Big Berkey Water Filter Review

Disclosure: I received a free product to review.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Big Berkey Water Filter

When I first began experiencing some of my health issues (what has now been diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome, hypothyroidism, and leaky gut syndrome), I looked into every possible cause of what could be contributing to my problems.

Although we were doing pretty well with taking baby steps to healthier eating, I really stepped up my efforts and tried to go all-out, making sure our food was only from the best sources and was the most nutritionally dense as possible.

But I didn’t improve.

My search continued, and I began to wonder if I was suffering from heavy metal toxicity.  Our house has old copper pipes, and many of my symptoms matched up with what I read about copper toxicity.

Whether that was the problem or not, I decided that I wanted to make sure our water was filtered.  Although we have well water and didn’t have to worry about added chlorine and fluoride, I knew there could possibly be parasites lurking in our water, and any number of harmful bacteria.

I had a couple relatives who used a Berkey water filter, one of which who lives in Brazil, where the water is so dirty that their filter gets so caked with gunk that it has to be cleaned off before water will filter through it again.

I did some more research, and found out that not only does the Berkey filter out all the bad stuff, but it leaves behind important minerals which many other filters remove.

What it removes:

  • bacteria
  • cysts
  • viruses
  • parasites
  • herbicides
  • pesticides
  • foul tastes
  • chemical contaminants
  • reduces heavy metals up to 95%

Is it affordable?

  • The Big Berkey water filter can be purchased for around $258.
  • Each filter lasts up to 3000 gallons, and since the Big Berkey comes with 2 filters, it will last up to 6000 gallons, for a total price of less than a penny per gallon!
  • If you have fluoridated water, you can purchase additional filtering elements to remove the fluoride, which will bring the price per gallon up to about 7 cents a gallon.
  • Berkey filters actually exceed EPA log 7 ANSI / NSF protocols for filtration and thus are rated as water purifiers, not just filters.  A water purifier is typically quite expensive and don’t last nearly as long as the Berkey filters before they have to be replaced.


Other benefits:

  •  Filter both treated and untreated water.  (You can filter your city water to remove contaminants or filter water from a stream or river to make it drinkable.)
  • No electricity required.  In case of emergency or power outage, having a Berkey filter on hand ensures a source of drinking water as long as you have access to a pond, river, or even a swimming pool.
  • Portable.  Take it along when you’re traveling to ensure a clean source of water whether you’re staying at a condo or camping in the wilderness.
  • Easy to test.  If you’re unsure of whether your filters need to be replaced, simply fill the upper chamber with water and add a teaspoon of red food coloring per gallon of water.  If the water comes through the filter clear, your filters do not need to be replaced.

 Our personal experience

I was so curious to find out whether I could taste any difference between water filtered with the Berkey and our well water.  I decided the best way to know for sure would be to do a blind taste test.

First my husband prepared two cups of water for me while I wasn’t looking.

Big Berkey Water Filter

Berkey Water Filter

Then I did the same for him.

Berkey water filter

Berkey water filter


Neither of us could tell any difference at all, which was actually fine with us since we have always loved the taste of our well water anyway.


Another day, I brought some city water home from my mom’s house and we did the same thing.  We both easily guessed which one had been filtered with the Berkey.  It was as if you could taste the additives in the city water, and once they were removed, the water tasted better.


The Big Berkey filter was a very good choice for our family.  It holds 2.25 gallons, which is just about the perfect amount of water for our family for one day.  I usually refill it right before I go to bed and the water lasts us until the next night.

Big Berkey Water Filter


I like the fact that it doesn’t take up very much room on the counter, and its stainless steel design looks attractive in my kitchen.

The kids and I are also happy with the fact that they are able to reach it easily and get their own drinks.

It’s not often that I give a product five stars on a review, but the Big Berkey hands down gets 5 stars based on the combination of its performance and price.

5 stars











  1. we’d love to have clean water sitting on the counter at all times!

  2. I would love the peace of mind of knowing my family is drinking really clean water!

  3. Jeremy Lockhart says:

    Would love to get a new one to bring back to Brazil.

  4. I have been wanting a Berkey for a long time. It really does make a big difference in the chlorine taste/smell.

  5. I have been waiting for years to win one or be able to buy one. Our well water is only so so, cleaner water would be AMAZING!

  6. I’d like a water filter to have fresh, clean water that rids the toxins!

  7. Esther Lockhart says:

    The Brazilian heat has melted the wax seals on my filters. We had the Berkey Light. I would like to try this stainless steel one to see if it insulates the filters a little better so that they last longer.

  8. I have been meaning to get a berkey (or 2) for our emergency water planning. Thanks!

  9. I have been wanting a Berkey for some time now. The more I learn about what goes into our drinking water, the more I hate the thought.

  10. Denise Myers says:

    I stayed with a friend a couple weeks that had one of these. They had city water and I could really taste the difference. We also have city water and I’d like to drink purified water rather than just water filtered through our refrigerator filter.

  11. I would love to win this for my daughter.

  12. I get tired of filling up pitchers of water with filters that take up frig space and the filter on the frig water seems to go bad so quickly.

  13. I’d love to try a Berkey out! We have a Zero filter, and notice a huge difference with that alone but I’ve heard Berkey is the best hands down. Thanks for the chance!

  14. Jessie L. says:

    We are on a well and I would love a filtered system like this for our home. Thanks for the chance!

  15. Kathy M. says:

    I’ve been wanting to get a berkey to add to our emergency supplies – pure, fresh water is definitely number one the list!

  16. Nicole K. says:

    We have moved from the mountain of Washington State where we had the most wonderful well water ever. Now we are living in Wyoming on city water. It is so hard to drink! I would love to win this.

  17. We have a berkey and we love it! It has cracked and is leaking so we would LOVE to win this one 🙂 Thanks!!

  18. Stefani says:

    Thank you for this giveaway! I’ve wanted one for years!

  19. Jaclyn F. says:

    They are awesome!

  20. Tammy Crowder says:

    Our well water is sooooo hard and dirty! I need this!

  21. Michelle says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you. 🙂

  22. Rebecca Perez says:

    I love this filter. I can’t wait to get one.

  23. It would be so wonderful to always have fresh delicious water available on our counter!!

  24. Jennifer Davis says:

    I would love to win a Berkey w/ the peace of mind that comes w/ clean drinking water for our family.

  25. Liz Chism says:

    I grew up with one of these and loved it. Now my parents have it down in Guatemala. I miss drinking out of it and would love to have one.

  26. If this was in my budget, I’d order one TODAY! ~ unfortunately that is not the case. I’m interested to read more about your blog.

    • MaryEllen says:

      It’s definitely one of the “to save up for” items, but it’s a great price when you consider how powerful it is.

  27. carrie s says:

    I would love to have clean purified water. It scares me know what is in our water now adays! I can not afford to buy one of these so I am hoping I will win one one of these days LOL. Thank you for a chance to win!!!

  28. Michelle says:

    My friend has a Berkey – we’d love one!

  29. Love your blog, especially with What we have in common… the Lord Jesus Christ! God bless you and your family! Thank you for the opportunity to win a Berkey!

  30. Marissa W. says:

    We drink 99% water everyday. We do have an r/o filter on our sink tap but I imagine the berkey filters more. For a family of soon to be 10 (baby due beginning of august) I know we would use and enjoy the extra clean water. We follow a whole foods diet, soak our beans, grains, nuts. The fact that we could take our purified water with us camping and everywhere would be incredible.

  31. Diane B says:

    What an amazing give away! We are HUGE water drinkers, but unfortunately, have to drink tap water. Our house is rather old and I can’t imagine what kind of contaminants are in the water. (At least the city we live in doesn’t fluoridate.)

  32. jennifer says:

    Would love this to make our well water more palatable!

  33. Emily B says:

    We would LOVE a Berkey as I’ve been window shopping for once since my sis Lauren first got her Berkey Light! I just have Berkey envy, and know how great they are! We don’t have access to well water and our expenses for Culligan water do add up. Our goal to become 100% debt free has taken all of our extra finances this year, but come beginning of next we will have a Berkey! Yes, this would be the one kitchen appliance on my counter I wouldn’t EVER put away!

  34. My mom has one and loves it! Can’t ever be more careful about what we give our kiddos! Thanks

  35. John Uit de Flesch says:

    Your Family member,
    John Uit de Flesch

  36. Sweet! I’d love to win one of these!

  37. Elizabeth says:

    You know that this household is on a constant rotation of bottles. $$$$$ If we don’t win one, I’ll have to try to convince ‘the powers that be’ to purchase one – if it truly purifies. Better yet, maybe I’ll just get one for them!

    • MaryEllen says:

      Didn’t include this in the post b/c I didn’t want it to get to drawn out, but…

      (From the Berkey site)
      most health experts that are up to date on current research are no longer recommending drinking RO or distilled water on a long-term basis because these methods remove all the beneficial minerals from the water making the water an acidic “hypotonic” solution. A chemist will tell you that any time a hypotonic (de-mineralized) solution comes into contact with a “hypertonic” (mineralized) solution, the minerals within the hypertonic solution will transfer out and into the hypotonic solution until equilibrium is achieved. What this means is simply that when one drinks hypotonic water, the minerals in the blood and lymphatic system, which are hypertonic, transfer into the hypotonic RO or distilled water that is consumed and the minerals are flushed out of the body upon urination.

      In an effort to re-mineralize, the blood and lymphatic systems then begin to scavenge for minerals from other parts of the body, such as bones and other organs, and this process repeats itself every time de-mineralized hypotonic water is re-consumed. Several studies suggest that people who drink de-mineralized water (hypotonic) over a long period of time tend to be more prone to degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis.

      Berkey purification systems do not remove the beneficial minerals from the water but they do extract harmful heavy metals such as lead and mercury as well as sedimentary minerals such as iron oxide.

  38. I would love to win this as a gift for my parents!

  39. Melissa says:

    I’m pretty sure I used one of these (or something very similar) when I lived in Asia for a year. Would love to have one here!

  40. My mother-in-law has one of these and she just raves about it!

  41. Sarah M. says:

    I live in an area that routinely does chemtrailing – which means all those heavy metals they release into the air make their way down to the ground, and the water sources. I have been meaning to get a water purifier for quite some time.

  42. I’ve been telling my husband we need one of these!!!!

  43. This is great! I would love to win.

  44. Oh I would just love one of these, my daughter has autism and is full of toxins and metals, and we are trying to detox her body as much as possible. I buy bottled water right now, but I’d love a berkey to save us time and money!

  45. I would love one!

  46. We spend soooo much money every month on bottled water. I would love to have this!

  47. Christy Young says:

    It sounds like something I would love to have.

  48. Ashley Kling says:

    I have a growing family, and we have city water, I want to get away from the chemicals that it contains, for drinking and cooking. We also hope to one day move to Haiti as missionaries, and having a filter like this would be PERFECT!

    • MaryEllen says:

      Berkeys are VERY popular for missionaries. No worries about the local water!

  49. Susy C. says:

    txs for change to win!

  50. Would love to win one of these. Thank you for posting the additional information regarding the mineralization. We just recently had a water-softener installed to help with some plumbing issues presented by our “hard” water, but I am wondering what affect it will have with the mineral quality of our drinking water. Will have to further research this…

  51. Shelly Ricci says:

    Great contest! Thank you for the opportunity to win a Berkey!

  52. Darlene S. says:

    Clean water and it holds a LOT! Who could want more?! 😀

  53. Linditt says:

    Hi, I would love to win a Berkey water filter. Thank you for the opportunity!

  54. Melanie g says:

    Ive been looking for a good water filter,I hate the taste of tap water! Spring water gets expensive..and it’s stored in plastic. 🙁 I’d love to win!

  55. I’ve heard great things about this system. Would LOVE to own one!

  56. Michelle Beal says:

    I have a Berkey and love it. I was tired of buying bottled water which I have heard is not good for you. If I won this I would give it to a friend that has a bladder disorder. I give her my Berkey water and it doesn’t bother her and would love for her to have this. She doesn’t go online so I’m entering this for her.

  57. I would totally love to have one of these! Having just moved to Florida and the city water our water is yucky considering the fresh well water we had in the mtns of nc. Besides that i really don’t like the fact that the city puts all those nasty chemicals in my water and that (I’ve read) in some larger cities they recycle the water which means if someone else uses draino in their sink or tub there will be traces of that in my drinking water! Not sure that that is true but the thought of it being a possibility is scary! Now that your probably going to have nightmares after reading my comment… I hope you have a good day…and that I win this 🙂

  58. stephany hurst says:

    Would love to win this to improve the health of my family!!! Been doing some research into filters & will get one when we can afford it.

  59. i have been wanting one of these for awhile – the peace of mind that comes with knowing the water we are consuming is free from all contaminants is priceless

  60. I’d love to win because our city’s water stinks and I’d love to have a really good filtration system!

  61. I first saw this filter on Chris Beat Cancer. He highly recommends it and I thought right then and there I have to get one!

  62. Living within city limits, our water is just awful. This would be a great incentive to continue drinking more water!

  63. Cherie Shropshire says:

    I would LOVE to win! This has been on my wish list forever! Thanks for the chance!

  64. I would love this because our water is a public water system and taste awful!

  65. Raj McDaniel says:

    Would definitely want this to provide the best water for my children!

  66. I have thought about getting one but not researched it much yet. Thanks for the review!

  67. Tracy foley says:

    This sounds like a great thing. We use other water filter action systems but this sounds so much better.

  68. I live IN TOWN and drink the town water (not a well). Would love to filter for my kids!

  69. Amazing giveaway! Thanks!

  70. We are renting right now and can’t install a RO system like we had at our old house. I love the idea of something that sits on the counter and I’ve heard great things about these!

  71. We have city water which smells like chlorine when we turn on the tap. We have to let it sit overnight to let the chemicals fall out. A Berkey would be a boon to us~

  72. Katrina says:

    I would love this for myself and my whole family, our water sucks

  73. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this giveaway! We were just about to purchase a Big Berkey for our homestead as we haven’t transitioned to well water yet so we would be THRILLED if we won 🙂

  74. Kristal says:

    We have found filtered water makes a huge difference in our families health. We are currently going to the store weekly to get reverse osmosis water. But it would be GREAT to have filtered water right here in our home!

  75. I’d love to win this water filter, to remove more impurities from our drinking & cooking water.

  76. Nice review!!

  77. What an AWESOME giveaway!!!! My stepdad has a Berky Light and they LOVE it. They use it everyday to filter the tap water.

  78. This would be awesome. It would be interesting to see if it would solve any of my problem I am having as well!

  79. Anita Jamison says:

    I really want to win this!! This is awesome!

  80. friends of ours have one and I’ve been dreaming of one for a long time!

  81. the started chlorinating (and who knows what else!) the city water in my small town a couple years ago and it is GROSS! my family deserves drinking water free of questionable stuff! i have had a Big Berkey on my wishlist for a very long time now 🙂

  82. Cheryl Cyman says:

    We use a 20,000 gallon water catchment for all our water. We’ve been wanting one of these filters for years!

  83. Ezere Burtonne says:

    I want this for my dad. I already have one and LOVE it. My yeast problem has all but disappeared since using the Berkey filter about 1 year now. The ice in the ice trays break out easier. The chlorine taste is gone. I fill 4 steel water bottles everyday and take them to work.

  84. I would love to win this for our cabin where the only water we have is collected rain water.

  85. Really liked your review. We plan to move off-grid in the next year or so and plan to harvest the water from our roof. The Berkey system was the one we are leaning to.

  86. Would love to have this to purify our city water – would be much better water, for sure.

  87. Nathan B says:

    I would love to have a Big Berkey because our local city water tastes like we’re drinking out of a swimming pool, and the costs of buying (even in bulk) purified/filtered water is crazy. I alone drink close to a gallon a day, not including any that we use for coffee. We could really make use of the Berkey.

  88. Would so love to win this! hard to find a system that removes fluoride! 🙂

  89. I really want a Berkey-I would love to eliminate flouride from my family’s life

  90. Would love to try one, our water is so bad here. We buy 5 gallon jugs at the grocery store now…

  91. I’ve been wanting one if these for a while. I’d love to have purified water available for my family 24/7.

  92. Love the one we have. We can smell and taste a huge difference in our well water. And we loved the taste of our water before we ever got a Berkey. Not sure what all it is taking out but there is obviously something there.

  93. Crystal says:

    I’ve wanted a Berkey for our family for a long time. 🙂

  94. Carol S. says:

    Getting ready to move to a new house on a well and would love to have one of these instead of putting in a filtering system. Great job on the review.

  95. Helaine says:

    Would love to win!!

  96. I’ve been reading about Berkey’s for a long time, but it would be a pretty big down payment for our family on a tight budget. This would he so helpful for us, since I can’t stand the taste of our small cities polluted water. *blech*

  97. Great review. I’ve always wondered about this particular filter. We’re on a well too but also live next to a golf course that uses lots of stuff to keep the grass now. I worry that it’s seeping into my well water and consequently, into US! I’d love to win this!

  98. Great giveaway! Thanks!

  99. I’ve been wanting to start filtering the fluoride out of the water and this would be a perfect solution!

  100. cheryl goncalves says:

    My house was built in 1942, and with all the old copper pipes I worry about the quality of water. I’ve been looking at the Berkey filters but with my husband disabled and on a limited income it hasn’t been feasible yet.

  101. J Maravillas says:

    I would love the opportunity to try this product.

  102. Terri Ashby says:

    It would be fantastic to win this. fingers crossed!

  103. Victoria says:

    this is awesome . I love filtered water. I use a Brita filter now , but I would love to win this system 🙂

  104. have wanted a Berkey for a very long time, would love to win this.

  105. Kris Philpot says:

    I would love to win this awesome prize!

  106. Shelley Douglas says:

    Big Berkeys are great!

  107. I would love to know my family is drinking clean water

  108. I would love to win for my daughter. She just bought a house and has city water. 🙂 Thank you!

  109. would love to try this one. not happy with the one i have

  110. I would love to have fresh clean berkey water everyday!

  111. We’ve been researching water filters, and the Berkey is at the top of our list. Thank you for offering it.

  112. Would love this to filter out the chlorine and fluoride in my water especially since I am drinking water all day long! Great giveaway!

  113. Christina says:

    Would love to win this water filter! We too are on well water and our neighbor has one of these filters and we share the same well. He can tell a difference! We are big water drinkers and are constantly buying the distilled water jugs at the store we drink about 1 1/2 – 2 gallons a day where we are in AZ. Today it is 104! We have to really make sure to drink enough water here in the desert. Thxs for the opportunity of a give away!

  114. I think this is the same water filtration system a friend in my nutrition class has been talking about. We drink a lot of water from our well and I’d really enjoy having this.

  115. I don’t want this I need this I know for fact that the water that comes in to my home is full of floride as well as other chemicals and additives and I don’t want my family drinking it this would save me so much money

  116. K. Mabey says:

    I’ve wanted one of these FOREVER! It just costs so much…I’d love to win one.

  117. I’d also love to hear if and hour your health improved since you’ve been using it!

    • MaryEllen says:

      I am improving, although I can’t say it’s from the water alone. Good health requires the full combo of healthy living habits, but removing any possibility of heavy metals and parasites is definitely an important part of the combo!

  118. Hurricane season is upon us, would love to have a Big Berkey to ensure safe, clean drinking water no matter what comes our way. 🙂

  119. Maribeth Uhlenhopp says:

    I am afraid to know what is in our water, honestly. This is HIGH on my wish list!

  120. I really need to get the chlorine and flouride OUT of my drinking water! I filter it with a Brita but I don’t believe that is enough. I would love to win this!

  121. I have always wanted a Berkey. I have heard great things about it from a friend who filters her family’s water using the Berkey. Thanks for the giveaway!

  122. Adrienne says:

    A Berkey filter has been on my list for a long time, but I haven’t been able to find room in the budget. From everything I’ve read (including your post), it’s a fantastic product. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  123. I would love to have one because the brita pitcher we have just isn’t enough.

  124. greenhills says:

    Because we could have *really* clean water!

  125. Looks beautiful wouldn’t mind have that on my counter or that clean water in my mug !

  126. Would love to win one of these. Hubby was diagnosed with cancer and the first thing his oncologist said to change was our water intake. Buying all those gallons of purified water is a pain but necessary.

  127. Valerie Fieber says:

    We would live to have a Berkey system because I’m having health issues. Can only continue making healthy positive changes. Will be great for whole family!

  128. Joshua T says:

    I have a really old filter that im pretty sure needs to be changed and i think this would be perfect for me! 🙂

  129. Jan Dotzert says:

    Would absolutely LOVE to win this…we live on the edge of our City and currently have well water, but they will be bringing services down our street soon and we’ll be forced to hook up to city services. They also will make us decommission our well 🙁 I can’t stand the taste of City water. When we go to a restaurant I can’t even stand the smell of the water with all the chemical additives in it. So, this would be fantastic to win it!!!!!

  130. Janet Ramski says:

    I’ve wanted one of these for a long time. How nice it would be!

  131. I want a Big Berky Water Filter for some peace of mind. The wells in our area are starting to have problems including some contamination. It would be lovely to have a drink of fresh water and not worry about if we have a problem. I attended an outdoor workshop where a Big Berky Water Filter was used, and the water was really good.

  132. Mara Schilling says:

    I would love to have a Berkey water filter because I am sick of tap water.

  133. I have done a lot of research on Berkley water filters and it is on my list to buy! Along with the rest of you, I would love to win this! It’s fantastic. With all of the issues with our food and water, everyone should get one!

  134. Georgette says:

    I have 7 people in my family & we drink a LOT of water!!! We would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  135. Debbie Wanker says:

    Winning this would be really nice and make my day, my week, my year!

  136. Carol Pietrantoni says:

    I capture rainwater, but usually only use it for watering plants, washing the car, and such. With the Berkey I could use the rainwater for drinking, too!

  137. I like that the Berkey holds so much and has a dispenser on it. It is great and easy to use for the whole family.

  138. I would love to have a Berkey to have clean, filtered water ready at all times. Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

  139. Kristin says:

    This would be perfect for traveling.

  140. DeeJay Phillips says:

    I love the idea of better drinking and cooking for for my family.

  141. I have wanted one of these forever! I am always curious to hear if others were happy with theirs and appreciate your review.

  142. rosanne says:

    Wow, SO many comments! I currently drink city water and every once in a while we fill up a 5 gallon jug of reverse osmosis water ( in front of our local gas station). I realize this is a blessing, but it’s an expensive on. Would just love to win this and have it in my arsenal to help my family as we make a move to GAPS-candida combo kinda diet…haven’t exactly figured it all out yet. Your story was helpful and encouraging 🙂

  143. rosanne says:

    I just read your comment about mineral loss MaryEllen, all I can say is “you learn something new every day” and I’m feeling guilty to keep this, now I want to win it for my Pastor’s wife-she already has major issues with degeneration.

  144. I’ve wanted a Berkey for a long time and would love to win this!

  145. I’d like a filter because I have the same health issues you mentioned!

  146. Kristi Tarnowski says:

    I would like to be able to supply my family with clean drinking water daily.

  147. Hedy Davalos says:

    I am always looking for ways to improve the quality of what goes in my body and my families. I am on city water so I buy water because my fiance is prone to kidney stones and my Russian Blue feline has bladder stones and city water seems to create them very quickly. Having one of these would be a great relief to myself since I wouldn’t have to lug gallon jugs to and from the water filling station and to my two sweeties with stone issues.

  148. Annabelle says:

    I love that it keeps the essential minerals while getting rid of everything else. I also like that you can add the fluoride filter. Such a good looking water filter and it holds enough to get through the day!

  149. Cynthia Tam says:

    I would love to do a comparison as well. We just moved into a new house and the water here is terrible. I have a Custom Pure system at my old house. To put one here is almost $700.

  150. elizabeth buckner says:

    I would love to win one of these to have cleaner drinking water easily accessible!!

  151. Blessie Nelson says:

    Our tap water really needs a filter and we are praying for a good one! Reading your review, I would love to win this for my family.

  152. Kristin M says:

    I have wanted a Berkey for a long time. We have well water, but our water smells terrible! There is lots of iron in our water & I would like to have some help eliminating the smell!

  153. Susan Catron says:

    On our list of things to buy. Saving our money, so we can get rid of the cheap plastic filter pitcher in the fridge.

  154. The water in our city always has a foul taste & during the summer it smells like a public pool…. so much chlorine. Most everyone uses filtered or bottled water. When haven’t invested in a filter system yet, so this definitely sounds like it would save us money. Great review. Fingers crossed =)

  155. I would love to win a Berkey! Thanks for giving us this opportunity!

  156. I would love to get the “extras” to remove fluoride from our water – and I love the looks of this!

  157. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    We have been working towards “cleaning up” our diet for a few years now, and it seems that “cleaning up” our water is a great next step. This would be a wonderful help with that.

  158. Very concerned about having clean water source and the ability to remove fluoride.

  159. I would love a Berkley Water Filter because we do have city water with fluoride and who knows what else. We use our refrigerator filter, but that’s not enough.

  160. We currently buy RO water from the store, but I’d love to have this. It would be so much more convenient 🙂

  161. Kristina Best says:

    We love fresh filtered water.

  162. We have well water and would love to be able to drink it.

  163. Would love to have a filter that I know removes all the junk from our city water.

  164. I’d love one of these since my youngest son has allergies to the chemicals in water. I actually never heard of this system…… I’m wondering, does the water stay cold?

    • MaryEllen says:

      No, it pretty much goes to room temperature. If I want cold water, I just fill up a pitcher after it’s done filtering and put it in the fridge.

  165. Dalaina Moth says:

    My sister and her husband were just telling me all about this water filter. It sounded fantastic but I knew we’d never be able to afford the cost this year. So your contest is very exciting to me. I would love the opportunity to provide clean water for my family.

  166. I have heard great things about the Berkey and would love to win one as I am drinking city water with all sorts of stuff in it that shouldn’t be there.

  167. I, too, struggle with various health issues and have been trying to be more diligent about what goes into my body. Clean water is one of those things!

  168. I would love to win one of these as I know we have chlorine in our drinking water and being pregnant I’ve been buying my drinking water. Would love to just filter our water!

  169. Jennifer says:

    I would love to own one of these!!!

  170. Elizabeth F says:

    I would love to have high quality filtered water whenever I want it!

  171. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I would love anything that purifies our water better.

  172. Renee Webster says:

    My son has Autism. We are treating his Autism by eliminating the toxic metals in his body. This would be a tremendous blessing for him.

  173. I would like to win this filter because I NEED it! Our well water has failed testing twice, and I boil water for our cooking and drinking. We do not have access to public water at this time.

  174. Teresa Palmer says:

    I’ve been hearing a lot about these filters recently, though I’d never heard of them before. I would love to win one of these and always have fresh, clean water available in place of the nasty city water that we have!

  175. We have to haul our water in and it never tastes the same as fresh from the regular tap. I’d love to see if the Berkley filter could restore the yummy taste of fresh water. That would be such a blessing!

  176. We are currently paying for part of our water and would love to be able to use our tap water more! 🙂

  177. heather c says:

    I’m preparing for the zombie apocalypse, and this seems like a good place to start: fresh water.

  178. Courtney says:

    looooooooove that it takes out fluoride!

  179. We need a water filtration system for our family! It would be awesome to win one!

  180. Our well water has lead in it. We have to carry in bottles.

    Harvest Lane Cottage

  181. I would love a berkly filter to remove the fluoride and chlorine from the water!

  182. I love this!

  183. Amy Pearson says:

    I hate that we are subject to all the chemicals other people put in the ground having a well water system. This would give me great piece of mind!

  184. I want a Berkey because I want to provide pure water to my family and can’t afford to buy one yet….so hope to win! If not, I’ll just keep saving because I think Berkey is the best!

  185. We live in the country and have very heavy lead in our water. We buy bottled water and it is a pain. This would be a blessing.

  186. Mary Lou says:

    Have heard so many good things about Big Berkey Water water filters! Would love to win one! Thanks!!!

  187. Thank you so much for this opportunity….I’ve wanted a Berkey for a long time. I also have hypothyroidism, adrenal issues, hormonal issues, and suspect leaky gut. It is so interesting to see that it helped you also! Thanks again!

    • MaryEllen says:

      I definitely wouldn’t say that it’s the key to correcting these issues, but it is certainly an important piece of the overall puzzle!

  188. What I *really* want is a whole house filter, but I wouldn’t complain with a Berkey. I like that we could take it to the cabin or camping when the water sources are sketchy.

  189. Shannon says:

    We drink so much water in our home, our Pur filters don’t do this justice!

  190. Because it doesn’t require power and can filter water from a stream. What a blessing that would be in our home or camping!

  191. Lisa Baker says:

    I would love to try one of these water filters. Our city’s water tastes terrible and has twice the nation’s average of fluoride. Buying bottled water gets expensive.

  192. We loved, loved, loved our Berkey when we had well water. (It was VERY high in iron – you could actually SEE the rust in the water, and see the difference in the clear water in the bottom compartment of the filter vs. the orange water in the top.)
    But just as a public service announcement, because I would NEVER have guessed this before – it may or may not do the trick with the chlorine in city water, depending on what your issues are. I had heartburn/acid reflux, which I eventually linked to our water, even though we were filtering it. After a little bit of research, I discovered that what filters (ANY filter; this isn’t singling the Berkey out) filter out is not the chlorine itself, but some of the chlorine breakdown products. And there are a few of the breakdown products that filters cannot remove. Apparently, some of us are sensitive enough to these that they can cause heartburn/acid reflux.

    Just thought I’d put that out there in case anyone is filtering and still having issues. (We started buying spring water and the reflux disappeared.) It’s not the Berkey’s fault. It’s just the nature of the (chlorine) beast.

  193. Lindsay says:

    I would love a Berkey for my family! We live in a very small town with known problems with contamination in our water supply. This would give me huge peace of mind!

  194. kristen m says:

    I would love to have this because I think it would help us drink more water!

  195. JUST talking to my mom about this filter this morning…we lost ours in a tornado and I would love another one.

  196. Drinking clean, chemical free water should be be everyone’s choice, and a top priority. Thanks for making it possible with your products.

  197. Shelly Cruz says:

    I have been wanting a berkey for a long time. Would be so great to have one.

  198. Maybe this will be my lucky day. 😉

  199. Dawn Camp says:

    You can’t do better than a Berkey! We have a smaller one (but REALLY want a large one!) and we use it for everything! It goes camping with us, it goes on every trip, we even use it if we have to stay in a hotel. At home I use it for our cooking and drinking needs. I’d be rather unhappy without it 🙂 Great giveaway!
    Momma needs a big berkey!

  200. deanna taylor says:

    I would love to own a Berkey. Our water is so chlorinated, we use a lot of gallon and bottled water.

  201. I’m hoping we win. We are trying to transition to dairy free, gluten free, and organic meat because we have some health problems in our family. My husband just spent the last 8 years working around all sorts of chemicals and is wanting a detox as soon as he is done with this job and that will require filtered water.

  202. Jen5253 Range says:

    I have four kiddos and we drink a lot of water. We live in the city and I know they add all kinds of crazy stuff to the water. I would love to win this filter so that I can give clean and pure water to my growing kids!

  203. Gina Demaree McKee says:

    We have very hard city water at our new rental house. It is so hard that our dishwasher doesn’t function properly! We need filtration!

  204. We love the Berkey products.

  205. We’re on a healthier lifestyle journey and I’ve been very interested in the Berkey Water Filter system for quite some time.

    • MaryEllen says:

      Seems like a lot of people are on a journey to healthier living, and I think that’s a wonderful thing!

  206. I would love to win one of these

  207. We live in a big city and I would love a berkey to have the peace of mind of having clean, safe water for my family.

  208. We’re tired of the taste of Chlorine, and the knowledge that we are being force fed poison in the form of Fluoride, in each and every drink of water that we take! At age 67, and dependent on Social Security for most of our income…our health is very important to us, and we would love to have a Berkey water filter. We did have an Amega water ionizer, that we loved… but it burnt out, and we don’t have the funds to replace it. Thank You!

  209. I have been considering purchasing a Berkey for some time. Winning one would be even better!

  210. Thank you for hosting this drawing. We would love to have filtered water again.

  211. I have been looking at these for a long time – just can’t afford one right now so winning one would be fantastic!

  212. Our water is nasty! This would be a huge help!

  213. I would love the opportunity to have better water for my family & I!

  214. Emily McCallister says:

    I would love to win one of these for my mother. I have one personally and know how great they are. The water where we live gives people flu like symptoms (minus fever) a lot of the times and there have been a few times we have been warned not to drink out of the tap because of fecal contamination. My mom could really use one of these 🙂

  215. I would give it to my daughter. Her new house has well water and she needs a filter so they can drink the water.

  216. I’ve been saving up to buy this very machine! wow I can’t wait to see if I have won>


  218. Lori D. says:

    The public water supply in south Florida is horrible. It is loaded with chlorine, fluoride, metals, etc. to the point that for my family, it is undrinkable. I have to buy big bottles of drinking water every week.

  219. sharon shafran says:

    can always use one or give as gift thanks

  220. Emily Wells says:

    I’d love to have one because my kids and I drink a lot of water, and I’d like knowing that we’re drinking clean water!

  221. Amy Tolley says:

    Even though they say our water is filtered you should see the sediments that float on top of our drinking water that comes out of the faucet. We dont drink or cook with it we buy water from the store…We feel much safer this way then drinking the water in our house we dont even give it to our animals…we give our cat bottled water as this would make a huge difference thanks for this opportunity..

  222. tina reynolds says:

    I have been wanting one for so long I think it would also encourage more water drinking in my house having good water avaliable

  223. Angela Yeremenko says:

    I would love to win so that I can stop buying water and stop using city water.

  224. Because everything you said about it sounds great!

  225. Getting a good water filter is the next key step we need to make towards clean living.

  226. angela W says:

    this looks awesome! I would love to not have to change the filter on my water dispenser every couple months!

  227. Jodi Wear says:

    We would be so blessed to win this because our children are on the Autism Spectrum Scale and we spend so much on water to try to keep their bodies clean. Your product is beautiful and sounds great!!! We homeschool and only have one income to provide for our family and luxury items like this don’t usual come our way. But to win it would be amazing!!!


  228. susan gibson says:

    I would love to have this to replace our pitcher filter which my hubby hates.

  229. lisa l. says:

    I would love to win this since I would like to know that me and my family are drinking the best water we can.:)

  230. Would love to win! This brand is so highly recommended!

  231. Stacey Roberson says:

    I’ve always been funny about drinking water from the tap. We usually buy bottled water weekly. Would love to have the Big Berkley to eliminate the need for bottled water.

  232. Kyl Neusch says:

    to ahve good water

  233. Savannah says:

    Would absolutely loveee this!!!

  234. I have been wanting one of these for years. I would love to win one! Loved your review!!

  235. Rachel Grider says:

    I am always looking for ways to make my family healthier. I would love to win one of these!

  236. Awesome giveaway. Would love to win a Berkey Water Filter!

  237. kelly Nicholson says:

    Leave a comment on this post telling me why you would love to have a Big Berkey.

    floride was used on the jews in deathcamps….i dont drink the crap

  238. A Berkey has been on my wishlist for a long time!

  239. AWESOME giveaway! Thank you!!!!!

  240. Misty Coffey says:

    I would love to try the Big Berkey Water Filter!!!! It would eliminate the cost of buying bottled water.

  241. Richard Hicks says:

    WOULD love to have this as I don’t trust our tap water. Would know we were drinking the best using this filter

  242. My husband and I have been considering getting one of these for the longest time. the chlorine, the fluoride, the poisons in city tap water ….uggghhh.

  243. This is the most important item on my “healthy kitchen” wish list. Water is so vital but often harmful. I would love to feel really good about the water my family drinks and have no plastics involved – that would be peace of mind.

  244. Leann L says:

    I would love to win this for my parents. We have a berkey & absolutely LOVE it!

  245. Vikki Billings says:

    I would love to win because I really need this, my water tastes bad so I am either not drinking any or buying bottled water.

  246. We’ve wanted one for some time, it’s just not in our budget for now. Winning this would be absolutely awesome!

  247. Sharon Rozier says:

    I just love the taste of filtered water and I know that it is better to drink water than sodas.

  248. I live in earthquake country (Southern California), but I live up in the High Desert. When the “big one” does hit, we will be cut off from the LA area, and I’m sure, less of a priority. It would be something that would definitely help out in an emergency.

  249. Kendra Zoia says:

    Would love to have one! Our water in Las Vegas is Awful!!

  250. Christine says:

    to have fresh, clean water

  251. Kris Philpot says:

    I would love to win this as I’ve hear wonderful things about Berkey Filters.

  252. Kris Philpot says:

    This would be awesome to win. I’d love to take it camping.

  253. We have been looking for a new water filtering system as our last one doesn’t work well any more. Right now we’re buying water at the store which isn’t the most cost effective solution, and it would be a HUGE blessing to win this giveaway!

    Thanks so much for the detailed review and giveaway!

  254. wendy b says:

    I would love to have a Big Berkey because I live in an old apartment complex in Alaska…. I don’t trust the pipes or water.

  255. golden storm says:

    I would love it because our water tastes horrid around here

  256. Our water is pretty awful out here and we’re almost afraid to know what’s in it.

  257. I would like to win because I drink mostly water everyday and I would love for it to be filtered to remove the chemical taste. With fresher tasting water I think my family would drink more water as well

  258. Susan H. says:

    I’d love to win this to improve my health.

  259. Would love to use this filter! We need something that can remove fluoride.

  260. We live surrounded by farm fields. I’m concerned about the chemicals. Fresh water would be so welcomed.

    • MaryEllen says:

      Isn’t it sad that when you live in rural areas you still can’t relax and breathe in the fresh air?

      • It speak volumes, I think. The chemicals used in the fields on the food that we will eventually eat, concern me greatly. If I win the lottery, I’ll buy a 100 acres of virgin woodland and plant my home in the middle of it.

  261. Ellen C says:

    I would like to win this because it looks like the best water filtration system that exists. I also have health problems that probably could be alleviated with good clean water. Thanks for offering the opportunity to win this.

  262. Jaque R. says:

    Not only would it be great when camping, but my tap water is horrible so it would be great at home too! Yes, I really want this! 🙂 Thank you.

  263. I would love to win this filter because our water has really high lime content and tastes terrible!

  264. joseph gersch jr says:

    i would love less chemicals in my water

  265. I just want to know that the water we drink is not contaminated.

  266. I would love to have this because my home water tastes bad and then I could stop buying bottled water.

  267. Debbie Kennedy says:

    This sounds amazing!! Our water is awful!!

  268. I’ve had the Berkey Water Filter on my wish list for a long time. I would love to own one. My boys drink a lot of water and this would be great to have right on the kitchen counter.

  269. rozanna salmon says:

    I have always wanted to try one!

  270. I would love to have a Big Berkey because even though our local water is supposed to be a fairly high quality, I can still taste it. Water should have no taste, just clean.

  271. Our water tastes gross, so we could definitely use the Big Berkeley!

  272. I would love this for my husband’s office. His building is old and he has to take his own water because of the awful taste.

  273. Kara Fulkerson says:

    I would LOVE to win a Berkey filter for my family to use!!

  274. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I would love to win this as my son has a sensitive stomach

  275. I have been wanting a Berkey for several months! Would love to win for my family!

  276. Susan H. says:

    I would love to win this because I believe that it will improve my health.

  277. Christi says:

    We have one and loveit!! It is 9 years old and needs to be replaced

  278. I have never heard of the Berkley but anything has to be better than the money I’m spending on Britas.

  279. I’ve wanted one of these for a long time! Heard great things about them before.

  280. Paula Foltz says:

    We have a lot of iron in our water. When it rains for days, we get some sulfur in our water. I have wanted a water filter for a long time. Have my fingers crossed that I win it!

  281. Sandi Allen says:

    I would so Love to win this and know that I have clean water. Our water is gross, we have a lot of iron. We have a water softner, but it don’t help much. Buying bottled water is very expensive. Thanks for the chance to win!

  282. This looks like it would be something very helpful for our family and any guests we have over.
    I think whoever wins this will be blessed with a very useful item. 🙂

  283. Jessica T says:

    I would love to win one so my family can have clean water. Our city water is beautiful and clear, but it tastes like chemicals! 🙁 We currently buy spring water from the store.

  284. Shannon says:

    I’ve wanted one of these for a while to make our water more safe.

  285. Karen D says:

    Even though we are in a small town in VT, we have ‘city’ water. Tastes awful!!!!!! And I just found out last week that they add fluoride! I NEED this!!

  286. Deidrean says:

    This has been on my wish list for awhile. Loving your blog! 🙂

  287. Elena Vo says:

    I live close to several factories and it bothers me that our water is full of chemicals. A good filter would definitely help!

  288. Donna Kellogg says:

    We buy alot of bottled water and this would save me lots of money

  289. gretchen says:

    thanks for contest- good luck everyone! hope I win :))

  290. rozanna salmon says:

    I would love to have the filter so that I could know exactly what we are drinking!

  291. I would love this because we have horrible tasting hard tap water.

  292. Jessica says:

    I would love this because I worry about our water quality


  294. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…our city water has a bit of an off taste, would love a fiter with ability to filter large volume of water at once !

  295. Sure would like to know who won!!

  296. The Berkey water filter is the most advanced gravity water filter available. It does not require electricity and run without power. As long as there is gravity, it can filter and turn any kind of water into clean, delicious drinking water. You don’t need to hire a plumber to install this water filtration system.

    It removes most of unwanted chemicals, foul tastes, odors and heavy metals without removing healthy minerals that your body needs.The Berkey water filter is so powerful that it’s indeed classified as a purifier. The classification shows that Berkey far exceeds the abilities of the standard water filter.


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