In early 2014 the Federal Government will be signing into law The Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act as part of the 1974 Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Some states have already adopted this as part of their plumbing code since 2006 (California, New Hampshire, and Vermont). At James CRAFT & Son we have made it policy to install lead free products on all of our projects. And as a leading mechanical contractor we feel it is our duty and responsibility to stay “ahead of the curve” when it comes to new codes and regulations.

We ultimately want our customers in compliance, their end users safe and their systems meeting all applicable codes. Many plumbing product manufacturers have developed new products that meet these codes. These products continue to become more common in the industry and many major manufacturers have specific Lead Free product lines. The construction industry is an ever changing environment and you can expect James CRAFT & Son to be changing with it. For more information on the Lead Free Act and products click on these links.