Brewster, NY, January 10, 2014 – As of January 4, 2014 the federal government has mandated that all pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures shall not have more than 0.25% lead with respect to the wetted surface area of products used in potable water applications. As a leading supplier of valves and fittings, Matco-Norca offers a complete line of lead free products that meet or exceed the criteria of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (Federally mandated Public Law 111-380).
The enactment of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act has three key implications. First, it is now illegal to install non-compliant products in potable water systems, while it is the responsibility of state and local governments to enforce the new regulations through applicable local plumbing codes. Lastly, penalties for non-compliance could range from the forced removal of products to punitive fines and/or private lawsuits.
To comply with the new law, Matco-Norca adheres to a multi-stage process of quality control complete with quality control inspections, internal and third party lab testing that is conducted on a routine basis.
As the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act takes effect, Matco-Norca looks forward to helping its customers comply with the new lead free regulations.
To learn more about Matco-Norca’s entire line of lead free plumbing products, visit www.matco-norca.com or call the Company’s Corporate Office at 1 (800) 688-2583.
Matco-Norca, headquartered in Brewster, NY, is a leading supplier of globally sourced, code compliant Plumbing and PVF products for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications. In business for over 50 years, Matco-Norca operates four national distribution centers and select regional warehouses.