JAN 01, 2010 - NO LEAD COMPLIANCE Law In Effect!
California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB1953) was signed into law September 30th, 2006 by State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The intent was to reduce the amount of lead in specific plumbing fixtures from its current regulated amount of no more than 8%, to a new standard not to exceed 0.25%.
The bill takes effect January 1, 2010. Are You Prepared?
Specific language in the bill states... "No person shall introduce into commerce, for use in California, any pipe, pipe or plumbing fitting, or fixture intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking water or cooking that is not lead free. This includes kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, and any other end-use devices intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking or cooking."
After January 2010, all California schools, businesses and homes will have faucets that are effectively obsolete due to the new law’s strict requirements. While some will wait until their current faucets break down or new parts are needed, it makes the most sense to replace old faucets now. Waiting until January 2010 will all but guarantee longer wait times as the onslaught of orders and inquiries pour in. Replace your faucets easily and quickly right now with trusted lead-free compliant products from Haws, BrassCraft, CHG, Sloan Valve and Symmons.