The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has tightened regulations governing the allowed content of lead in plumbing products that come into contact with drinking water.
ABCB had commissioned Macquarie University to conduct a review of lead in plumbing products in 2018 following high-profile instances of lead leaching into drinking water. The review had recommended reducing permissible lead levels in plumbing products that come into contact with drinking water.
In last month’s board meeting the ABCB has now agreed, pending consideration of submissions from the NCC public comment draft, that:
- lead content of plumbing products in contact with drinking water will be limited to 0.25% in NCC 2022 amendments;
- the new maximum threshold will commence from 1 September 2022 with adoption of NCC 2022.
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Read ABCB’s full press release