BUSINESS: Plumbing Manufacturers International Celebrates California’s Adoption Of Industry’s Lead-Testing Requirement For Certified Drinking Water Devices

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) congratulates California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California State Legislature for enacting Assembly Bill (AB) 100 into law. Authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden, AB 100 adopts industry standard NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 2020 as the lead-testing requirement for certified endpoint drinking water devices sold in California.

Developed by the Joint Committee on Drinking Water Additives – System Components facilitated by NSF International, NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 2020 was published last year as the new industry standard for the amount of lead that can leach from plumbing products during testing. The industry standard has reduced the amount of lead that can be leaked during product testing by fivefold, from Q = 5 micrograms (mcg), to Q = 1 mcg. One millionth of a gram is one mcg. By comparison, one grain of salt is 60 times larger than 1 mcg.

“It is gratifying to see California adopt the NSF 61 requirement and validate the outstanding work of the committee,” said PMI CEO/Executive Director Kerry Stackpole. California’s adoption of the industry standard is another milestone in the industry’s ongoing quest for high-performing and water-efficient plumbing products.

Products meeting the new requirement will be marked with ‘NSF/ANSI/CAN 61: Q

Products meeting the NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 2020 standard adopted by California will be marked with “NSF/ANSI/CAN 61: Q How to Purchase a Low-Lead Faucet or Drinking Water Device, helps consumers to identify these compliant products.

Stackpole pointed out that the majority of lead in drinking water comes directly from lead service lines connecting homes and commercial properties with water mains. Not from plumbing fixtures or fittings. PMI supports the infrastructure bill currently before the U.S. Congress; the bill provides $45 billion for removal of lead pipe service lines across the country.

According to their standards development processes, the standard was approved and ratified in part by the Council of Public Health Consultants. The committee includes balanced representation from the manufacturing, consumer and regulatory sectors.

About Plumbing Manufacturers International

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is the trade association of plumbing product manufacturers that produce more than 90% of the United States’ plumbing products, represent more than 150 iconic brands, and develop safe, reliable and innovative water-efficient plumbing technologies. PMI members contribute more than 464,000 jobs and $85.5 billion in economic impact to America’s economy. PMI promotes safe and responsible plumbing. It has a vision that ensures water efficiency, savings, safety and satisfaction for all. PMI members manufacture water-efficient toilets, urinals, faucets, showerheads and other products at more than 70 locations across the country and market them online and in more than 24,000 home improvement stores, hardware stores and showrooms in all 50 states. For more information on PMI, contact the organization at 1750 Tysons Blvd., Ste. 1500, McLean, Va., 22102; tel. : 847-481-5500. www.safeplumbing.org.

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