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Important things you should know about AB1953 & how it affects you!
What is the lead reduction legislation?
In California, the bill (AB1953) specifically states: “No person shall introduce into commerce, for use in California, any pipe, pipe or plumbing fitting, or fixture intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking water or cooking that is not lead free. This includes kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, and any other end-use devices intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking or cooking.” The Vermont Bill (S152) mirrors this legislation.

Products that do not meet the criteria, as outlined by the code, cannot be introduced into commerce after January 1, 2010.

Who is affected?
All consumers, businesses and manufacturers, distributing plumbing products in California.
Why is meeting this new standard important?
Products that do not meet the criteria as outlined by AB1953 by January 1, 2010, cannot be sold in the State of California.
How do I know if a product is certified to meet this new standard?
Products must receive certification from an independent ANSI-approved, third party testing organization. The manufacturer and the third-party organization that tested the products to theAB1953 standard will be able to provide proper documentation
How do I learn more about AB1953

 

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