Drinking Water Low Lead Legislation

Federal Legislation: Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

Lead-Free Compliance Date: January 4, 2014

Congress enacted the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act to amend Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

As of January 4, 2014, newly purchased and installed plumbing pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fixtures, solder, and flux used for transportation of drinking water must be lead-free.

Lead-free is defined as no more than 0.25% on wetted surfaces.

Exempt from the legislation are products not intended for potable water or water for human consumption. Toilets, bidets, urinals, fill valves, flushometer valves, tub fillers, shower valves, service saddles, or water distribution main gate valves that are two inches in diameter or larger are not affected by this law.

Please note all of our kitchen, bath, and irrigation products are compliant with the new SDWA requirements, and as a result some parts may no longer be available for purchase.

Shop a wide selection of affordably priced lead-free faucets in stock and available for free, next-day delivery.*