Project #3112

Performance and Metal Release of Non-Leaded Brass Meters, Components, and Fittings

$224,023
Completed
Principal Investigator
Anne
Sandvig
Research Manager
Traci L Case
Contractor
HDR, Inc.
Distribution System Management
Corrosion
Water Quality

Abstract

Defines issues, determines the current state of knowledge, and identifies research gaps and needs with the increased and widespread use of "non-leaded" brass (or "enviro brass") meters and fixtures by the drinking water industry. Builds the framework for researching how these new non-leaded fixtures perform in the short- and long-term as well as what water quality impacts they may have on finished drinking water at the tap after installation. Published in 2007.