Water Commission Issues Notice About Lead Levels

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Passaic Valley Water Commission
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Tap water monitoring results from samples taken in New Jersey cities showed high lead levels

After finding elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some Paterson, N.J., homes and buildings, the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has issued a warning notice to area residents.

The agency said tap water monitoring results from samples taken during September and October showed high lead levels in Paterson, Clifton, Passaic and Prospect Park.

Here are the steps the commission is suggesting residents take:

Publication Date: 
December 26, 2012

Industry Leaders Form "Get the Lead Out" Plumbing Consortium

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Plumbing Manufacturers International
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The consortium will provide education about the manufacture, distribution and installation of lead free plumbing products

A consortium of plumbing manufacturers and industry trade associations met in Chicago on Aug. 30, 2012, at the invitation of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation. The purpose of this meeting was to develop strategies to alert and prepare industry constituents for upcoming changes in the allowable level of lead in plumbing products. President Obama signed the federal “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act” into law on Jan. 4, 2011. The bill becomes effective Jan. 4, 2014.

Publication Date: 
October 12, 2012

Omnipure Filter Co.

Omnipure Filter Company is a 42 year leader in the manufacture of water filters. We also manufacture carbon blocks, cartridges, specialty and custom filters. Our filters are used in many application including: ice-makers, water coolers, commercial beverage equipment, food service, undersink and countertop residential units, water coolers, and RO units. All filters are US made.

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1904 Industrial Way
Caldwell, ID 83605
United States
Toll-free: 800-398-0833
Phone: 208-454-2597
Fax: 208-454-0026

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KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc.

KDF PROCESS MEDIA - Protect or Replace existing filters, founded in 1984, KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc. is a technological leader in the fluid treatment industry. Beginning with a U.S. patent for KDF redox alloy media in 1987, the company continues its technological innovation. KDF process media are used in pre-treatment, primary treatment, and wastewater applications. KDF media supplement or replace existing technologies to dramatically extend system life, lower total cost, and decrease maintenance. Patented KDF process media are 100 percent recyclable and contain no chemical additives.

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Three Rivers Area Enterprise Park
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Phone: 800-437-2745 /, ext. 24
Fax: 269-273-4400/8

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In 2007, the NSF Intl. Drinking Water Treatment Unit Joint Committee revised the NSF/ANSI Standard 53 protocol for pH 8.5 lead reduction based on a substantial amount of research on particulate and colloidal lead. The research conducted by the NSF task group revealed a great deal of inconsistency in the amount of particulate lead formed from batch to batch and from laboratory to laboratory due to the precipitation of this element from the solution.

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Testing and developing a lead-reduction filter for gravity pitchers

Publication Date: 
May 30, 2012
Activation Date: 
May 30, 2012
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Aging Out

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had worked with three New Jersey school districts to successfully lower lead levels in their drinking water. Testing in 2010 and 2011 found elevated lead levels in approximately 8% of the outlets it tested at the Atlantic City, Union City and Weehawken school districts. The districts resolved the problem through a variety of methods, from filtration to replacing fixtures to simply shutting off those outlets. The latest round of testing showed that lead levels were within acceptable EPA limits.

Activation Date: 
February 24, 2012
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23232

Getting the Lead Out

Lead has been a hot topic for consumers and the media for many years. We all have heard about the deterioration of U.S. water distribution systems, lead service lines, extremely high levels of lead in Washington, D.C.’s drinking water because of a change from chlorine to chloramine, lead in paint, lead in toys, new lead content laws in California and Vermont (soon to be national)—concerns about lead that will never go away.

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Challenges in creating a consistent lead certification protocol

Publication Date: 
November 30, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23152

Lead-Free Goes National

Worldwide, engineered plastic connectors and tubing are used in the water quality industry for a host of residential, commercial and industrial applications. From water treatment and filtration to beverage dispensing and ice making, there are several sound reasons for their widespread use.

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Low-lead plastic products are ready for federal lead legislation

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22896

Meeting Low-Lead Requirements for Valves

Many manufacturers or distributors of ball, butterfly, gate, check, control, globe, plug, relief, regulator, pinch or diaphragm valves have been or may be required by state or federal law to comply with low-lead requirements. If you have been required by the state to have your valves comply with low-lead regulations, there may be some confusion on where to start and how to proceed.

Following are suggestions that will help facilitate a quicker certification as well as help eliminate headaches in the long run with the certification.

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Researching materials leads to a smoother compliance process

Publication Date: 
June 1, 2011
Activation Date: 
June 1, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22815

The New Low-Lead Law

With the compliance deadline approaching for California’s AB 1953, Stephanie Harris, managing editor of Water Quality Products, recently spoke with NSF’s technical manager of water distribution systems certification program, Pete Greiner, to gain insight on the new law and Annex G to NSF/ANSI Standard 61.

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Industry Insight: Pete Greiner

Publication Date: 
September 8, 2009
Activation Date: 
September 8, 2009
Company Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21073
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