Many news portals have been discussing the latest amendment to the lead free law. The entire objective of the law is to make water supplies cleaner and safer for drinking. The following excerpt from Water World provides more information:
“Beginning on January 4, 2014, a new national law will amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require all products in contact with drinking water to have a 0.25% maximum lead content for all wetted components using a surface based averaging formula. This rule will impact virtually every component of a water treatment and distribution system from the treatment plant to plumbing fixtures inside homes.”
2011 marked the year that President Obama signed the “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act,” which revised the definition of “lead free” for pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures. California was the first state to implement the lead free ruling.
“In 2006, California became the first state to require essentially lead-free plumbing fittings and fixtures, with passage of California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB 1953). Since then, other states, including Vermont, Maryland and Louisiana, have passed comparable laws limiting the lead content in materials in contact with drinking water.”
As plumbing contractors and other professionals need to comply with the government’s latest amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act, they should order durable lead free fittings and other plumbing components from reputable suppliers like Gruner Brass Fittings Corp. In order to ensure compliance, plumbing contractors should familiarize themselves with the no-lead law and learn how to identify no-lead products.
The use of compliant lead free compression fittings and other lead free plumbing components ensures that drinking water is safe for consumption. Lead free compression fittings and lead-free pipe fittings can be safely used in residential and industrial plumbing and water management systems. Failure to comply with the new amendment could lead to costly fines and other unpleasant consequences.
(Source: Water Industry Plans for Transition to Lead-Free Rules, Water World)