PLANO, TEXAS (August 1, 2013) – Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, has received NSF®-61-G Certification for low lead content in its HDPE water piping products.
The certification demonstrates compliance with the U.S. Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which is scheduled to go into effect January 2014.
The new law restricts products that come in contact with drinking water from previously allowable levels of 8 percent lead content to less than 0.25 percent by weight.
“We are very pleased that the NSF-61-G certification recognizes our product as a solution meeting these high standards,” said Wes Long, Performance Pipe sales manager for municipal and industrial applications. ““Performance Pipe HDPE pipe products not only meet the requirements of the regulation, but because they contain zero lead content, they exceed the restriction.”
Though the national law doesn’t go into effect until January, California, Vermont and Maryland have already enforced these same standards in their own states.
The NSF-61-G certification recognizes materials that meet both the federal and state low lead requirements.
“We recognize the reduction of lead in products to be an important public health objective and are pleased to be able to offer a zero lead solution to municipalities and water districts seeking to meet the new national standard already enforced in some states,” said Lawyer Jolley, general manager of Performance Pipe.
Performance Pipe operates facilities across the U.S. in Reno, Nev., Brownwood, Texas, Pryor, Okla., Bloomfield, Iowa, Fairfield, Iowa, Knoxville, Tenn., Williamstown, Ky., Startex, S.C. and Hagerstown, Md.