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Black Berkey Elements, 2-Pack

SKU: YK369, Part Number: BB9-2, Shop more Berkey H2O Purifiers items
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  • Purifies to incredible 99.99999% standard
  • Doesn't rely on moving parts or electricity
  • Removes contaminents without losing beneficial minerals
  • Each element can purify up to 3000 gallons of water
  • Ideal solution for virus-contaminated water supplies


Berkey Purifiers Alert

Berkey water purifiers have been one of our most popular products for many years, and their production has now been halted by the EPA. At Pleasant Hill Grain we believe Berkey purifiers are the most effective, highest quality purifiers on the market. But in some areas (mainly California), government authorities have sought for years to curtail Berkey sales. Those government authorities have offered their justifications, while many others have seen very different motives.

The latest move is that the U.S. EPA has now declared that Berkey water purifiers are a pesticide (seriously…), and therefore under their regulatory authority. Berkey is currently under a government order to cease production. As a result, we (and all distributors) are unable to order more Crown, Imperial, or Royal stainless systems, and these models are now out of stock. We can can still order Berkey Light, Big, and Travel—but these remaining Berkey systems are likely to run out soon as well. Berkey has made it very clear that the regulations the government is moving to put in place would mean the end of Berkey. 

Berkey’s stock of separate purifier elements is exhausted, and distributors cannot order more.

Berkey is now suing the EPA in federal court in an effort to overturn their policy. It’s unknown when a ruling will be made, and if the EPA decision is allowed to stand, then we expect any remaining Berkey stocks to sell out in days if not hours. So if you want to ensure your personal supply of Berkey systems and replacement elements, our advice is that now is the time to do that. You can read Berkey’s recent statement on these developments here, and see an interview of Berkey owner Jim Shepherd by Emerald Robinson here.

Black Berkey Purifier Elements

Black Berkey® purifier elements are the world's most powerful gravity filtering solution, certified to eliminate pathogenic bacteria to the EPA's "7 Log" purification standard of 99.99999% reduction. Elements are easily cleanable with a Scotch Brite® pad under running water, and each element will purify up to 3000 gallons of water (6000 gallons per set of two.) The Black Berkey filter formulation has been tested by state & EPA accredited laboratories.

The media within Black Berkey® elements removes contaminants by a surface phenomenon called adsorption, the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. The exclusive purification elements are also impregnated with proprietary media that promote ionic absorption of pollutants within the micro-porous elements. A key reason Berkey systems are so effective in removing contaminants from water is their long contact period. Most systems blast water through their filters at high pressure, which limits contact with their filter media to only a fraction of a second. Water molecules passing through the revolutionary micro-porous structure of the Black Berkey purification elements are drawn gently by gravity and remain in contact with the trapping media for several minutes. This multiplies the Black Berkey filter media's ability to capture contaminants.

  • “We have tried out a number of different elements, and feel the Black Berkey filters provide the taste and protection we want from a water filter, and they last a long time.”

    – Lawrence F., TX

In addition to their phenomenal reduction of pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites, the powerful Black Berkey purification elements also remove or reduce harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, nitrites, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors. Even viruses are removed, down to 25 nanometers. Yet they leave in the water the healthful and beneficial minerals your body needs.

Order for replacement or upgrade

Each Black Berkey purifier system comes equipped with some number of elements. Please see purifier system descriptions for the number of elements that can be installed in, and the number of elements that are included with, each system. For systems that can accept additional elements, installing more will increase flow rate. Other gravity water purifier systems can also be retrofitted with Black Berkey elements to bring them up to the highest possible standard of contaminant reduction and efficiency. We recommend carrying at least one spare set of Black Berkey elements to assure your supply of clean, safe water.


Clean-ability makes Black Berkey water purifier elements one of the most economical ways to purify your water. Why throw money away on expensive noncleanable elements that have to be pitched frequently, when each set of two Black Berkey elements produces up to 6000 gallons of super pure water? 

  • “Love Berkey and Pleasant Hill Grain Company! Price and process very easy!”

    – Celia H., TX

Black Berkey elements come in one size only. The pair of elements on this page are sold without a Berkey water chamber.

Soft water

The Black Berkey® purification elements are designed to remove heavy metals, but will not remove mineral salts, which are added by a water softener. The salt used to soften water will not be extracted by the Black Berkey® element. We recommend that you use softened water directly from the source rather than running it through the Black Berkey® elements.

Please note: Replacement Black Berkey water purifier elements are available for shipment to all U.S. states.

Pleasant Hill Grain is an Authorized Berkey Dealer

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Manufacturer Part NumberBB9-2
BrandBerkey H2O Purifiers
Product Weight (lbs.)1-1/2 lb.
Product ColorBlack
BPA FreeYes
Warranty Length2 year prorated warranty calculated in 6 month intervals


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