Any plumbing installed prior to January 4, 2014 would not need to be replaced under SDWA so long as it met the lead free requirements applicable at the time of installation. Any pipe, fitting or fixture installed after January 4, 2014 must meet the new lead free definition. EPA recommends you check with your local building inspector to get more information on implementation of this requirement, including any documentation required to demonstrate the lead content and installation date.
I am a builder and I anticipate that I will have a project that is partially completed on January 4, 2014. Am I required to remove all the plumbing that is not compliant with the new definition of lead free?
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