Royal Berkey Water Filter Purifier Bundle

(42 customer reviews)

Base Model $589

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Purify any freshwater source!

The Royal Berkey holds 12.3 L (3.25 G) of water. Great for families and groups of up to 10 people. Dimensions: Height (assembled): 59 cm (23″), Diameter: 24 cm (9.5″).

Your Berkey includes:

  • Upper and Lower Stainless Steel Chambers
  • 1 Stainless Steel Lid
  • 1 Prime Rite™ Universal Primer
  • 1 Anti-Airlock Clip
  • 2 vials of Red Dye to test your filters
  • 1 free spare wingnut and 1 free spare blocking plug
  • 2 Black Berkey purification elements
  • 1 priming washer
  • 2 blocking plugs
  • 1 BPA free nylon spigot
  • home and backcountry instructions

Included Black Berkey Purification elements last for 22,700 Liters (6,000 Gallons) as a pair, are cleanable, and self-sterilizing. For most families this works out to a 5-6 year lifespan.

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  • NOTE: After listening to our customers feedback we highly recommend purchasing an extra set of Black Berkey Purification Elements for your Royal Berkey Water Filter and using all four together. This makes your unit twice as fast and more convenient. For example, a full 12.3 liter cycle purified takes approximately 5 hours with 2 elements.  This is reduced to 2.5 hours with 4 elements.
  • Purifies 15 L (4 G)/hour with 2 Black Berkey Elements (when upper chamber is full)
  • As the water level in the upper chamber of your Royal Berkey Water Filter declines, the purification rate slows due to less pressure on the elements.
  • Purifies 30 L (8 G)/hour with 4 Black Berkey Elements (when upper chamber is full)
  • Packed height (upper reservoir slides into lower):  39cms (15.25″)
  • Weight when empty:  4.1 kg (9 lbs)
  • Food grade, type 304, polished stainless steel
  • Health / Wellness and a Survival tool in one!


Lab Results

This system comes with two Black Berkey® Purification Elements which have undergone Independent 3rd Party Laboratory

  • Read and follow ALL included instructions before setting up your unit.
  • If the lower chamber of the Royal Berkey Water Filter is full of water, do not add water to the upper chamber or your unit will overflow where the chambers connect.  If the lower unit is half full, you may fill the upper chamber half way.
  • If purchasing the PF-2 Fluoride filters, note they operate in-line with the Black elements.  So if you are using 4 Black elements, you require 4 PF-2 Fluoride filters.  See this page for pictures to understand better.
  • PF-2 Fluoride filters last for 3,785 liters (1,000 gallons), as a pair.  This is about 1 year for most folks.
  • Berkey filters will not purify ocean water and cannot be used with salt-softened water.
  • Complete descriptions here:


I understand that the media used within the Berkey PF-2™ elements is activated alumina. Is that the same thing as aluminum?

Our PF-2 filters reduce fluoride and arsenic in your water using the media aluminum oxide (aka activated alumina). As a consumer, it’s important to know that pure aluminum and aluminum oxide have vastly different characteristics. Pure aluminum is water-soluble, it is highly reactive and it is associated with negative health effects. By contrast aluminum oxide is not water-soluble; it is inert, is very stable and is not associated with negative health effects. To learn more about aluminum oxide and separate fact from fiction, click here. To view independent lab results, click here.

How do I transport my Berkey system?

Prior to transporting or moving any Berkey® system, the Black Berkey® Purification Elements must first be removed. Failure to remove the elements from the system can result in broken stems. Place the elements in secure and water-tight packaging. The top and bottom of the stainless steel systems nest within each other for easy transport (remove spigot from the lower chamber).

Please note: Failure to remove the elements from the system can result in broken stems. This is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.

What is the most convenient method for filling up the upper chamber of my system with water?

Most people use a pitcher to pour water into the upper chamber; however, if you have a spray hose on your sink, using it to refill the system is a very convenient method.

How should I clean my stainless steel chambers?

Follow these two steps:

Wash lower chamber once per month with soapy dishwater.
In areas with hard water, calcium scale may build up on spigot and chambers after prolonged use. To remove, soak affected part(s) in vinegar or a 50-50% mix of vinegar and water for about 15 minutes. Wipe away calcium scale with a ScotchBrite pad or soft brush then wash with soapy dishwater and rinse.

I want to be extra safe. What can I do to disinfect the water before filtering it?

The Berkey water purification systems can efficiently purify raw untreated pond, lake and river water. However, always use the cleanest and clearest water possible. As an additional precaution, if using a source of water that you believe might contain extreme viral and bacteriological contamination, it is recommended by the CDC, EPA and other organizations that approximately sixteen drops of plain bleach (sodium hypochlorite) or iodine per gallon be added to treat the source water before purifying. This should kill minute pathogens such as viruses, within 30 minutes. The disinfectant will be removed from the treated water entirely with the Berkey system, including any odor or taste.

For more information about disinfecting water, please reference the following links. or

How do I collect a water sample?

When testing a water sample, we recommend using this standard testing protocol.

What type of steel is used for the housing of Berkey® systems?

New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. uses only the highest quality, highly polished AISI 304 grade stainless steel, known for its high corrosion and heat-resistant properties, in our Berkey® Water systems. It is equivalent to high quality 18/8 stainless steel cookware.

When I boil or freeze water from my Berkey® system I see white floating things in the water. What is this?

This is an issue that mostly occurs with hard (heavily mineralized) water. The healthiest water has a higher PH level because it has less acidity. When the PH level of the purified water is raised, the acidity of the water goes down and the water is no longer able to hold as many minerals in solution.  When this happens the minerals begin to precipitate out over time and,  depending on the mineral composition,  they will either sink to the bottom or float to the top.  This process is known as flocculation and the precipitated minerals are usually referred to as “white floaters”.  The bottom line is that this is nothing to be concerned about. The white floaters are minerals that were already in your water; they are now simply visible whereas they were previously invisible due to their suspension in an ionic form.

The water in the upper chamber of my Berkey system does not drain all the way. Is this normal?

Yes, it is normal and not unusual for the last 1.3 cm. to 2.5 cm. of water to remain in the upper chamber. By design, the water must pass through very fine micropores within the elements in order to pass from the upper chamber to the lower. The lower the water level in the upper chamber, the lower the pressure available to force the water through the micropores. You may have noticed that the system purifies much faster when full than when half full. That’s because there is more water pressure. The only way to remedy this problem would be to enlarge the pores of the filter elements. This would, of course, reduce the efficiency of the Berkey purification system. During each cycle, the water left from the previous cycle mixes with the water from the current cycle and is then purified. There is no need to be concerned about excess water during normal use. Should you, however, discontinue using your filter for a period of time such as during a vacation, it would be best to empty both chambers before departing and leave them upside down to dry on the dish rack.

How Important is Having Potable Water During an Emergency?

Star Advertiser uploaded an excellent article detailing the necessity of having clean water in the wake of natural disasters.  We definitely giving it a read to know the best ways to be prepared for a lack of clean water.

What is the TDS reading of the purified water?

A TDS meter does not register much of a change between the pre-filtered water and the post-filtered water. This is normal, and the answer has to do with what a TDS meter actually measures.  According to, “Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) are the total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in units of mg per unit volume of water (mg/L), also referred to as parts per million (ppm). TDS is directly related to the purity of water and the quality of water purification systems and affects everything that consumes, lives in, or uses water, whether organic or inorganic, whether for better or for worse.”

This statement is both correct and incorrect.  It is correct in what a TDS measurement consists of, namely the “total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water”. It is incorrect in its conclusion that TDS is related to the purity of the water and the quality of the water purification system.  If the measure of a water purification system was how close it could make water to pure H2O, then maybe it would be correct. But, people need minerals to live. Thus, helpful minerals in your water are actually a good thing.  A quality water purification system should filter out things that are harmful to your body but leave in helpful things such as minerals. Black Berkey elements are designed to leave healthful and beneficial minerals in your water and to extract the unwanted heavy metals such as lead and mercury as well as sedimentary minerals such as iron oxide and aluminum.

So, when our customers use a TDS meter, what they find is that the reading both before and after the water has gone through the Black Berkey elements about the same.  And they are correct. The Black Berkey elements do not take out all of the beneficial minerals.  Thus, of the things that a TDS meter will actually detect, the Black Berkey elements will only remove the unwanted heavy metals such as lead and mercury as well as sedimentary minerals such as iron oxide and aluminum.  Therefore, your TDS reading will not change much unless you have a significant amount of heavy metals or sedimentary minerals in your water.

A TDS meter does not measure the amount of biological and chemical contaminants. The important thing is to not simply rely on a TDS meter for your measure of whether your water is good. You can have low TDS count water that has harmful bacteria in it. You can have high TDS count water that is perfectly safe (e.g. – pure, unpolluted ocean saltwater…albeit, you wouldn’t drink it, but that’s only because the mineral is salt). Thus, make sure you know what your TDS meter is actually telling you.

How should I store my Black Berkey® Purification Elements and how long is their shelf-life?

If you have used your elements:
The method of storage  depends upon the length of time that the Black Berkey® Purification Elements will not be used:

If the filters will not be used between 4 to 15 days and you want to avoid the re-priming process, remove the filters  from the system, place them into a sealable sandwich bag or container and place the filters in the refrigerator towards the front to ensure that they do not freeze. This will allow the filters to stay mostly saturated so that re-priming is not typically necessary. If for any reason the filters run slower than ususal, re-prime  them until the exterior wall of the filter begins to sweat beads of water for 10 seconds.

For long term storage, we recommend drying and sealing the filters. The key is to ensure they are bone-dry  before storing them long-term, to prevent any potential bacterial growth. One  option for drying your filters is to leave them on a window sill for one to three days and allow them to air-dry. We also offer a tool to assist in both priming and purging. This tool is called a Black Berkey Primer™. The benefit to purging the Black Berkey® Purification Elements is that they are dried very quickly. Once the filters are bone-dry, place them in a storage bag such as a large, seal-able sandwich bag. The elements are extremely powerful and can absorb odors and smoke from the air. By sealing them in a storage bag, they should not absorb any odors from the air. When you are ready to re-use your filters, clean them by scrubbing the outside with a Scotch-Brite® pad or stiff brush. Then re-prime the filters either manually or with the  Black Berkey Primer™ before putting them back in the system.

If you have never used your elements:
If the elements are unopened and in their original packaging, please ensure you do not store the elements in an area that also has strong smells to them, such as a laundry room or garage. The elements have carbon as one of their components so it is possible for them to absorb the odors of the room they are stored in. For example, if they are stored in a laundry room, it is possible for the media in the elements to pick up the odor of highly fragranced items such as powdered laundry soap.
** When storing the chambers of your Berkey® system, it is best to empty both chambers before storing them, because anytime water is still, it becomes stagnant and can produce bacteria. We recommend washing your Berkey® system with soapy water before leaving it to dry.

Do your Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide and pesticide. Glyphosate is primarily released into the environment via runoff water and predominately applied as a spray for agricultural purposes. This contaminant has recently become the topic of discussion because of its association with acute or chronic exposure leading to various potential health issues or concerns. The EPA has extensive information published about Glyphosate, particularly about it being in drinking water. Click here to view basic information about Glyphosate in drinking water. Black Berkey® Purification Elements will reduce Glyphosate in your water by greater than 75%, exceeding the laboratories reporting limits. Please click here to view our Organic Test Results. To purchase a set of Black Berkey® Purification Elements, please click here.

Additional resources for glyphosate can be found through the Environmental Working Group and the National Institutes for Health 

Do the Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove cyanobacteria associated with algae blooms?

Algae blooms are composed of floating colonies of cyanobacteria.
While New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. has not conducted specific testing for cyanobacteria, our expectation is that the reduction of cyanobacteria should occur because:
Cyanobacterial cells range in size from 0.5 micrometers to 40 micrometers.
A “micron” is an abbreviated term for “micrometer”, or a millionth of a meter (1/1,000,000 meters). This is about .00004 inches. For size comparison, a human red blood cell is about 5 microns across. A human hair is about 75 microns across (depending on the person).” *
Working down to a smaller scale… .5-40 microns would be 500-40,000 nanometers in size.
The Black Berkey® Purification Elements can reduce viruses down to the nanometer scale, in the tested range of 24-26 nanometers:
24-26 nanometers is .024 to .026 microns…in other words, much smaller than cyanobacterial cells found in algae blooms.
The fact that Black Berkey® purification elements have been tested to remove viruses to the nanometer range suggests that contaminants much larger in size, such as cyanobacteria, should also be removed. Nevertheless, since NMCL has no specific testing for cyanobacteria, we cannot make any specific claims for cyanobacterial reduction.
NMCL always recommends that you use the cleanest source of water available, whenever possible.

If NMCL’s recent test results show that the Black Berkey® Purification Elements reduce Fluoride, then why do I need the Berkey PF-2™ Post Filter Elements?

NMCL’s most recent laboratory testing indicates that the Black Berkey® Purification Elements will initially reduce Fluoride up to 99.9%. Typically, carbon-based elements that reduce Fluoride begin to lose that ability rather quickly. This may be the case with Black Berkey® Elements as their efficiency at removing Fluoride likely plays out long before the 3,000-gallon life of the element.
There are a number of filters on the market that utilize carbonized bone char (a media that NMCL purposely chooses not to use), and that make claims for Fluoride reduction, without informing their customers that the fluoride removing ability of the filters plays out quickly. The reason this occurs is because it takes a very large amount of media to remove small amounts of Fluoride. Therefore, there is not enough media in such filters to remove Fluoride effectively over the long term. For example, we have testing for a competitor’s 3-filter system that utilizes bone char for their Fluoride removal claims and, as one would expect, those elements become quickly exhausted. Testing shows that their efficiency declines from 100% removal to 81.4% removal after filtering a mere 45 gallons. This is equivalent to only 15 gallons per element required for them to experience a dramatic ~20% decline in efficiency.
This same effect likely occurs with Black Berkey® Elements after a few hundred gallons. For that reason NMCL developed a more durable and longer lasting solution for Fluoride reduction by creating the replaceable Berkey® PF-2™ Fluoride reduction elements. The media in a set of Berkey® PF-2™ elements can reliably remove Fluoride contaminants for up to 1,000 gallons, which is less than the 3,000 gallon life of the Black Berkey® Elements but again, that is why they were designed to be replaceable. This enables the users to reliably remove Fluoride contaminants from their water while taking full advantage of the 3,000 gallon life of their Black Berkey® Elements.
The Black Berkey® Purification Element’s job is to remove a wide variety of potential contaminants, while the Berkey® PF-2™ Post Filter’s job is to remove Fluoride contaminants that the Black Berkey® Purification Elements may begin to miss after extended use.
Actual capacity is dependent on the presence of other competing contaminants in the source water. High levels of arsenic and heavy metals may reduce the capacity and efficiency of these elements.

Comparison of Berkey® Purification to Reverse Osmosis and Distillation

Healthfulness of Reverse Osmosis and Distillation
Based on current research, most health experts are no longer recommending drinking Reverse Osmosis or Distilled water on a long-term basis because these methods strip out all of the beneficial minerals from the water, making the water an acidic “hypotonic” solution. A chemist will tell you that when a hypotonic (de-mineralized) solution comes into contact with a “hypertonic” (mineralized) solution, the minerals within the hypertonic solution will transfer out of hypertonic solution and into the hypotonic solution until equilibrium is achieved. What this simply means is that when one drinks hypotonic water, the minerals in the blood and lymphatic system, which are hypertonic, transfer into the hypotonic Reverse Osmosis 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 all of 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. Therefore, the TDS reading will not typically change much unless there are a lot of heavy metals or sedimentary minerals within the source water.
Pathological Removal Capability of a Reverse Osmosis System
Reverse Osmosis does not remove pathogenic bacteria and that is why it is often necessary to add an additional UV light to the system. However, the UV sometimes does not kill all the bacteria because any turbidity in the water can create shaded spots, preventing some bacteria from being exposed. Typically, the UV is installed before the bladder tank; however it is in the bladder tank that bacteria usually colonize. Therefore, if the bladder tank is not sterilized on a regular basis, it becomes a source for bacteriological contamination that is never exposed to UV. Additionally, the carcasses of the dead bacteria remain within the drinking water with a Reverse Osmosis system, whereas they are removed by the Black Berkey® Purification elements.
Tankless Reverse Osmosis Systems
While some newer tankless Reverse Osmosis systems have overcome the issue of bacteria colonizing in the bladder tank, these systems have their own set of inherent issues, including:
TDS Creep:  without a flush tank, the initial water coming out can taste horrid, due to increased TDS in the water.
High Failure Rate:  some tankless models have already been removed from the market, due to numerous issues, including high rates of failure.
Noise: depending on the specific model and features, some units are extremely noisy to operate.
Excessive Water Waste:  this is a problem with both standard and tankless Reverse Osmosis systems.
Cost: with multiple membranes being used, the overall cost per gallon, can be even more expensive than older style Reverse Osmosis systems.
Reverse Osmosis systems typically are the most expensive due to the cost of the system and the additional expense to have the system plumbed in. Next in cost would be a Distillation unit. A Berkey® system will typically be the least expensive of the three. With respect to cost per gallon of water, calculated upon the cost per gallon for replacement filters and energy costs, Distillation systems and Reverse Osmosis systems that are properly maintained typically cost between 35-65 cents per gallon. A Berkey® system typically costs about 1.8 cents per gallon.
Reverse Osmosis systems can have up to four filter elements, with each needing to be changed at differing intervals from four months up to two years. This requires that the water pressure be shut off and part or all of the system be disassembled for maintenance. Additionally, the bladder tank should be washed with a chlorine solution at six-month intervals to kill any colonizing bacteria. Distillation systems need to be soaked and cleaned with vinegar solution to remove the scale, typically after each gallon or two. All Berkey® systems are easy to disassemble and clean. Typically the lower chamber should be washed in ordinary dishwater once per month.
Supporting Research

42 reviews for Royal Berkey Water Filter Purifier Bundle

  1. Bernadette

    I purchased the Royal Berkey from Scott at Conscious Water a number of years ago, and it is one of the best purchases that I have ever made. I live in a big city, and the quality of the water has always been an issue, due to lead, and contaminants in the water, and for years, I had bottled water delivered, but the bottles were not always clean.
    Then, I read about the Berkey water filters, and it led me to Scott, and Conscious Water.
    Scott was very helpful, and the Royal Berkey arrived quickly, and in perfect shape. We are a family of three, and aside from drinking, use it for soups, soaking beans, boiling pasta, and for happy cats! The only replacements have been filters, and the occasional gasket.
    We recently added the stainless steel spigot, and the unit looks pretty swanky in our kitchen, plus, everyone who drinks the water says it tastes great!
    We use the alkaline stones, and enjoy them.
    Cleaning and maintenance are simple, and, thanks to the info on Scott’s website, easy to follow.
    If you are thinking of buying a water filter, buy a Berkey, and if you’re thinking of buying a Berkey, buy it from Scott and Conscious Water!
    Montreal, Quebec

  2. Tatiana (verified owner)

    I bought my Royal Berkey about a year ago …. this is a great water filter and I’m really happy.

  3. Blanche

    When I moved from the country to the city (Sydney N.S.) I encountered the issue of having to drink and bathe in a toxic water supply (fluoride & chlorine). I read about the Berkey filtration system and gave Conscious Water a call. I was delighted with the response — Scott gave me information and suggested the best set-up for my needs. He is always there to answer your questions and concerns and in a very speedy fashion.
    The filters are easy to install and maintain – Scott will advise, based on usage, when it is time to replace your filters. The shower filter, to remove chlorine, is probably the best I have ever tried.
    I give Scott, his company and the Berkey a 5 star rating – you will not be disappointed.

  4. Steph

    We ordered our first Berkey from Scott about 6 years ago. We started with a Big Berkey and have since upgraded to a Royal Berkey, as our kids have grown older and started drinking much more water. The Royal Berkey is the perfect size for a family of 4.
    We’ve used the Sport Berkeys while on canoe trips and the kids have loved dipping the bottles into waterfalls, rapids and so many different lakes to see what each of these places “tastes like”. It’s amazing- we used to be so grumpy and dehydrated by about 4pm, because we just didn’t feel like pumping water in the afternoon….but with the ease of dipping a Sport Berkey right into the freshwater alongside the canoe, we drink with confidence all day long and feel so much better.
    Last year we were in Nicaragua and used our Sport Berkeys as a safe water source. One afternoon I was in a restaurant and asked our server to fill up our Sport Berkey from the tap. He was appalled- “Oh no miss, you can’t drink our water. You’ll get so so sick” he insisted. When I insisted that we’d be safe, then all the staff by the tap watched with amazement as he filled our bottles. And yes indeed- we were safe and we stopped many plastic bottles from be thrown into the garbage for our few weeks in the country.
    Recently, we were going for a family bike ride and I hastily filled the kids bottles from the hose outside. “Why does my water taste like pool?” our daughter asked when she stopped to take her first chug of water. We’ve become so accustomed to drinking healthy and delicious water…now we really notice when we’re drinking anything that’s not Berkey water.
    So for years now we’ve been so thrilled with our Berkey water systems- and the customer service from Scott has always been from the heart. He believes in the products and works tirelessly to make Conscious Water the best it can be.

  5. Julian Wais

    Absolutely the best decision I’ve made for me and my family. We love the Berkey system so much that I recently bought the travel bottles for my wife & kids to use while at work/school. It’s great for our health and the environment. We just can’t ever go back to tap water or bottled water for that matter. Thanks conscious water and keep up the good work!

  6. Scott

    Good day to you,

    i would like to tell you that me and my family absolutely love our berkey system. At first, i was highly skeptical about the berkey system. I was looking to buy santevia system, but i discovered about berkey system and made some research on the internet, i couldn’t find anything against berkey system. So i decided to take a leap of faith and decided to make a try. IT’s been almost two months that we use it and are still amaze at how easy it is to use and clean and how great the water taste. Even now, in the eat of summer when our city puts a lot of chlorine in our water system, our water coming from our berkey system taste great. We even add alkalizing mineral stone at the bottom of our system to great alkalinze water.

    Thank you again for selling berkey system and take care of you …


  7. Laura

    I used purchase 10 gallons of distilled water per week in plastic jugs that were not refillable. It always seemed like such a waste to put them out for pick up on recycle day and the water always tasted like tin. I chose Berkey because of he long life of the filters and the fact that the system uses no hydro. I could not be happier with my purchase. The water tastes great and as a result we are drinking much more than ever. I probably fill up my Berkey every day and a half on average but sometimes more. Others who have tried the water are now asking me to fill jugs for them and my daughter who is moving out in the fall has asked me to purchase one for her as her “house warming” gift.

  8. Clark

    When I was a teenager, I went on an extended canoe trip with the YMCA through Camp Stevens in Northern Ontario. After a very long portage, we left a very polluted water of the Wabagoon River to enter a system of lakes called Twilight, Evening, and Midnight Lakes. it was the pierced water I have ever seen and, even when we paddle out to the center of the lake, we could see clearly to the bottom. It was the freshest water I had ever tasted and I had been inserted that experience ever since. Two years ago, I purchased a Santevia system and, while it was a considerable improvement ovr tap water and Britta systems it still did not have the clear, clean and fresh taste that I had experienced some years ago. I recently purchased a Royal Berkey system and the difference was immediately noticeable. Eyelid and an area where the water is considered generally safe but I have never like the taste. There is no question that Santevia was an improvement but the Berkley system takes me back to back in a trip so many years ago. I just want to say thank you.

  9. Fred & LauraLee Harris

    Scott, just wanted to let you know that we kept the Crown at home and took the Imperial to the cottage. Both units are working well and we just love the fact that we do not have to drag the 18L bottles of spring water any more. And that means less energy cleaning, bottling and shipping the spring water bottles – 1 for the Earth, 0 for Waste!

    Thanks again for being at the Market in Meaford and exposing us to this amazing device!

    Fred & LauraLee

  10. Tony Weber

    Just thought I would let you know that our family is loving our ”new” water!! It took a few days for me but now I enjoy the taste! I can’t believe the difference. For almost 9 years i have been going to my parents (1/2 km down the road) and bringing back water for my family to drink. I no longer have to do this!! Thanks again for this great product. I will probably be ordering another one soon for my upstairs bathroom. So we’ll probably be in touch soon. Thanks again Scott!!

  11. Junghwa Boyer

    Thank you. It’s been set up for a couple of days now and my kids love the taste of the water. They also say the container looks cool so they are drinking more water, I’ve noticed.


  12. Magdalene

    Scott! This water is fabulous! I knew I would not be disappointed regardless.. but the unexpected benefits are AMAZING! We have very hard tap water and with the Berkey water, water boils 1/3 to 1/2 faster than the hard water, plus it boils differently, gently, and rolling boils for cooking is unreal good, food actually cooks, like chick peas, beans or lentils get mushy and soft in 1/2 of the time. I could boil stuff forever in that hard water and it never really cooks! My tea tastes better, the feel of the Berkey water in my mouth is different, I feel fantastic on it! I have many health issues due to Lupus and every cell in my body feels more ALIVE than ever, all of my senses are enhanced, I have more energy AND I am even sleeping better!!!!! Everyday I feel better and better! 😀 I will be purchasing the shower head soon! Thank you!
    (Magdalene, BC)

  13. Chris J

    When we first moved in to our house in Hamilton, ON we had the water tested. It came back with a higher then normal count for lead and we didn’t want to have our young son drinking the water so we started purchasing large jugs of water from the grocery store. Fast forward 4 years and the birth of our daughter and we were spending a significant amount on water. We purchased the Royal Berkey and haven’t looked back since! The taste different alone between the purchased water (and the calcium buildups in the coffee maker) and the pure filtered water from the Berkey is the same as night and day. Not only is the water better for us but i’m sure the Berkey has paid for itself and then some. Thank you!

  14. David Philip

    Yes now this is a water filtration system. There is a bit of a learning curve to get it all set up and once it’s done right you’ll never regret this invesment.

  15. Kate

    We purchased the Royal as we were unsure of the amount of water we would require each day.
    So glad we did. We fill it daily. Added bonus we also purchased the sight glass spigot. This has been a real time saver as we can see our water level at all times and top up as needed so we never run out of water. Scott has been very helpful with all our water related questions. We also purchased the stones and the floride cartridges. We are very satisfied with our purchase and would recommend this product to anyone concious of what they are putting in their body.
    The unit itself is very appealing and easily portable. A great buy all around.

  16. Karen Graves

    When our local health department advised us to put chlorine in our well, we decided that we had better find a healthier alternative. After much research we opted for the Royal Berkey. We use it for our drinking water. We are very happy with the quality and taste of the water, and even happier that we didn’t have to resort to putting toxic chlorine in our well water.

  17. Tim Larkin

    I brought this until to a 3 day outdoor music festival on one of Canada’s gulf islands on the west coast. The only water on site was coming from a creek and there was a sign saying that even if you boiled the water it was not recommended to drink as it contained Giardia and E.Coli. I provided my camp of 5 people along with 3 other camps with water all weekend long and no one got sick.

    I also tested this unit with a friends stagnant pond water. I filled a bucket with water that was very green with algae and who knows what else and poured it directly into the Berkey. 20 min later we were enjoying fresh clean drinking water.

    This is hands down the best investment I have ever made, and I cant get over how affordable it is and how long the life of the filters are.

  18. Cathy Campbell

    I purchased our Berkey back in the spring and love it !!!! It is so nice to have clean, smooth tasting water. I am amazed at the smell of Chlorine from the tap when I fill my reservoir, and that the Berkey cleans it right up, no more smell or taste, and with the alkalizing stones I know I am giving my body the best water I have available. I love the way it breaks down for easy travel.
    Thank you Scott for the great service and advise, and your consciousness about water.


    this water filter is excellent ,my whole family loves the water . only issue we had we is we
    use softened well water and the arsenic /fluoride filter plugged up within a month because of
    the water we where using .we removed them and its working great again!!!

  20. Jennifer

    LOVE LOVE LOVE my Royal Berkey. Best water filter system on the market. Easy to use, water tastes great and best of all, we can TRAVEL with it. In the last few months our Berkey has come with us for a weekend in Montreal, a trip through the US and camping in Northern Ontario. Easy to take apart, store and set up again in the hotel. I keep telling everyone to get one!

  21. roccocal

    Super fast delivery. Easy to put together. I like water cold and my wife likes it room temperature. I put mine in the fridge and she gets hers from the bekley. Excellent water easy to use. Happy with purchase!!

  22. Jean

    I bought Brita, Aquasana and Santevia but the best is Royal Berkey. Easy to use, treat water fast and the water tastes excellent.
    Scott gave good advice.

  23. Susan and Andy

    We recently purchased the Royal Berkey and we couldn’t be happier!! The Royal works brilliantly! The Berkey has completely enhanced our water consumption as a family. Being a family with two young children we are always trying to model positive and healthy habits, like drinking lots of water. By adding the Berkey to our family, we have found that the children are actually requesting water more often and we even find them helping themselves! We have done taste tests comparing tap water, Brita filtered water and Berkey water and the Berkey water always comes in first!!! I highly recommend the Berkey system, the water truly tastes pure.

    Scott was excellent in providing us with the necessary information and advice to ensure that our family selected the Berkey that was best suited to our needs.

    Thanks Scott!

  24. Cole

    My wife and I bought the Royal Berkey along with the Alkalizing Mineral Stones and the glass spigot. It does an amazing job at filtering our chlorinated city water. Now that I’m used to drinking the water from our Berkey, I find when I’m pouring the city water in the top, it smells like a swimming pool! I’ve found I’ve needed to back-flush the filters (to keep a steady flow through the filters) twice since buying it about six months ago, but it’s a simple process once you’ve done it once. I’ve told more than one friend to check out Conscious Water’s products – It’s a great water solution. Thanks Scott!

  25. Gisele

    We bought our Royal Berkey (with the Alkalizing Mineral Stones) last summer and are very happy with it. It is very efficient and easy to use. We like the idea of portability in the event that we will want to use it on trail rides/camping weekends in the future. Scott is very personable and quick to answer any questions or address any problems that may arise. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for great tasting water at an affordable price.

  26. Anne Marie Brown

    Great product for anyone who enjoys clean water.

  27. Donna Larkin

    I purchased a Royal Berkey for my birthday in May of 2012….what amazing water!!!
    I winter out of Canada and i am missing my Berkey water soooo muich…waited too
    long to order one to bring to Mexico…it is on my “to do” list when we get back in
    April….Thanks to my son Tim for selling me on a Berkey and to you Scott.

  28. Sarah

    Amazing! We use our Royal Berkey with City of Toronto tap water and it has made a huge improvement in taste and quality. The whole family is drinking more water and I feel better knowing that we are getting good quality water without any junk.

    My 2 year old loves being able to easily serve herself and will only drink Berkey water now.

    Scott did a great job of helping us size the system for our growing family and we received our system within a couple of days of placing the order.

  29. Justin T. Thurn

    We have the Royal with two filters.

    It was easy to set up, filters a full reservoir in about 40 minutes, and one fill is usually enough water for a household of three adults and three small children. It is, in every respect, the best water filtration system we have yet used, and will pay for itself several times over by the time we have to replace the filters.

    Concious Water provides top-notch service, and no matter how hard I look I can’t find anything to complain about.

  30. Chris and Shelley R

    Great product with excellent customer service! We were about to order a Berkey 2 years ago from another outlet, then we moved out of town and thought we didn’t need one. Didn’t like the idea or cost of having to change filters often and didn’t want to destroy the pure taste of our creek water – but this year I found a need to add minerals/alkalinity for health reasons. We were going to get a Santevia just for alkalizing – but Conscious Water came up in our search and has such a great comparison chart for overall price with less filter change etc with the Berkey and showed how we can filter our creek water AND add alkalinity for way less hassle and money than we thought.
    Scott answered questions via email quickly and sent out the order so promptly we were truly amazed. You will need his extra tips for setting up too – we were glad we didn’t buy from the other company. We found the taste still sparkling pure and then we found the Ph had gone from 7.7 to 8.7 immediately! Overall, a very good experience, the Berkey looks “quality” and fits in anywhere. We now don’t have the nagging feelings of “what is in our creek water” either! Watch the video “Why in the World are they Spraying?” and you’ll want a Berkey from Conscious Water fast. Thank-you for your excellent help and products.

  31. Jennifer Reid

    That’s right I’m leaving a second review! I have used my Berkey for a whole 3 seasons now ,the water still tastes great and runs perfectly clear every time. I was very sad to close up the cottage and leave my Berkey behind …..hmm could it be that I need a Berkey at home too ???!!!
    Thanks Scott for your very prompt and professional service.
    “Once you go Berkey you’ll never go back”

  32. Judi Bolton

    Hi Scott
    A great little water purifier for our home!! I have reflux problems and acid is the enemy. I needed alkaline water to drink and this little water system works perfectly for me. I feel I’m helping my body to remain more alkaline and thus enjoying more’ internal health’.
    My husband didn’t like the ‘bland’ taste of the water for the first few days but he is now used to it and enjoys drinking our water too! We give it to our cats as well. LOVE IT!!
    Judi Bolton, Shanty Bay

  33. Dawna Ring

    Since I bought the Royal Berkey, my health has improved greatly. It has changed the alkaline balance in my body, as I ward off kidney stones. Thanks Scott!

  34. Kathryn

    Scott, you have an absolutely wonderful product!! Our water never tasted better. And it so easy, we don’t need any power. There is always good healthy water available.
    We have a few Berkey’s in the family. They look great in everyone’s home! Very attractive and practical.
    I am grateful to having met you and Justyna just over a year ago, for you wonderful friendship and your Berkey’s!!

  35. Jason Mohrbutter

    I’ve been very impressed with the Royal Berkey. Great tasting water with a sharp look. Great customer service as well.

  36. Lorna Foster

    After an upbeat and extremely knowledgeable customer service experience with Scott, our family purchased a Royal Berkey and can say that it is one of the absolute best investments anyone can make. The product is attractive and of excellent quality. We feel very comfortable in knowing we have the ability to have instant pure clean water at all times. A month ago during an emergency situation our Conscious Water system came through for us with flying colours! To my family this system is priceless!

    Thanks Conscious Water!

  37. Jessica S-D

    So Awesome!
    Not only is our water great tasting and we are enjoying the health benefits from pure water, but Conscious Water is also a great customer friendly store. When putting it together we had a few questions, and received an email reply virtually instantaneously. Great product, great customer service.

  38. H. Fischer

    Great product – Improves the taste of our Nottawa water greatly.

  39. Carolyn Adolph

    We bought a Royal Berkey, and as Scott recommended, we went with 4 Black Berkey elements. Great that Conscious Water includes tips and tricks for Backcountry use as this is for our camp on an island in Lake Huron. Awesome! Reduced water stress at camp to zero.

  40. Pat Smith

    We are enjoying our Royal Berkey water purifier very much!
    Hadn’t realized how many other tastes were in our water until they disappeared. We keep a cold GLASS pitcher in our fridge all the time and are now drinking far more water than before during this hot summer.

  41. Jennifer Reid

    We tried our Royal Berkey out all last week for the first time 1.5 hrs north of Ottawa in the Gatineau mountains! Easy instructions (provided by Berkey and tips provided by Scott). Had to use the water right out of the lake because our pump was broken. The water was green from the lake with all, sorts of pollen and the bass were all around doing their “spring thing”. TOO cold in the water to go out deep so we had to use the green stuff. The water came out crystal clear! Tasted great! Even My hubby who NEVER drinks water was drinking glasses of the stuff.

  42. Sarah McDonald

    The difference/improvement in the taste is amazing! This size is perfect for our family. I use the water for all our drinking, cooking, dog dish, and even watering our indoor herb garden. We are so happy knowing that we’re improving the quality of water we’re drinking and feeding our family; and saving money too! Thank you very much Conscious Water!

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