Frequently Asked Questions

Legislation Compliant

Do I need to get a new faucet just because mine is one of the old ones?

No. Previously installed faucets are not affected. Only faucets sold in California and Vermont beginning in January, 2010 must meet the new standard. If you are interested in replacing your faucet, Delta® DIAMOND Seal Technology provides assurance that once inside the faucet, water is not in contact with potential metal contaminants.

How can I identify models that are CA or VT compliant?

This icon is used to signify any model that is CA or VT compliant.

CA VT Compliant

It appears in the "features" area of any faucet that complies.

On the thumbnails here:

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ON the Detail page here:

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If you are changing to no lead, does that mean all this time my faucet is poisoning me with lead?

No. According to the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI), lead levels have been reduced to nearly immeasurable amounts due to advancements in materials and manufacturing processes. Where trace amounts of lead have been found in drinking water, aging infrastructure, including pipe and plumbing system components, have been the main contributors of trace amounts of lead in the water supply.

Is there a list of CA or VT compliant models?

Yes.

Click here for a listing of kitchen faucets.

Click here for a listing of bath faucets.

What is AB1953?

California AB 1953 (or Vermont S152 if you get a Vermont query) is a law that further limits the weighted average (amount of) lead content in pipes, fittings and plumbing fixtures used to convey drinking  to a maximum of .25% on wetted services.  This is less than the allowable level in most states whose standards are based on the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, which has been very effective in making drinking water safer.

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or do the diamond technology faucets rely on the water not touching the surface of the metal to keep the faucets compliant with the california and vermont lead restrictions in faucets?
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Hi Faucet Question, Thank you for your question. The water not touching the surface of the metal is how the DST faucets meet the required compliance.
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Does this faucet meet ICC A117.1?

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Hi BJ, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately you did not include the model number of the faucet that you are inquiring about. Please resubmit your question with the model number of the faucet for your compliance request.
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Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet models with the Venetian Bronze finish do not have the PVD finish.
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ASSE 1070 faucet

Does Delta offer or are they developing a lavatory faucet that complies with ASSE 1070? This would eliminate the need for a mixing valve under the lav.
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Thank you for your question. We do have some commercial faucets that comply with the ASSE 1070. We are also in the process of developing residential faucets that comply with the standard. They should be out sometime in the third quarter of this year. They will be under the Charlotte and the Odin series of faucets.
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Is a Delta 520 DST Maryland compliant ?

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Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model # 520-DST meets the lead free requirements under Maryland law.
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