Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. Public Law 111-380-Jan, 4, 2011 amends Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300g-6) This new low lead requirement will become law in January of 2014.
What does all of this mean to Star customers? It means that any product that touches potable water needs to meet the low lead requirement in January, 2014. The formulas are complicated, but to summarize, the wetted surface of a complete unit (Pump) cannot contain more than .25% lead.
Pumps used exclusively for non-potable services such as manufacturing, industrial processing, irrigation, outdoor watering, or any other uses where the water is not anticipated to be used for human consumption are not required to meet the low lead requirements of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.
A majority of Star pumps are low lead compliant products. Please see list below. For most of the pumps that do not meet this requirement, Star has developed a low lead alternative pump. Check valves, foot valves and many other parts that are sold separately must individually meet the .25% requirement and as a result, will no longer be available in leaded brass. Star Water Systems will continue to keep customers updated as the year progresses.
For more information on the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, visit www.gettheleadoutplumbing.com
In addition to the models listed below, all Star 4" submersible pumps meet requirements for low lead content.