Do some new plumbing fixtures still contain lead?

Federal and State lead regulations do not cover any pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, or fixtures, that are used exclusively for nonpotable services like manufacturing, industrial processing, irrigation, outdoor watering (hoses), or other uses where the water is not anticipated to be used for human consumption. This includes toilets, bidets, urinals, fill valves, flushometer valves, tub fillers, shower valves, service saddles, or water distribution main gate valves that are two inches in diameter or larger.

Be sure that only valves and filters intended for drinking water supply are used in any home plumbing project.

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1. What is a residential water service?
2. What can I do to reduce the risks of lead in my drinking water?
3. Do faucets contain lead?
4. Are there any faucets with no lead at all?
5. Does it really matter if I have an ultra-low lead faucet?
6. Do some new plumbing fixtures still contain lead?
7. How does Concord Public Works determine the material of my water service?
8. I’m interested in purchasing a property in Concord, can you tell me if it has a lead water service?
9. Can I get my water tested?
10. What material are water service lines typically made out of?
11. Where Can I Get More Information About My Drinking Water?
12. Why Replace my Lead Service?
13. Which type of filter removes lead?
14. How can I tell if my faucet is "lead free"?