In response to a new bill affecting lead content of residential and commercial faucets in California, Chicago Faucets has introduced Ecast – a line of durable brass faucets and fixtures for installation in food service areas, classrooms and other areas where students may drink water.
Ongoing efforts by state legislators to provide the safest drinking water possible to the residents, and especially to the children of California, has resulted in the creation of California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB1953).
Due to take effect on a January 2010, the new bill requires that residential and commercial faucets for dispensing water for human consumption must not exceed a total weighted average of 0.25% maximum lead content.
Facilities particularly impacted by this new law include: schools, day-care centres, hospitals, healthcare facilities, restaurants and cafeterias.
“This new line of faucets has already received certification,” said Andreas Nowak, CEO of Chicago Faucets. “We’re very excited to be able to offer it to the schools and other facilities throughout the state of California ahead of schedule.”
Ecast will be available at the start of October 2008, enabling Californians to meet this regulation 14 months before the law takes effect.
“Our opinion was, why make the children and residents of California wait, when we have the ability to provide faucets that meet this new law today,” added Nowak.
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