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(Portsmouth, NH) December 1, 2009 — Anvil International has obtained third-party Certification by IAPMO® confirming compliance to Section 116875 of the California Health and Safety Code (commonly known as AB1953), the Company announced today. Anvil International, the world's largest fitting manufacturer, is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE: MWA).
Section 116875 requires that plumbing and public water distribution system components that convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking water or cooking be “Lead Free.” “Lead Free” means not more than a weighted average of 0.25 percent lead content when used with respect to the wetted surfaces of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures. Section 116875 of the Code also requires lead-free products be certified by an independent, third-party American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation service such as IAPMO®.
"Nothing is more important than using components that can be counted on to safeguard public health and safety, especially with products that come into contact with drinking water," said Joe Radzik, Anvil International's Vice President of Research and Development. "Our customers want and need the product confidence and peace of mind that this critical certification provides."
Tom Fish, President of Anvil International, is equally adamant about the significance of this certification and its importance to Anvil's customers. "Our customers have enough challenges in the current economy," said Fish. "This certification demonstrates our commitment to quality and service by providing real and measurable benefits.
About Anvil International
Anvil International is one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping supports systems in the world. For more than 150 years, Anvil has provided the highest–quality pipe products and services with integrity and dedication to superior customer service. The company offers expertise and product solutions for a wide range of applications, from plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, industrial and fire protection, to mining and oil and gas. Anvil offers products and services worldwide. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Tennessee (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Texas (ISO 9001:2008 certified) and Rhode Island (ISO 9001:2008 certified). Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). For more information, please contact Anvil’s corporate offices at 603–418–2800, 2 Holland Way, Exeter, NH 03038, or visit anvilintl.com.