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File #: 20-0552    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/22/2020 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Adopt Recommended Positions on State Legislation: AB 2060 (Holden) Drinking Water Fixtures and Plumbing Lead Content; and Other Legislation Which May Require Urgent Consideration for a Position by the Board.
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:
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Adopt Recommended Positions on State Legislation: AB 2060 (Holden) Drinking Water Fixtures and Plumbing Lead Content; and Other Legislation Which May Require Urgent Consideration for a Position by the Board.


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RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation
Adopt a Position of "Support" on: AB 2060 (Holden) Drinking Water Fixtures and Plumbing Lead Content.


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SUMMARY:
AB 2060 (Holden) Drinking Water Fixtures and Plumbing Lead Content (A-06-04-2020)
Position Recommendation: Support
Priority: 3

Current law defines "lead free" as not containing more than 0.2% lead in water-touching pipes used for manufacturing, industrial processing, or dispensing water for human consumption and no more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead when referring to wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures. This definition considers only the physical makeup of the items used for plumbing drinking water for human consumption, but not the potential for leaching of lead that may occur. This bill would amend the definition of "lead free" to require endpoint devices used for the human consumption of drinking water, such as faucets and fixtures, to not leach more than one microgram of lead (?g/L), until NSF International adopts a more stringent standard.
In addition, AB 2060 would allow the Department of Toxic Substances Control, which is currently charged by law to regulate lead content in plumbing items, to base the compliance of endpoint devices upon documentation developed by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) certified third party.
Importance to Valley Water
Although Valley Water is not a water retailer, we treat and provide safe drinking water for human consumption. It is important that the public trusts that the drinking water they receive is safe and that the plumbing systems used for conveyance are free from contaminants that could degrade the quality of treated water provided by public water systems. ...

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