S. 3874 (111th): Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

Sep 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-380.
Barbara Boxer
Senator from California
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Last Updated
Dec 21, 2010
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5289 (Related)
Get the Lead Out Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 12, 2010


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 4, 2011.

Introduced Sep 29, 2010
Referred to Committee Sep 29, 2010
Reported by Committee Nov 30, 2010
Passed Senate Dec 16, 2010
Passed House Dec 17, 2010
Signed by the President Jan 04, 2011
Full Title

A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to reduce lead in drinking water.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Dec 17, 2010 5:05 p.m.
Passed 226/109

10 cosponsors (7D, 2R, 1I) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/4/2011--Public Law.
Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to exempt from prohibitions on the use or sale of lead pipes, solder, and flux:
(1) pipes or pipe or plumbing fittings or fixtures, including backflow preventers, that are used exclusively for nonpotable services such as manufacturing, industrial processing, irrigation, outdoor watering or any other uses where the water is not anticipated to be used for human consumption; or
(2) toilets, bidets, urinals, fill valves, flushometer valves, tub fillers, shower valves, service saddles, or water distribution main gate valves that are two inches in diameter or larger.
Redefines "lead free" under such Act to mean: (1) not containing more than 0.2% lead when used with respect to solder and flux (current law); and (2) not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead when used with respect to the wetted surfaces of pipes and pipe and plumbing fittings and fixtures. Establishes a formula to calculate the weighted average lead content of a pipe or pipe or plumbing fitting or fixture.
Makes this Act effective 36 months after its enactment.

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