Berkey Versus Aquasana and Brita

Berkey Water Purifiers vs Aquasana and Brita Filters

Berkey vs Aquasana – Berkey vs Brita – Aquasana vs Brita

This table compares the Big Berkey water purification system to Aquasana and Brita.  You will see in this water filter comparison that Berkey water purifiers are the ultimate winner.  They are the most powerful at removing contaminants and the best value for your money.

(Updated Jan.12th.2017, prices subject to change)

Model Big Berkey with 2 Black Berkey Elements Aquasana Claryum Countertop

Brita Faucet Mount Filtration Basic System

Brita Denali Water Pitcher
Retail Price (CAD) $347.00 $114.27 $18.99 $19.99
Replacement Filter Cost / Filter Life in Liters $135.00 / 22,700 liters $59.99 / 1,703 Liters $18.99 / 356 Liters $7.99 / 151 Liters
Capable of Purifying Untreated Rain, Lake, River, or Stagnant Pond Water Yes No No No
Cost / Liter $0.006 / litre $0.035 / litre $0.053 / litre $0.053 / litre
Replacement Filter Cost / Year (based on filtering 10 liters per day, 3650 liters a year) $21.90 / year $127.75 / year $194 / year $193 / year
1st Year Cost (includes price of initial product) $347.00 $174.26 $192.91 $240.66
2nd Year Cost $0.00 127.75 $194.00 $193.00
3rd Year Cost $0.00 127.75 $194.00 $193.00
4th Year Cost $0.00 127.75 $194.00 $193.00
5th Year Cost $0.00 127.75 $194.00 $193.00
5 Year Total Investment $347.00 $685.26 $970.00 $977.00
Operates Without Water Pressure Yes No No Yes
Pathogenic Bacteria, Cysts and Parasites: E. Coli – Klebsiella – Pseudomonas Aeruginosa – Giardia – Cryptosporidium – Raoultella Terrigena Exceeds purification standards: >99.9999% Pathogenic Bacteria: No Cysts and Giardia: >99.99% Parasites: No Pathogenic Bacteria: No Cysts: >99.99% Parasites: No No
Viruses: (MS2 – Fr Coliphage) >99.999% No No No
Pesticides removed to below detectable limits “reduced” No No
Herbicides removed to below detectable limits “reduced” No No
Chlorine removed to below detectable limits >97.4% >97.5% “reduced”
Aluminum >99.0 No No No
Copper >99.9 No No “reduced”
Iron >99.9 No No No
Lead >99.9 >99.3% >99.3% No
Mercury >99.9 >95.8% No “reduced”
Cadmium >99.7% No No “reduced”
Chromium >99.9 No No No
Volatile Organic Compounds: Ex. Atrazine, Benzine, Carbon, Chloroform, Ethylene Dibromide, Lindane, Tetrachloroethylene, Tetrachloride removed to below detectable limits >99% >99% No
Radiologicals: Radon 222 removed to below detectable limits No No No
Fluoride, Arsenic and Other Residual Heavy Metal Ions up to 99.75% reduction with additional Berkey PF-2 filter No No No

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Certification and Accreditation

The Black Berkey® purification element formulation has been tested by State & EPA accredited laboratories to exceed EPA & ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol.  See the lab test results here.

Accreditation and/or certification by the Department of Toxicology and Environmental Science Louisiana University, National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International, University of Arizona, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, and Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI) Microbiological Testing, Research and Consulting.



The manufacturer, New Millennium Concepts, Ltd., warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months from date of purchase.  Black Berkey purification elements have a two-year prorated warranty calculated in six months intervals.  New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. will replace or repair any product that it deems is not properly functioning during the stated warranty period.

0 thoughts on “Berkey Versus Aquasana and Brita

  • Hi Scott! I’m now deciding between Berkey and Santevia. I’m doing my comparision. I’d like to know if Berkey its better and for what? Thank you!

    • Hey Patricia! Great question. And great timing as well. I am just polishing off a new webpage with a complete Berkey ~ Santevia comparison and review. I will email you the link once complete, and email you now with the basics.
      All the best!


  • The comparison chart was amazing, just hoped to see the Lead and Mercury percentages a bit higher, good nonetheless. Your prices, I must say impeccable.
    Don’t worry brother, in time you’ll be hearing from me.

    • Thanks Alcoy. Great hearing from you! Yes the price is a major + with this system. Can’t beat it!
      All the best, Scott

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