"Low Lead" versus Leaded: choosing the right valve for the application will save you money.
The move to low lead is only required on potable water and not heating, cooling, irrigation, oil, steam or process systems. The delineation is clear and simple but the move by some has been 100%. Published pricing for "Low Lead" valves is 20% - 30% higher than the standard equivalent product. With that cost difference there is reason to consider the service and use the appropriate materials.
Senate Law S.3874 which took effect on January 4, 2014, mandates that potable water systems comply to a new and stringent standard that no system component may contain more than .25% lead. The law is specific to any application in which the water that is being conveyed or dispensed is intended for human consumption, specifically drinking or cooking. While local ordinances may dictate more specific requirements with respect to size range and product types the laws never go beyond potable water applications. Milwaukee Valve's trained sales representatives know, and can advise on where lead-free valves are required and where standard product lines are approved saving the owner material and installation cost with proven compliant products.
Milwaukee/Hammond Valve remain your single largest source for virtually every residential, commercial, or institutional valve application. From ¼" bronze ball to 48" cast iron butterfly, you will find more than 10,000 valve types, sizes and configuration to meet your needs.
For more information on when to use "Low Lead" valves, please visit www.milwaukeevalve.com or www.hammondvalve.com to contact your local Milwaukee Representative.