AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
Designer and Contemporary faucets for reverse osmosis and water treatment systems are available in 10 designer finishes to match virtually any décor. These finishes include polished chrome, satin nickel, white, biscuit, polished brass, antique bronze, black, bright nickel, venetian bronze and brushed stainless. Made of high-quality, lead-free brass, these upscale faucets complement today’s high-end kitchens.
HFSLT and HFSFT faucets can be ordered with SteriTouch technology to inhibit bacteria growth. An ionic silver-based compound manufactured into the product, the technology uses several modes of action to attack microbes and reduce growth on a surface. The faucets are self-closing and designed for use where a fast flow and compact unit are required.
Designer and Contemporary RO faucets are now available in Venetian bronze finish. These faucets, designed for RO and water treatment systems, are made of high-quality, lead-free brass, combining quality and style with up-sell appeal. They are now available in 10 designer finishes, including Venetian bronze, polished chrome, satin nickel, white, biscuit, polished brass, antique bronze, black, bright nickel and brushed stainless finish. All are listed to NSF/ANSI Standard 61, Annex G.
The Ecofaucet is a hands-free device capable of reducing water use by 50% to 70%. It allows consumers to control water flow hands free in order to use only the minimum amount needed for either bathroom or kitchen sinks. The system can be retrofitted for any existing faucet fixture with just pliers, a screwdriver and basic “handyman” ability.
The Pro-Flo product line offers a unique display stand that lets dealers showcase Designer and Contemporary Hot/Cold faucets in two finishes: brushed stainless and antique bronze. The durable base measures approximately 12 in. wide, is easy to assemble and is completely portable. All Pro-Flo products are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Annex G, meaning they are low-lead plumbing products in compliance with California’s Health and Safety Code section 116875, commonly known as AB1953.
The Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which passed in 2011, will go into full effect on Jan. 4, 2014. It may come as a surprise that the plumbing industry, through Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI), was a primary proponent of getting this law passed, in the spirit of harmonizing regulations across the U.S.
Organizations work together to prepare the industry for the low-lead deadline
No-Drip faucets have a chrome-plated polypropylene HFSL body with ¾-in. 16 UNF threads. They mount to dispensers and containers with a ¾-in. hole dia-meter. They use standard H Line uppers, including the 2-5PSC bonnet and child-resistant Touch Guard upper. Rated for ambient and cold temperatures, the faucets have flow rates of 1.51 gpm. They are ideal for glass, plastic and ceramic beverage and water dispensers and containers.
Made of high-quality, lead-free brass, designer and contemporary RO faucets are now available in Venetian bronze finish. The 12-in. faucet has a smooth operating ceramic disk element, a lever-style handle and a neck that swivels 360 degrees. With a protective spout tip, modular air gap and preinstalled tubing, the faucet retrofits to most brands. It is available in 10 designer finishes and is NSF listed to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Annex G.