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New Standards for Plumbing Fittings, Fixtures, Pipes, and Valves

The national Lead Free law went into effect January 4, 2014. Are you ready? Visit

The Lead Free* Law

On January 4, 2014 the "Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act," more commonly known as the Lead Free law, went into effect. The new national mandate requires that every pipe, fixture, and fitting used to convey water for potable use contain less than 0.25% of lead by weight.

Identify Lead Free Products


  • Traditional Product: 25AUB-Z3
  • Lead Free* Product: LF25AUB-Z3

Watts has made it simple for you to quickly and easily identify Lead Free products and part numbers. We use a comprehensive set of identifiers to make compliance easier and help eliminate mistakes.

Look for LEAD FREE on labels, boxes and tags, and/or LF markings on the body of many of our Lead Free products.

The LF prefix will also appear as part of our part numbers when a standard version is also offered.

NOTE: If a product is only available in a Lead Free version, the LF will not be present.

Look for the Lead Free Statement

Look for the Lead Free* Statement

Finding Lead Free products couldn't be easier, simply look for the Lead Free statement. The Lead Free statement lets you know that Lead Free models are available as part of that series.

More Information

Lead Free Directory

A listing of series with Lead Free models available.

NSF Certifications

Download the item's Lead Free NSF Certificate if available.

*The wetted surface of our Lead Free products contacted by consumable water contains less than 0.25% of lead by weight.

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