses independent third-party labs to test a broad range of potential contaminants, and has conducted Extreme Testing for lead and PFCs in order to show the effectiveness of our Black Berkey® Purification Elements.
  • Re-cleanable and self-sterilizing during the life of the element.
  • Accept no substitutes! These are the original factory replacement elements made by the official manufacturer, Berkey® Water Systems.
  • Elements can also be used to upgrade most other gravity-fed water filter systems
  • Lifespan in gallons: purifies approximately 6,000 gallons per pair

Included in the box:

  • 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements
  • Two washers
  • Two wing nuts
  • Priming button

Black Berkey® Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA.

Black Berkey® Purification Elements are covered under the NMCL Limited Prorated Warranty: 2 Years
The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are covered under a 2-year limited prorated warranty, calculated in 6-month intervals. This means you may be charged a prorated amount to replace the elements after an extended period of time.

Prices calculated below represent prorated rates for 1 pair of elements:

  • 0-6 Months: Free Replacement
  • 7-12 Months: $32
  • 13-18 Months: $64
  • 19-24 Months: $96

Warranty period begins from the date of receipt of the product by the original purchaser.

Warranty Exclusions:
The following actions will void your warranty coverage:

  • Purchasing from a non-authorized seller.
  • Using the product not in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations or instructions.
  • Storing Black Berkey® Purification Elements in a manner not approved by New Millennium Concepts, Ltd.
  • Breaking or damaging Berkey® Products due to dropping, carelessness, cleaning or general mishandling as determined by New Millennium Concepts, Ltd.
  • Failing to remove the Black Berkey® Purification Elements from the system prior to transporting or moving the system, resulting in broken stems.
  • Freezing the elements.
  • Using a potato peeler or other instrument to damage or disrupt the carbon of the element.
  • Using the water from a water softening system.
  • Using water from a humidifier.
  • Using salt water.

From FAQs to troubleshooting, you will find a range of options available at Berkey® Support & Service- Customer service for Berkey® productsLook for the chat icon on your screen to contact a live agent during support hours.