California AB1953

AB1953 is encompassed in the California Assembly Bill 1953, enacted in September 2006, which calls for a reduction in lead content in all plumbing equipment including pipes, fittings and fixtures to a level less than 0.25%.  This law goes into effect on the first day of January 2010 and all the aforementioned products sold and installed on and after that date must meet this AB1953 lead reduction requirements.

The good news: Haws has been AB1953 compliant since 1990.

Haws has always been committed to providing the safest drinking water possible.  When California passed proposition 65 in 1987, Haws made the decision to manufacture all drinking fountain products using a specially blended lead-free brass alloy.  By the beginning of the 1990s, the entire Haws drinking fountain product line had been converted to the new lead-free alloys, and was entirely 0.0% lead-free.

All of Haws’ drinking fountain products have carried the NSF/ANSI 61, Section 9, certification since the early 1990s. Haws NSF/ANSI 61 certifications, obtained through the internationally recognized CSA Testing Laboratory, for all of its drinking fountains, faucets and electric water cooler product lines are available online.

To assure the public of Haws’ compliance with the new California law, Haws has also obtained independent third party verification of compliance with AB1953, through the CSA Testing Laboratory.

Further, in order to meet future requirements Haws has introduced drinking water products with a 100% lead free waterway, Haws’ two new all stainless steel drinking faucets, models 5010SS and 5010.6427SS, and the new all stainless steel pushbutton valve model 5874SS have also been certified to NSF/ANSI 61 by CSA Testing Laboratories. Look for future new drinking fountain products that incorporate these faucets for a fully certified solution.