This law went into effect on January 1, 2010 in California and Vermont.Since January 2012 Maryland was part of this compliance followed by Louisiana in January 2013. The Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act went into effect on January 4, 2014 nationwide. Currently, all products anticipated for potable water use must be "lead free". The term "Lead Free" refers to < 0.25% weighted average lead content in relation to wetted surface of pipe, fittings, and fixtures in systems delivering water for human consumption.
The InternationalAssociation of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Shield is applied to products that are certified by IAPMO as complying with both the product's performance standard AND the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC). It applies to all plumbing products, appliances, pipe, fixtures, valves and related products.
NSF certification as a mark of distinction ensures that the product is safe for use in drinking water. NSF/ANSI 61 testing covers all products with drinking water contact from source to tap, and determines what contaminants may migrate or leach from plumbing product into drinking water.Products and materials may include process media, protective materials, joining and sealing materials, pipes and related products, mechanical devices used with treatment/transmission/distribution systems, and mechanical plumbing devices. NSF/ANSI 61 including Annex G also provides additional provisions to limit the weighted lead content of wetted component surfaces to no more than 0.25% lead for certain plumbing products. All Rivuss products are to be installed in accordance with manufacturing instruction to ensure NSF 61-G compliance.
All Products meet Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.
U.S. Water Sense certification is a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program designed to encourage water efficiency in the United States. WaterSense labeled faucets and accessories use a maximum of 1.5 gallons per minute which reduces sink water flow by 30 percent or more from the standard flow of 2.2 gallons per minute without sacrificing performance. This saves billions of gallons nationwide each year by retrofitting bathroom sink faucets with models that have earned the WaterSense label.
The Green Building Standards Code, also known as CalGreen, is the nation's first mandatory green building code. In essence, it requires all new buildings in the State of California to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.The comprehensive regulations will achieve major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and water use to create a greener California. The Code has both residential and non-residential components. In support of the California Green Building Code, Rivuss products are rated to meet or exceed CALGreen criteria, which reduce the overall use of potable water within the building by at least 20 percent.