Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act is a federal law, effective January 4, 2014 that amends the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and sets new, lower standards for the amount of lead permissible in plumbing products that come into contact with potable (drinkable) water.

The new standard does not apply to pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings or fixtures that are used exclusively for nonpotable services such as manufacturing, industrial processing, irrigation, outdoor watering, or any other uses where water is not anticipated to be used for human consumption.  While certain manufacturers are going completely lead-free to reduce the burden of dual stock, Washburn-Garfield will continue to support all of our customers with the appropriate product that best suits their needs at a competitive price

Please reference your particular state and local regulations as they may vary from the specific requirements imposed by the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.

Additional Resources:
 

Get The Lead Out Plumbing Consortium    

 

EPA Summary of the Clean Water Act     

 

NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Overview     

 

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