The World Health Organisation (WHO) have for several decades been producing guidelines for improving drinking water quality worldwide as an essential vehicle to improving human health.
Following guidance from WHO and the Opinion of the Commission’s Scientific Advisory Committee, the European Drinking Water Directive (98/83/EC) proposes an even lower Maximum Allowable Concentration (MAC) of just 10μg/l in a bid to further improve the health of EU Citizens.
All SharkBite fittings are manufactured from a premium quality Dezincification Resistant Alloy (DZR) with an ultra low lead content (maximum 0.2%), helping installers and specifiers can deliver the highest possible level of drinking water quality.
For full details of the EU Directive (98/83/EC) please visit http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-drink/legislation_en.html.
The SharkBite range has been designed to exceed all approval requirements and has been certified by the following approval bodies:
British Standards Institution – BS 7921 (PEX Pipe)