Frequent Questions

I operate a hardware store that sells pipes, fittings or fixtures primarily to homeowners, contractors, and some small businesses that sell plumbing services. I recently purchased a large amount of pipes, fittings or fixtures that meet the old definition

No. The changes to the law become effective on January 4, 2014. Congress provided a transition period of three years after enactment (2011) of the new requirements. The statute does not provide any further extensions or exceptions for back inventory, small businesses, or sales to end-users. However, back inventory that could be used in both potable and nonpotable services may still continue to qualify for the exemption, and, as a result, be sold, if the products are clearly labeled as illegal to use for potable services.

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