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California Lead-free legislation

On January 1, 2010 new laws came into effect in California (AB 1953) and Vermont (S152) requiring that the lead content be significantly reduced for pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fixtures transporting water for consumption, and plumbing fittings.
The new legislation:

States that you cannot use any pipe, pipe or plumbing fitting, plumbing fixture, solder, or flux that is not lead free in the installation or repair of any public water system or any plumbing in a facility providing water for human consumption. You also cannot sell solder or flux that is not lead free.
Revises the definition of "lead-free" from eight percent lead for pipe and pipe fittings, and four percent lead for plumbing fittings and fixtures to "not more than a weighted average of 0.25% when used with respect to wetted surfaces of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures."
Prohibits a person from using plumbing fittings and fixtures that are not lead-free in a facility providing water for human consumption.
Prohibits a person from introducing into commerce, for use in California or Vermont, any plumbing fixtures intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption that is not lead-fee. This includes kitchen and lavatory faucets.
Carries a possible fine of $6500 per incident.
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