The Berkey Water Purification System

The best budget friendly water purification filtration system.

I was on a hunt for a really good, budget-friendly home water purification system and what I came up with was the Berkey. I’m still renting up here in the hills, so it didn’t really make sense to put in an expensive reverse osmosis system. Ideally, I would have gotten a system for the entire house including the showers, sinks, and laundry machine… Anyway, having the Berkey has been really great so far. Prior to purchasing the Berkey I would have to get water every few days and I wouldn’t drink the tap water when I didn’t have bottled water in the house. The Berkey is really economical. The quote below is from the Berkey website referring to the Big Berkey pictured above.

“This system comes with two filters, so the life of these filters would be 6000 gallons. The average family of four would drink about 2 to 4 gallons of water per day. Under those conditions the filters would not need replaced for a minimum of 4 years. That’s using the Berkey to produce every drop of drinking and cooking water you would need for 1500 continuous days. Factor in the cost to replace the filters and the cost to enjoy purified drinking water is less than 2 cents per gallon.”

The filter really works and you can taste the purity. Basically it uses a carbon filter that cleans out herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, sediment, sedimentary minerals, submicron viruses, heavy metals and more. I’m not going to get all scientific in this post, but check out their site for more info. Be sure to get the fluoride filters as well.

I’m personally trying to drink more water these days as it’s dry here in L.A. and I can notice the difference in my skin, etc. Happy hydration to all.


  1. April 20, 2021 / 8:57 am

    Big Berkey must be used every day or bacteria will grow in dry filters, If you go on vacation have someone babysit your Berkey, take it with you, dry out filters for 3.5 weeks turning every day or just buy new filters for $107. Berkey needs to inform customers about this. I had to call Berkey to find out this information.

  2. November 18, 2019 / 10:46 pm

    this is one of the most informative post. keep it up.
    Thanks admin

  3. March 12, 2019 / 4:43 am

    Nice share, Highly recommend to take filter water, Water filtration can provide better tasting and better smelling drinking water by removing chlorine, chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals and bacterial contaminants. for more about filter water visit

  4. Ryan
    June 23, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    What is the password to the gallery?

  5. February 12, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    This is definitely a good water filter and definitely, you must drink filtered water to keep you safe. If you are in UAE then Aqua filter is the company where you can get all types of water filtration system

  6. Trevor parara
    December 16, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I like to randomly read your posts and I found (your) post on the Berkey system very informative as well as interesting you a wonderful writer but I’m curious are you being paid to promote the items you post about bcuz if so that’s fine (but) honestly if your writing about things to solely enlighten us and not merely for monetary gain then that enhances your post that much more for me – hope to hear from you #ThanksMoon ?

  7. December 2, 2016 / 3:29 am

    LOL – ANIMAL Foundation not ANKMAL – LOL???

  8. December 2, 2016 / 3:27 am

    I’ve had my Berkey filter for over 8 years and it really is the only solution outside of reverse osmosis!!! Love your furniture blog as well – it has helped inspire the furniture I’m going to build for my new apt!!!

  9. November 30, 2016 / 2:52 am

    Hello Moon,

    If you are into healthy beverages check out our website. We definitely create a great product.

  10. Moon Maison
    November 17, 2016 / 6:34 am

    I heard great things about that system, but isn’t it pretty pricey? The Big Berkey was less than $300 I believe. Ehh, I forgot to put the price in the post. Will edit later.

  11. November 15, 2016 / 6:49 am

    This was interesting for me because I drink Kangen water. Kangen water is filtered, alkalized water.

  12. Rob
    November 4, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Email me? I live down in San Jose love your posts

  13. Moon Maison
    October 27, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Awesome, you will love it. If you live in the state of California you will need to have it shipped to another state and then redirect it to your place.

  14. walter henry
    October 27, 2016 / 3:28 am

    Excellent post. I will try the Big Berkey.

    Thank you.

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