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PMI praises California's lead testing results.

Press Release Summary:

July 25, 2011 - PMI members' products successfully passed California Department of Toxic Substance Control's first testing for reduced lead content in drinking water faucets, pipes, and pipefittings. PMI supports implementation and enforcement of the California bill that not only became state law, but also guided the way for national "Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act." PMI continues to work closely with California's legislators and DTSC to reduce maximum lead content to 0.25%.

Plumbing Manufacturers International - Rolling Meadows, IL

Original Press Release

PMI Praises California's Lead Testing Results and Leadership in Protecting Safe Drinking Water

Press release date: July 21, 2011

Rolling Meadows, IL - Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) members' products successfully passed the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC)'s first testing for reduced lead content in drinking water faucets, pipes and pipefittings. Of the manufacturers identified in the DTSC's report, four are PMI members and two of these are located in California. PMI continues to support implementation and enforcement of the California bill that not only became state law, but also guided the way for the national "Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act" signed into law January 2011. California's Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) authored the bill requiring product testing and praised the value of the testing required by this legislation. "PMI continues to work closely with California's legislators and DTSC to reduce the maximum lead content to 0.25%," says Barbara C. Higgens, PMI's executive director. "We actively engaged the state DTSC in developing a fair and balanced testing methodology and support ongoing testing and certification to ensure all products meet the requirement. We congratulate our members for complying with this standard and their leadership in protecting consumers." The California DTSC test report may be viewed here. About PMI:
Plumbing Manufacturers International is the voluntary, not-for-profit international industry association of manufacturers of plumbing products, serving as the Voice of the Plumbing Industry. Member companies produce a substantial quantity of the world's plumbing products. For more information on PMI, contact the association at 1921 Rohlwing Road, Unit G, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. Visit http://www.pmihome.org. PMI Mission Statement:
  • To promote the water efficiency, health, safety, quality and environmental sustainability of plumbing products, while maximizing consumer choice and value in a fair and open marketplace.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of information and industry education.
  • To represent openly the members' interests and advocate for sound environmental and public health policies in the regulatory/legislative processes.
  • To enhance the plumbing industry's growth and expansion. Contacts:
    Barbara C. Higgens, executive director, Plumbing Manufacturers International, bhiggens@pmihome.org, 847-481-5500
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