The safe water drinking act or SWDA of 1974 was amended by congress on January 4th 2011 under bill S.3874. In short, and effective January 4th 2014, federal law mandates in all potable water applications, that all wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures cannot contain a weighted average of more than 0.25% lead. This means that all states must comply by that date, and that all valve manufacturers including Bonomi North America must comply in selling only lead free valves for all potable water applications. At Bonomi North America, we are dedicated in providing only the highest performing valves that are made from superior grade materials that either meet or exceed all new plumbing standards throughout North America. The following section of this catalog contains a broad variety of lead free brass products that meet all the new federal mandates referenced above. Bonomi North America has been an acknowledged leader in the manufacturing of code related brass products, and so, if readers of this message require any further information concerning these changes in our industry, please feel free to contact us at any time.