On January 4, 2011, the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act was signed into federal law. It will go into effect January 4, 2014. The law requires the lead content not exceed a 0.25% weighted average, calculated against the wetted surfaces in potable drinking water pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures. In general, the federal law does not apply to the products manufactured by AMERICAN Flow Control. More specifically the law excludes pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, or fixtures that are used exclusively for non-potable services, where the water is not to be used for human consumption and for distribution main gate valves that are 2 inches in diameter or larger.
AMERICAN Flow Control however has made a commitment to comply with the requirements of the law in our manufacture of any resilient wedge gate valves and check valves containing copper alloys by January 1, 2013.