Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act
Congress enacted the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act on January 4, 2011, to amend Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regarding the use and introduction into commerce of lead pipes, plumbing fittings or fixtures, solder and flux. The Act established a prospective effective date of January 4, 2014.
On August 16, 2012, the EPA held a public webinar with external stakeholders to discuss the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act and the potential ramifications that this change of legislation may have. The EPA subsequently released a document intended to help the public understand the statutory requirements, and further stating that it intends to further clarify and refine these and other issues related to these provisions in a future rulemaking.