Brewseter, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 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 http://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 manufacturer and supplier of code-compliant Plumbing, PVF, Waterworks and Irrigation products, including an extensive offering of certified lead free products for potable water, for use in residential, commercial and industrial installations. In business for over 60 years, Matco-Norca operates four national distribution centers in California, Texas, Georgia, and New York. http://www.matco-norca.com. Lead free site: http://www.matco-norca.com/leadfree. Lead Free Hotline 800-431-2082.