Crown Berkey® – The Biggest Berkey Water Filter (6 Gallons)

Berkey’s largest purifier model,  the Crown Berkey® holds six gallons of purified water. This filter is ideal for large families, churches, orphanages,  and hospitals. As with other systems, adding additional Black Filters, will speed up the filter time, getting you purified water faster!





The Crown Berkey® Water Filter: Overview

  • Holding Capacity: 6 Gallons (22.71 L)
  • Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Finish: High Polish Stainless Steel

Berkey’s largest purifier model,  the Crown Berkey holds six gallons of purified water, and can accommodate 2 – 8 Black Berkey Filters and Fluoride Filters.  As with other systems, adding additional Black Filters, will speed up the filter time, getting you purified water faster!

The largest Berkey Water Filter System, holding 6 gallons of purified water, is great for large families. When fully equipped with 8 Black Berkey Purification Elements it is suited to provide water for 20+ people at home, churches, hospitals, and orphanages.

Why Do We Need Large Filters?

The Crown Berkey water filter system was created out of necessity. Prior to the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001, Berkey concentrated on the filtering needs of most families and groups of people desiring a means of producing purified drinking water. These times seemed somehow more secure and stable. People were confident in the ability of our most sacred municipalities to meet our basic needs like drinking water. Post 9/11, the mood of the entire world changed; these changes dictated a need for a different water filter than Berkey had provided in the past.

The need for a water purification system capable of taking raw, untreated water from outside sources and producing purified, good tasting drinking water for masses of people left without safe municipal supplies became a common request. The customer looking to shop for a filter that met this demand was the reason we developed the Crown Berkey water filter system.


We built on the three known factors we discovered while developing the Imperial Berkey. First, the upper container height was increased for the Crown. This added height produced the increased pressure that was needed to push higher volumes of water through the Black Berkey purification elements.

Secondly, the diameter was increased in order to increase the number of filters to eight. This larger number of filters produced a 33% increase in filtering surface area over the Imperial.

Lastly, we increased the height and diameter of the lower water storage container. This new container held a full six gallons of purified drinking water, making it large enough to sustain water levels during peak usage demands. We discovered during earlier tests that drinking water needs came in waves and a larger storage container was needed to prevent it from running dry during these times.

The Ultimate Water Solution in an Emergency

World events since 9/11 have reaffirmed the need for a large capacity water filter. Events like Hurricane Katrina – which left thousands without treated drinking water – and the tsunami disaster in Japan saw great suffering that in some cases was alleviated because of water filtering systems provided by Berkey.

Now, customers looking to purchase a single water filtering device capable of supplying the demands of large groups of up to 150 people for a prolonged period of time need to look no further. Rest assured that if disaster strikes, you will still have major problems, but one of those problems will not be the availability of clean drinking water. The Crown comes with everything you will need to start producing purified drinking water minutes after assembly. It takes only 10-15 minutes to assemble and requires no special knowledge or tools. Buy yours online today.

*Not yet available in Iowa or California*

What’s Inside the Crown Berkey® Water Filter?



Crown Berkey® Water Filter System

Filtered Water Capacity 6 Gallons (22.7 L)
Product Dimensions 11 x 11 x 31 inches
Product Dimensions (Nested) 11 x 11 x 23 inches
Weight Empty 12 lbs
Weight Full (Lower Chamber Full)  62 lbs
Material High polish 304 stainless steel
Spigot (Included) Material BPA free, FDA approved, high impact polypropylene
Price (USD)
$504 with 2 Black Berkey Filters (standard configuration)

$664 with 4 Black Berkey Filters

$824 with 6 Black Berkey Filters

$984 with 8 Black Berkey Filters

Purification Speed 

(Gallons Per Hour)

Up to 6.5 GPH with 2 Black Berkey® Filters (standard configuration)

Up to 13 GPH with 4 Black Berkey® Filters

Up to 16.5 GPH with 6 Black Berkey® Filters

Up to 26 GPH with 8 Black Berkey® Filters

Availability  Not yet available in Iowa or California (Learn Why)

Black Berkey® Purification Filters

Contaminants Removed 203 contaminants are removed including, but not limited to; viruses (99.999%), pathogenic bacteria (99.9999%), Chloramine (below lab detectable limit), trihalomethanes (99.8%), pharmaceuticals (99.9%), pesticides (below lab detectable limit),heavy metals ( See full list of removed contaminants here)
Product Dimensions 2.25 x 2.25 x 9.75 inches
Composition Carbon composite containing high-grade coconut shell carbon combined with a proprietary blend of 5 other types of media.
Certifications The Black Berkey® purification element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 531
Lifespan 3,000 gallons per filter. (6,000 gallons per set of 2)




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