Berkey water filters are known as being some of the best water filters ever designed which the price also reflects, they are not cheap.
Before we get started I just wanted to quickly give our readers a little information about the company behind the original Berkey Water Filter.
Who Are Berkey?
Berkey is a family-owned company operating out of the USA in a farming community just East of Pueblo, Colorado and was started out of a passion for protecting others and raising awareness about how safe our drinking water really is.
Their filters use a natural process to remove harmful contaminants and returning your water to its natural state. They started producing these filters back in the late 90’s with one goal that they are still achieving today. That goal? To make sure that every customer was a happy one.
Since the first Berkey Water Filter was released to the customers they have expanded their line of filters and other products. These are actually more of a purifier than a filter as the Berkey Water Filter also removes bacteria and viruses that your typical filters cannot.
Can You Really Make a Berkey Water Filtration System?
Yes you can and it’s actually quite a simple process to follow. While this tutorial does use genuine Berkey filters, you could slash the price even further by going for a cheaper alternative but I prefer to stick to the genuine filters.
Once you have your filters all you really need is some food grade buckets that will be used as a substitute for the stainless steel containers of the originals and around an hour of your time.
Alright, let’s get into it…
What Materials Do I Need?
Start off by taking the time to gather the following required tools and materials before moving forward:
- 2 x 5-gallon food grade plastic buckets with lids – restaurants and bakeries often throw these away so if you ask and are allowed to take them, take as many as you can and stock up as there are lots of things that they can come in use for.
- 2 x black Berkey filter elements
- Any spigot of your choice
- Standard drill with 7/16″ and 3/4″ bit