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In January 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (Lead Reduction Act), which amends Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Lead Reduction Act changes the definition of “lead-free” from 8.0 percent to 0.25 percent. The Lead Reduction Act takes effect on January 4, 2014 and requires new pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures to be “lead free.”
Although the Massachusetts Drinking Water Program (MassDEP DWP) lacks the authority to interpret or change EPA’s position on the Lead Reduction Act, we want to assist public water systems comply with its requirements. Based on guidance from EPA, MassDEP offers the following information: