Anvil International Secures NSF / ANSI Standard 61 Certification

(Portsmouth, NH) December 8, 2009 — Anvil International’s Figures 6400, 7000, 7001, 7012, 7013, 7400 and 7401 grooved pipe fitting products for both cold and hot water applications have received NSF / ANSI Standard 61 Certification, the Company announced today. This certification is in addition to Anvil’s Xtreme™ Lubricant and Copper Fittings, which were already certified. Anvil International, the world’s largest fitting manufacturer, is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE: MWA).

NSF / ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components is the nationally recognized standard for all devices, components and materials that contact drinking water. The NSF / ANSI Standard 61 certification is gained through independent testing and provides Anvil’s customers with added assurance that the Company’s grooved piping components are of the highest quality and meet or exceed national safety requirements.

“When it comes to contact with drinking water, nothing is more important than using components that can be counted on to safeguard public health and safety,” said Joe Radzik, Anvil International’s Vice President of Research and Development. “We understand our customers not only want but 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 NSF / ANSI Standard 61 certification and its importance to Anvil’s customers. “Our customers have enough challenges in the current economy,” said Fish. “By eliminating their safety and quality concerns, Anvil demonstrates our commitment to quality and service by providing real and measurable benefits.”
For more information about Anvil International’s NSF / ANSI Standard 61 certification, contact John Smayda, Vice President of Marketing, at 603-422-8000 or To view Anvil International’s products, go to

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