Lead Free Resources

Per the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, (legislation amending the Safe Drinking Water Act) the use and sale of lead pipes, plumbing fittings or fixtures, solder and flux has further been restricted in Pennsylvania and nationwide.

Effective January 4, 2014, pipe, fittings, valves, faucets, backflow preventers, pipeline strainers, etc. manufactured from or containing leaded alloys may not be used for potable water installations.

We at Yeager Supply have adjusted our inventory to ensure that we have compliant products available to ship for next-day delivery. To comply with these Federal regulations, we are no longer supplying leaded brass products anticipated for use in potable water applications.

It is not too late to educate yourself and your employees or co-workers about this law and its consequences.

Additional literature can be found on the government and manufacturers’ websites, including the following:

Government Resources

 

US Environmental Protection Agency

For official information the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, including draft EPA interpretations of the Federal law, select the following links to view the government agencies' websites.

US EPA - Lead in Drinking Water
Text of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

Professional/Trade Organization Resources

 

Get The Lead Out

The Get The Lead Out Plumbing Consortium's training site should be at the top of your list for information regarding the new regulations. The Consortium includes representatives from manufacturers, engineering associations, trade organizations, and supply associations. This page has links to training manuals, action plans, and soldering resources.

Get The Lead Out

 

Safe Plumbing

Safe Plumbing is the educational site of the Plumbing Manufacturers International, a trade association of plumbing products manufacturers.

Safe Plumbing - Clean Water

 

NSF International

The NSF site is the home for standards and testing of low lead products. The relevant documents are Standard 61 and Standard 372.

NSF International - Low Lead Water Products Guide

Manufacturer's Resources

 

American Standard

American Standard faucets have been available lead free since 2009.

American Standard - Lead Free in 2009

 

Apollo

Apollo/Conbraco has indicated that they will still make their line of industrial valves available after 2014 in addition to their lead-free offering.

Apollo - Lead Free

 

Bradley

Bradley was one of the first manufacturers to introduce lead free thermostatic mixing valves.

Bradley - Lead Free Valves

 

Harris

Harris manufactures a full line plumbing solders, NSF certified for lead-free/potable water applications.

Harris Products - Soldering

 

Lee Brass

Lee offers a full line of lead-free brass/bronze cast threaded and solder joint fittings.

Lee Brass - Lee Free

 

NIBCO

NIBCO has been a domestic manufacturer of lead free plumbing products since 1992.

NIBCO - Lead Free

 

Rectorseal

Rectorseal's Nokorode Regular Paste and Aqua fluxes are NSF 61 Annex G certified lead-free for use on potable water lines - and stocked at Yeager Supply.

Rectorseal - Soldering Products

 

Viega

Viega, a leading manufacturer of press-end valves and fittings, has been an early adopter of lead-free alloys in the manufacture of their products.

Viega - Zero Lead Information

 

Watts

Watts' site details their plan for inventory transition - beyond 2014 they will no longer be producing or offering for sale non-compliant products.

Watts - We Are Lead Free