Frequent Questions

How is the prohibition on use of lead pipes, solder, and flux, most commonly called the lead-ban enforced and implemented?

The lead-ban is enforced by the states through state or local plumbing codes, or such other means of enforcement as the State may determine appropriate (SDWA §1417(b)(1)). States not enforcing these requirement are subject to EPA withholding up to 5 percent of federal funds available to the state for state program grants (SDWA §1417(c)).

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