Arsenic & Activated Carbon

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known Proposition (Prop) 65. The act requires the state to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 800 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.

Aiming for Arsenic

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Preemptive testing can prevent costly penalties in California

Publication Date: 
September 22, 2011
Activation Date: 
September 22, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23038

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
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22815

Water Quality: A Selling Point

Private wells are largely unregulated, and the task of ensuring safety is usually left up to the homeowner. A handful of states have regulations requiring a water test on a private well when the property is sold or a new well is drilled. While not every state has regulations, there may be testing requirements at the county or township level for real estate transactions or certificates of occupancy.

Testing Options

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Benefits of comprehensive water testing for homes with well water

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22681

What's in the Water?

Testing for disinfectants and disinfection byproducts

Activation Date: 
June 4, 2009
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
20811

Consumers’ Contaminant Concerns

With consumers becoming more aware of the importance of water quality, dealers should offer more water testing

Activation Date: 
January 28, 2009
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
20079

Testing: Onsite, Laboratory or Both?

Deciding when, where and how to test well water

Activation Date: 
October 24, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19752
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