ANNISTON, Ala., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee Brass has launched a new website, www.leefreeinfo.com, which features the most up to date information on certification requirements for the nation's potable water distribution systems becoming lead free. Lee Brass has been a leader in manufacturing lead free alloy products for over 40 years. The new federal water safety regulations, which go into effect January 2014, are driving demand for lead free potable water delivery system components, but there is a lot of confusion about accurate information. In order to meet the demand, and to offer a repository of current information, Lee Brass has introduced their LEE FREE® package and produced www.leefreeinfo.com. "The new regulation, known in the industry as NSF 61G, requires less than 5 parts per billion for lead leaching for the Health Effects of Safe Drinking Water Act," says Phil Stephens, VP of Sales and Marketing for Lee Brass. "It also addresses the lead content of potable water delivery system products as having a weighted lead content average of not more than 0.25%," according to Stephens.
Brass and copper water lines are used in the U.S. for the vast majority of water delivery systems; and with good reason. The copper contained in brass makes brass a natural antimicrobial agent. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the registration of antimicrobial products and after extensive testing, according to the agency's stringent test protocols, 355 copper alloys, including brass, were found to kill more than 99.9% of Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and a number of other harmful bacteria.
There are many advantages offered by Lee Brass' LEE FREE package:
Manufactured in the USA
Contains antimicrobial properties that may kill bacteria naturally. Not so with other materials such as stainless steel and PVC.
LEE FREE® offers the most extensive lead free package of cast solder and threaded brass fittings and flanges with 745 line items. It is the most complete lead free package in the world.
And LEE FREE® is NSF 61G certified.
SOURCE Lee Brass