WASHINGTON — A few months into the recently passed lead free legislation —which mandates that the wetted surface of every pipe, fixture, and fitting sold for or installed in potable water applications not contain more than 0.25% lead by weight — the bulk of “responsibility” has now shifted to the installing contractor. Manufacturers converted their lines to comply pre-Jan. 4, 2014, as have the reputable wholesalers. But where do the contractors stand at ...

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