A new law to reduce dangerous lead in drinking water was signed by President Obama on January 4.
The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act was co-sponsored by Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “to protect our environment and the health of our children.”
The new law strengthens and clarifies standards by uniformly reducing the allowable lead in drinking water pipes, pipe fittings and plumbing fixtures. Under the new law, the wetted surface of plumbing fixtures that carry drinking water cannot contain more than an average of .25 per cent lead. Federal law formerly allowed as much as eight per cent lead.
“You can count of me to keep working to protect our children and families from dangerous environmental toxins,” Rep. Pelosi said.