Raypak has announced that effective January 1, 2010, all the company's copper finned tube water heaters and/or boilers manufactured to heat potable water will be certified by an ANSI accredited third party (CSA) to meet California’s new low lead requirements pursuant to AB1953. This includes each waterway component such as bronze headers, valves, fittings and where applicable, mounted pumps.
Required in California after January 1, 2010, these same low lead specifications have already been embraced in Vermont, and are being considered for early adoption by several additional states, plus the Federal government. The new requirement is a maximum of .25% lead content for wetted surfaces where the water may be used for human consumption. The California Statute applies to plumbing system components installed after Jan. 1, 2010.
In order to avoid any future need to modify existing boiler inventories in other states beyond California as this requirement spreads, Raypak 2010 water heaters/boiler shipped everywhere will bear this new low lead certification. For additional information, please visit www.raypak.com.