Berkey® Water Filters by NMCL Sues the EPA (Aug 9, 2023)

Berkey® Water Filters by NMCL Sues the EPA (Aug 9, 2023)

As a result of Covid-19 era regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken the extreme action by classifying Berkey water filters as a "pesticide" and issuing "Stop Orders" that effectively halt the production and flow of Berkey products in the United States. A court application for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against the EPA was issued on August 24th, 2023.  On November 17th, 2023 the judge dismissed the case due to the Plaintiff’s “lack of standing”, accepting the EPA’s argument. We strongly disagree with the decision and have filed an appeal for the case to be heard by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

At this time sales to our US and Canadian customers are NOT impacted so select Berkey products will remain available to you. Once our stock is depleted, it might be some time before we are able to replenish Berkey systems and Black Berkey Elements. Berkey by NMCL is awaiting the Court of Appeals and this could take months or even up to 1 year.