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Our Lead Free Product Plan

Product Transition Plan for 2014 Lead Free Compliance

In preparation for the January 4, 2014 transition to Lead Free products we announced our Product Transition Plan for 2014 Lead Free Compliance. The plan details our strategy for transitioning affected standard products to meet the requirements of the National “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act” S.3874. Please see below for details regarding our Cease Manufacturing Schedule, In-Scope Products, our No Return Policy, and our Lead Free Price List Link.

In-Scope Product List

In preparation for the Lead Free transition we developed a list of in-scope products from the brands of Ames Fire & Waterworks, Dormont, FEBCO, Powers, Orion, Savard, and Watts. In-scope products include:

  • Automatic control valves
  • Backflow prevention devices
  • Ball valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Dielectric unions
  • Expansion tanks
  • Faucets
  • Flexible connectors
  • Gate, globe & check valves
  • Gauges
  • Low-pressure valves
  • PEX crimp fittings
  • Quick-connect fittings
  • Relief valves
  • Stop valves
  • Strainers
  • Tempering valves
  • Water connectors
  • Water hammer arrestors
  • Water pressure regulators
  • Brass fittings

For specific details on impacted products, visit our Product Lookup page or contact your local sales representative. Select ACV's, Backflow Prevention Assemblies, Tempering Valves, as well as Relief Valve and Hose Thread products will continue to be offered in Standard materials for applications not in scope for the new Lead Free legislation.

Lead Free Product Classification Details

We’ve added additional details to our Lead Free product Lookup Guide. The detailed descriptions found here provide additional details on how we’ve classified products affected by the Lead Free changeover.

Important: No Return Policy

We have a No Return Policy on affected Standard Products.

Lead Free List Price Link

Our list prices are available at http://www.wattswater.com/dataExchange. Due to the increased cost of base raw materials and added cost of processing, in most cases Lead Free products will carry a modest price premium over comparable Standard Products.

*Lead Free: The wetted surface of our Lead Free products contacted by consumable water contain less than 0.25% of lead by weight.