Jul 26, 2011

PMI Member Companies' Products Pass California Lead Tests

Products comply with new law for reduced lead content

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) members' products successfully passed the California Department of Toxic Substance Control’s (DTSC) first testing for reduced lead content in drinking water faucets, pipes and pipe fittings. Of the manufacturers identified in the DTSC's report, four are PMI members, two of which are located in California.

PMI affirmed its support for the implementation and enforcement of the California bill that not only became state law, but also guided the way for the national Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act signed into law in January 2011.

"PMI continues to work closely with California's legislators and DTSC to reduce the maximum lead content to 0.25%," said Barbara C. Higgens, PMI's executive director. "We actively engaged the state DTSC in developing a fair and balanced testing methodology and support ongoing testing and certification to ensure all products meet the requirement. We congratulate our members for complying with this standard and their leadership in protecting consumers."