Once the amendments take effect on January 4, 2014, there will be nothing in the SDWA that would require any part of these products to meet the old (or new) definition of lead free. However, there may be State or local laws prohibiting these products from containing more than a certain percentage of lead, or other legal implications to increasing the lead content of these products, so manufacturers may want to seek legal advice before increasing the lead content of these products.
I am a manufacturer of toilets, bidets, urinals, fill valves, flushometer valves, tub fillers, shower valves, service saddles, or water distribution main gate valves that are 2 inches in diameter or larger. Now that the new law exempts these products from
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