No Lead BrassOn January 4, 2011, Congress signed into law an amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act through Bill S.3874 (The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act).  The measure amends Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act by redefining “lead free”.
Effective January 4, 2014 this law will prohibit manufacturers and importers from selling plumbing fixtures that do not meet the new standards.  The amendment now makes the federal law consistent with Act AB1953 which was passed in California in 2006 and Vermont’s Act 193.  It will now limit the maximum content of lead in plumbing devises to a Weighted Average Lead Content of 0.25% or less.
To find out more, and find out how May Supply is working proactively with our  customers to comply with this law, click here to read May Supply’s Lead-Free Brass Policy.