In July 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) issued its first annual report on plumbing products sampled and tested for lead concentrations in 2010. All drinking water faucets that were sampled and tested were reported to comply with the state’s new low-lead law.
California checks for compliance with its first round of product testing
Five years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched WaterSense, a volunteer partnership program that promotes water efficiency to protect the nation’s water supply. Targeting manufacturers and consumers alike, the program has had an impact on the way Americans view water use. Leslie Streicher, associate editor of Water Quality Products, checked in with program leader Veronica Blette to learn about the motivation behind our changing water culture and what water efficiency means today.
A few weeks ago, the local electric utility visited my apartment building to give the residents free efficiency upgrades. The focus was not solely energy, however—in addition to replacing all of the building’s standard light bulbs with energy-efficient ones, the company installed free water-efficient faucets and showerheads in each unit.
H2O Filter Warehouse stocks a large inventory of luxury faucets at low prices. It has five styles, each available in eight finishes and featuring a ceramic disk valve mechanism.
The EZ-Faucet Adapter II kitchen sink faucet connector is designed for the easy addition of a feed line for point-of-use (POU) applications. Made with chemical-resistant polypropylene, it can withstand pressures up to 150 psi at 70°F. The adapter connects with standard ½-in. NPSM threads to the faucet and supply line, then branches off with a Mur-lok quick-connect for a supply line to a POU device.
The Pro-Flo PF500 Series of POU faucets are available with either a highly polished, chrome-plated, lead-free brass faucet body or with a stainless steel faucet body. Both have a stainless steel spout with a protective spout tip. Features include: self-closing handle with a lock-open feature; flow rate of 1.5 gpm at 40 PSI; temperature rating of 35°F to 150°F; and it is NSF approved to ANSI/NSF Standard 61.
With three style lines and more than a dozen standard colors and finishes, these faucets complement any décor from classic and traditional to contemporary and eclectic. For a custom touch, they can match any color.
Watts TopMount Faucets eliminate guesswork and provide drinking water quality assurance. The monitor faucets monitors track time and estimate gallons based on handle turns. LED flashes red after six months or after it estimates 4,000 gallons of water have been used by the system. This provides assurance to your customers. Each time cartridges are replaced a new battery is recommended and the replacement battery will reset the monitor.
Pureteck water faucets are intelligent works of art. With three style lines and more than a dozen standard colors and finished, Pureteck faucets compliment any décor, from classic and traditional to contemporary and eclectic. If you want a custom touch, we'll match any color you bring in.
The Touch Guard safety feature is now available for PS/HPS Series faucets. Existing PS/HPS faucets can be converted to Touch Guard by replacing the upper assembly. They are child-resistant, requiring a two-step action to control dispensing. The faucet handle must be squeezed, then pushed down to activate. The Touch Guard feature is available in red, white or blue.