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Watts Water Technologies unveils lead-free foundry in response to federal law

Watts Water Technologies cut the ribbon on its new multimillion-dollar 30,000-sq.ft. lead-free foundry in Franklin, N.H. The new foundry is an expansion of the Franklin location. 

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility was held June 21 in Franklin, N.H.

This lead-free foundry is an extension of Watts Water’s commitment to proactively meet the requirements of the upcoming “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.” Effective Jan. 4, 2013, the new federal law limits the amount of lead content in all pipes, fixtures and fittings used for potable water.

“This is a great day for our company and its employees, our industry, and the Franklin community,” said David Coghlan, Watts Water Technologies CEO and president. “It will enable us to be the ‘safe choice’ for Lead Free products, since we can eliminate the possibility of cross contamination of materials. It will also enable us to provide efficient and timely availability of products.”

The ribbon cutting was held June 21 in Franklin and was attended by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and Franklin Mayor Kenneth Merrifield. Hassan praised Watts Water for its products, which contribute to public health and safety, and for the company’s education efforts in the Lead Free law.

Pictured here (from left): Watts Water senior officers Tim O'Neil, Ken LePage, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, Watts Water’s Dean Freeman, retired CEO Tim Horne, and current Watts Water CEO David Coghlan cut the ribbon on the company’s new Lead Free foundry in Franklin, N.H.

For more information on the event please read the August edition of Plumbing & Mechanical.

 


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