|Lead Free Legislation is a Game Changer
By now, contractor demand for lead free plumbing components in California and Vermont, the first two states to pass their own lead free plumbing laws, is an ongoing need with no turning back. Recently, Maryland and Louisiana passed legislation.
During the next year, wholesalers and contractors in all other states will need to comply. One wholesaler’s advice: “Ease your way into it, but begin immediately if you haven’t already. Sell or install all of the standard products now while you can and, as inventory is reduced, replenish supplies with the new lead free technology.”
Recently, Watts Water Technologies conducted a random survey of wholesalers and contractors in Vermont and California. They found that wholesalers and their contractor customers, as a whole, were receptive to the change.
The key variable they found, however, was the way manufacturers responded to the need to re-tool products and how effectively they introduced wholesalers to them. Watts Water managers were delighted to learn from wholesalers and contractors that they (Watts Water) handled the transition well.
There are many facets, and some challenges, to the seismic shift to lead free plumbing components. As a leading producer of lead free products and technology, the brands of Watts Water have also made a commitment to being an information leader.
Learn more at www.WeAreLeadFree.net
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