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APRIL 2013   VOLUME 6  ISSUE 4  
 
 
     
IN THIS ISSUE
 
Welcome from Weinstein Supply

Preparing for National Lead-Free Compliance

Watts Water Technologies — We Are Lead Free

Consumer Tips — Must-Have Downloads

Pricing Updates



   

This newsletter is sponsored by

Watts® Water Technologies

 
   
 
Willow Grove
 
  3155 Terwood Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Phone: 215-657-0700
Showroom: 215-659-0672
Fax: 215-657-0180

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Paul Weinstein     Welcome from Weinstein Supply

Are you prepared to comply with the new federal lead-free law that will go into effect on January 4, 2014? This month's feature provides important information that you need to know about the new lead-free mandates. Plus, be sure to check out the April Vendor Spotlight that highlights why Watts Water Technologies continues to lead the flow-control industry by ensuring all Watts products and tools meet the new lead-free requirements.

Paul Weinstein
 
 
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FEATURE ARTICLE
 
Preparing for National Lead-Free Compliance

January 4, 2014 - Manufacturers, distributors, builders, and plumbers across the country must comply with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, affecting all potable plumbing products sold or installed in the United States. Right or wrong, love it or hate it, the "California/Vermont issue" is now the law of the land. Make no mistake; this is the defining moment for all of us, shaping our success or failure for years to come. In this feature, you'll find information to help prepare you and your business to adjust to this new standard.

Read "Preparing for National Lead-Free Compliance ."
 
 
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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT
 
Watts Water Technologies — We Are Lead Free
 
Watts® Water TechnologiesWhat Watts Water Is Doing

For more than 135 years, the brands of Watts Water Technologies, Inc., have provided products compliant with federal and state mandates. With the recent advent of the various federal and state lead-free* mandates, we continue to lead the flow-control industry in helping distributors and wholesalers, engineers, and contractors by providing products and tools to meet the new lead-free requirements.

California, Louisiana, Maryland, Vermont, and the federal government have passed laws (some currently in effect, others go into effect on January 4, 2014) that require a significant reduction in the lead content of new piping, fixtures, fittings and valves that convey potable water. Overall, these laws require that the wetted surfaces of new products have a weighted average lead content equal to or less than 0.25% and refer to such products as "lead free." We are committed to providing products that comply with these new laws and we have adopted this same terminology for our products.

Investing for Lead-Free Development and Innovation

For over a decade, Watts Water has invested resources in the research and development of lead-free materials, products, and manufacturing methods to address standards and legislation in different jurisdictions. In March 2012, we broke ground for our 30,000+ sq. ft. expansion to our Franklin, NH, foundry, which will produce lead-free products. This expansion, being built on the property behind the current 44,000 sq. ft. foundry, will house equipment to melt lead-free ingot into liquid form that will be used in manufacturing castings to be machined and assembled into valve products. Separating the production areas of traditional and lead-free products will ensure there is no risk of cross-contamination of traditional and lead-free materials.

This multimillion-dollar investment and expansion represents our commitment to the continued research, design, development, and testing of the highest quality lead-free products in the industry. The Franklin plant's expansion is scheduled to be completed in 2013.

We have also implemented stringent supplier quality checks to ensure all of our sourced components and finished goods meet the same high standards as our manufactured items. In addition, we have invested in state-of-the-art material testing equipment to ensure all lead-free products comply with the requirements of the new laws.

Click here for more information about what Watts Water Technologies is doing to ensure compliance with the new lead-free laws. In addition, please visit Watts Water Technologies website for helpful lead-free transition tools and resources, as well as links to our products and lead-free product transition plan.


*Lead free: The wetted surface of our lead-free products contacted by consumable water contain less than 0.25% of lead by weight.
 
 
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CONSUMER TIPS
Please be sure your consumers are
aware of these rebates available today!
PECO   PECO offers energy-efficiency rebates and natural gas conversion credit programs. They could come in handy when you try to upsell a job to more efficient equipment.

PECO Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
You may be eligible for a $300 rebate on a new heating system, and/or a $50 rebate on a new residential water heater. Read more.

PECO Natural Gas Conversion Rebate/Credit Program
You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 rebate, in addition to any other PECO rebates you may receive. Read more.
 
PGW   Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) offers energy savings and rebates to both businesses and homeowners. Click here for details about other programs and rebates.
 
 
 
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PRICING UPDATES
Please note the following changes to pricing on products carried by Weinstein Supply and their effective dates.
Pricing Changes
 
 
 
 

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