We have just been notified that as of 12/4/2012, we are now permitted to sell outdoor Berkey Water Filter Systems to CA (Berkey Light and Travel Berkey). Please see the note from the manufacturer New Millennium Concepts below and list of available products. If you intend to, or have placed an order for one of the "indoor" systems (Big Berkey, Royal Berkey, Imperial Berkey, or Crown Berkey), we would need an alternate address of a friend of family member outside of CA, who could then forward it onto you in CA. This method of receiving the indoor systems is permissible.
"As you know we withdrew sales from the California marketplace when their lead free regulations went into affect. At that time it was our, as well as many other firms, opinion that the Lead Free regulations were too ambiguous, the requirements were too cost prohibitive and that the compliance requirements made it virtually impossible for small and medium sized companies, domiciled outside the state of California, to be in compliance.
Since that time however, the state of California has defined with greater specificity the requirements pertaining to this regulation. In reviewing the updated information and after consulting with our counsel, we have come to the conclusion that Berkey free standing water filtration and purification systems do not fall within the scope of those regulations.
The other stainless systems cannot be shipped to California because they are listed as indoor filtration systems and California has other regulations that still affect some of the products. These regulations prohibit the making of any health claims, such as the removal of pathogenic bacteria, on residential filtration systems. These regulations do not apply to "outdoor" water filtration systems and is why these are now available. Until we have conducted a full review of those regulations, only sales of the following systems and products are now permitted to be made available to customers in state of California:
Berkey Light (With or without LED lights)
Black Berkey Filter Elements
PF-2 and PF-4 Filters
All Replacement Parts
Should you have any questions in this regard, please contact us at 877-992-3753 or firstname.lastname@example.org"