Frequent Questions

I am a manufacturer of hose bibs (threaded faucets with nozzles bent downward). I market them and sell them primarily for use outdoors (e.g. to connect to a garden hose, sprinkler, or irrigation system) but they could be used for services associated with

A hose bib is a pipe, fitting or fixture under the language of the statute and therefore it is subject to the requirements in Section 1417 unless it is used exclusively for nonpotable services. If you market and sell hose bibs for nonpotable services, and the bibs are prominently and clearly labeled as illegal to use for potable services and not anticipated to be used for human consumption, then EPA would generally consider them to be used exclusively for nonpotable services and therefore, exempt from the lead free requirements in SDWA 1417(a)(1) and (3).

Have more questions? Submit a request