Understanding California AB1953 & Vermont Low-Lead Requirements & Exemptions

California & Vermont Low-Lead Requirements & Exemptions THE SALE, INSTALLATION, OR USE OF NON-COMPLIANT BRASS MATERIAL IN CALIFORNIA OR VERMONT AFTER JANUARY 1, 2010 IS UNLAWFUL Effective January 1, 2010, legislation in California and Vermont prohibited the sale ordistribution of products for use in potable water systems, unless those products are essentially “lead free.” While the standards in the laws in those states vary slightly, both states define “lead free for these purposes as: • not more than 0.2 percent lead when used with respect to solder and flux, and• “not more than a weighted average of 0.25 percent when used with respect to the wettedsurfaces” of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures. Upon your request, we can provide you with a copy of Section 116875 of the California Health& Safety Code, as well as the Vermont low-lead

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Speak from the Chinese zodiac

2020 is a year of the Rat, starting from January 25th, 2020 and lasting until February 11th, 2021. In 2021, a year of the Ox will follow. Speak from the Chinese zodiac story The Year of the Rat is the first zodiac sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle. According to the Chinese zodiac story, in the competition held by the Jade Emperor to decide the zodiac animals, the quick-witted rat asked the diligent ox to take him on a ride to cross the river and jumped down before the ox crossed the finish line, so the rat won the race and became the first of the zodiac animals. Rats are quick-witted, resourceful, and smart. With rich imaginations and sharp observations, they can take advantage of various opportunities well. In Chinese culture, rats represent working diligently and thriftiness, so people born

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