Upcoming Standards And Compliance Regarding Lead-Free RequirementsSource: Badger Meter
Badger Meter has and will continue to manufacture and provide products that meet the requirements of current and future lead-free standards. This white paper discusses these changing industry needs both as they relate to Badger Meter products and to water utilities in general. Over the past several years, regulatory and legislative efforts to reduce the lead contained in all plumbing related products used to deliver drinking water to end users has increased at the state and now federal levels. As a leader in water meter manufacturing, Badger Meter continues to be proactive in this movement. Lead-related standards began with NSF/ANSI Standard 61. This standard establishes limits for the amount of lead and other contaminants that may leach into drinking water from contact with the wetted surfaces of a meter.
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