Making Sense Of Lead Free, Low Lead, And No Lead Terminology

Making Sense Of Lead Free, Low Lead And No Lead Terminology

Post Flint, there has been a deeper focus in the service line business around the presence of lead in service brass. In particular, the plethora of information that has arisen, referencing terms such as low lead, no lead or lead free. Water Talk sat down with Dave Cole, Central District Manager from Mueller Company at WEFTEC 2017 to make sense of it all.

“No lead is a term that has no regulatory meaning,” explained Cole. “At this point, even though lead level is negligible, no service brass is completely free of lead.” Cole spoke to the various regulations governing lead levels in brass fixtures before discussing why lead levels in tap water often rise following the completion of a partial service line replacement. To listen, click on the player below: