On May 27, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) co-sponsored a forum titled “Industry Compliance: The Future of Lead In Plumbing Products.” Over 50 members of CIPH, the Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association, and the Canadian Water Quality Association gathered in Toronto to hear five speakers on this evolving issue.Sally Remedios (Delta Faucet Company) reported on the evolving lead regulations in California, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Peter Greiner (NSF International) shared how the NSF 61 Standard is evolving to address compliance issues for these, and future, states that issue lead requirements in plumbing products.
Also bringing information updates on how the U.S. developments related to the copper industry were Bob Weed of the Copper Development Association in the U.S., Brian Chapmen of Cambridge Brass, and Ivan Betcherman of Ingot Metal Company Ltd.
An informative question and answer period followed the presentations. To access copies of the presentations, click here.