Certification, Compliance, Efficiency

Lead-Free Certification

ICC ES low lead

Listing Number PMG-1418

Dishmaster Faucets are in compliance with the following standards:

  • NSF/ANSI/CAN 372-20, Drinking Water System Components - Lead Content Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act
  • California Health and Safety Code116875 S.3874, Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

No Lead? Low-lead? Lead-free? They all mean the same thing, and they refer to the federal "Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act" that went into effect in January 2014. This new law redefines “lead-free” under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1974, to further restrict permissible levels of lead in drinking water. The new law states, “not more than a weighted average of 0.25% (lead) when used with respect to the wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures.” The old SDWA said, “…pipes and fittings were limited to not more than 8.0% lead". Resultingly, there actually can be some lead, although minimal, in “lead-free” products. In summary, you will see a variety of logos and wording used in lead free products, marketing and specifications. So don't worry, as long as the faucet you install meets the new requirements and has a low lead certification mark, your faucet will be in compliance!

How to Identify Lead Free Certification Marks

 

California Title 20 Listed

california energy commission

Dishmaster Listed Products

California Energy Commission Appliance Efficiency Regulations establish standards for energy use in appliances and equipment including kitchen faucets and many more devices that use electricity, gas, and/or water. California’s mandatory energy efficiency standards transform markets by removing inefficient products, saving consumers energy and/or water without seriously limiting their choice of products.

 

US Department of Energy

Dishmaster Listed Products

BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Commercial and Industrial Equipment

 

Energy Saving . . . Environmentally Friendly

Study Conclusion

Full Report

Addendum

Read the results of a study by Purdue University on how Dishmaster can help save the environment and help save you money! While an experienced Dishmaster user will most likely use less water to wash a load of dishes, Purdue University also reminds us that the ecological impact of a dishwasher is more than just the water it consumes. For one, it uses heavy detergents so it can use less water to clean your dishes. As well as the fact that a dishwasher produces a lot more permanent waste at the end when it is disposed of.