Frequent Questions

I am a manufacturer of faucet-mounted water treatment devices and plumbed-in treatment devices, which may include dedicated faucets. Are these types of devices a pipe, fitting or fixture that is subject to the new lead free requirements?

Yes, both point-of-use and point-of-entry devices are covered by the lead free requirements because the terms used by Congress are commonly understood to include kitchen and bathroom faucets and the pipes leading to such faucets. These devices are typically integrated into a faucet or plumbing system that delivers drinking water and as such is considered to be covered by the new lead free requirements. Because these devices may be designed to remove lead, EPA expects that some may already meet the lead content limit of 0.25%.

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