JAN. 4, 2014, IT'S THE LAW.
ARE YOU COMPLIANT?
Please note, this information is provided to you by BrassCraft for information purposes only and should not be viewed as legal advice.
The "Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act" was signed into law in 2011. The legislation, effective January 4, 2014, reduces the allowable lead content of wetted surfaces in drinking water pipes, pipe fittings and plumbing fixtures.
No-lead legislation: what is it?
The new no-lead legislation, Federal Public Law 111-380, prohibits the sale of plumbing fixtures with a wetted surface area containing more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead. This law virtually eliminates the lead content of pipes, pipe fittings and fixtures intended to convey or dispense water for drinking or cooking.
What does this mean for our customers?
Your current inventory of any non-compliant brass products from BrassCraft Manufacturing will became obsolete on January 4, 2014. A Non-compliant product is not grandfathered for continuous use and cannot be sold.
Which products are exempted from the no-lead law?
Products that are used exclusively for non-potable services such as manufacturing, industrial processing, irrigation, outdoor watering, or any other uses where the water is not anticipated to be for human consumption are not part of the no-lead law.
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BrassCraft Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of high-quality plumbing products for new construction, and repair and remodel markets. For over 65 years, the company has delivered innovative plumbing products designed to not only meet, but exceed, the needs of the plumbing industry. Headquartered in Novi, MI with manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, TX, Corona, CA, and Thomasville, NC, BrassCraft Manufacturing has made major investments in our manufacturing facilities and our people to be competitive while employing American workers.