At Red Hed, you know you can get the best possible 100% lead-free fittings and fixtures for your water utility's needs. But did you know that we also offer a range of services to help keep your operation running as smoothly as possible? One area we excel in is sharpening tapping bits. Our specific process helps ensure your bits are ready to go at a moment's notice while being protected from the elements. Here's a quick look at our process.
With the formation of the EPA and public concern over lead exposure in the 1960s and 1970s, the plumbing and waterworks industry saw the rise of a new set of laws that regulated lead content in drinking water. As time has gone on, amendments and additional legislation has been passed, on both the state and federal levels, to further limit the amount of lead allowed in drinking water and plumbing systems. But what exactly is the difference between these standards and how do they affect your industry? Here are some more details:
There's no doubt that there have been many changes in the definition of lead-free over the years, with a dizzying number of changes, definitions and standards. As these changes move forward, the continued reduction of lead in waterworks and plumbing fixtures is a concern for the continued operation of many waterworks and utilities companies. How do you stay ahead of the continuous changes of lead-free definitions and requirements that can cost your organization serious money, time and labor down the road? By starting with lead-free brass in the first place.