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.
Speakman Co. converts a majority of its faucet families to meet the 1.5-gpm standard
WaterSense awareness has become a prevalent issue over the years and is now in effect, helping to transform the plumbing industry. Speakman Co. has been working to convert most of its commercial faucet line to meet the low-flow standard of 1.5 gal per minute (gpm).
In response to WaterSense development, Speakman has now converted a majority of its faucet families to meet the low-flow requirement while still maintaining the quality expected from its products.
Zuvo Water's Stratus combines a modern faucet design with patented water filtration technology
Zuvo Water launched Stratus, the world’s first cloud-connected water filtration and faucet ecosystem, on Indiegogo today. The system combines modern faucet design, Zuvo’s patented water filtration technology and a cloud-connected app.
Stratus' features include:
Hot-only and hot-and-cold faucets are offered in designer and contemporary styles, providing flexibility for upscale kitchens and entertainment areas. Available in four finishes, they work with most instant hot water dispensers and can be adapted for use with RO systems.