15a ncac 18c .0408      LEAD FREE CONSTRUCTION

(a)  Any pipe, pipe fitting, solder or flux used after June 19, 1988 in the installation or repair of any public water system shall be lead free.

(b)  "Lead free" means that solders and flux shall not contain more than 0.2 percent lead, and pipes and pipe fittings shall not contain more than 8.0 percent lead.

(c)  This Rule shall not apply to leaded joints necessary for the repair of cast iron pipes.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑315; P.L. 93‑523; 40 C.F.R. 141;

Eff. June 1, 1988;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002.