Five Berkey water filter accessories

Berkey Water Filter Accessories

Do you have a Berkey countertop water filter? If you do, you might be interested in the following Berkey water filter accessories to enhance usability.

– Glass Water Level View Spigot
– Priming Bulb
– Stainless Steel Replacement Spigot
– Stainless Steel Wire Stand
– Berkey Travel Case
– Replacement Black Berkey Filter Elements

If you don’t have a Berkey countertop water filter, I will say that it’s one of the best there is! We use our Big Berkey for all of our drinking water at home and when we’re out with our 5th-wheel camper.

One of my strongest suggestions for general preparedness is to buy a quality countertop water filter.

The most popular Berkey countertop model is this one:
Big Berkey - 2 gallons
Big Berkey, 2 gallons
(from USA Berkey Filters)

Berkey Water Filter Accessories

All of these accessories are sourced from USA Berkey Filters, an authorized Berkey water filter dealer. “The Berkey Guy”.

Glass Water Level Spigot

The best accessory for the Berkey water filter:

Water Level View Spigot
Stainless Steel View Spigot

After using my Big Berkey for awhile, I always found it annoying that in order to find out how much water was left in the bottom reservoir, you had to lift up the top reservoir to look inside. Rather than continuing to deal with this, the first and most noteworthy accessory that I bought was the glass water level spigot! It’s a no-brainer.

Black Berkey Primer

Another useful item among the Berkey water filter accessories..

Berkey Priming Bulb

NEW > Priming Starter Kit

This is for the Black Berkey filter elements. The primer. New filter elements are dry. The primer accessory will gently force water into the pores of the element. Though not absolutely necessary, it speeds up the process rather than waiting for the filter element to naturally saturate and flow. Especially useful with new filter elements (and subsequent replacements over time).

Also, the Black Berkey Primer will purge (or back-flush) using air to help clean the pores of the filter element – for storage or cleaning assist.

[ Read: How To Clean The Berkey Water Filter Elements ]

Replacement Spigot

Stainless Steel Spigot

One is none and two is one. Having an extra spigot whether it’s an extra glass water level spigot or this one, is a smart thing. If it breaks, your SOL without it.

If you have already purchased the see-through water level spigot, this replacement accessory will serve as a spare backup, just in case.

Stainless Steel Wire Stand

Berkey Stainless Steel Wire Stand

Different sizes available depending on which Berkey water filter that you have.

While I simply set my Big Berkey on a wooden bar stool in the kitchen, their stainless steel wire stand accessory enables you to place the filter anywhere you want – providing room underneath the spigot to fill your cup or container.

Berkey Travel Tote – Case

Do you travel with your Berkey? I do when I’m using the 5th-wheel. You might consider a purpose-designed travel case for your Berkey..

Padded Carrying Case

Replacement Black Berkey Filters

I always keep an extra set! Safe drinking water is Number One priority, so…

Black Berkey Filter Elements

Each filter element is rated for 3,000 gallons of water treatment. So, a set of two in your Berkey (mine pictured above) will filter 6,000 gallons of water!

Don’t ignore the importance of safe drinking water. Water is one of the primary concerns for preparedness. There might be water all around you, but is it safe to drink? Even though it may look pristine, parasites cannot be seen…

[ Read: Berkey: Black Filter Elements vs. White Ceramic ]

Tip: I really like the Travel Berkey 1.5 gallon filter system. Compact size, yet yields 2.75 gallons per hour. Nice for RV or space saving on the counter.

[ Read: Travel Berkey – Specs ]