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Watts opens NH lead-free foundry

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NEW YORK — Watts Water Technologies Inc. has opened a new foundry in Franklin, N.H., that will cast lead-free products.

The plant will support the federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which goes into effect in early 2014, "by enabling Watts to cast lead-free products, such as backflow prevention devices and pressure regulators, without the possibility of cross-contamination of material," the North Andover, Mass.-based company said.

President Obama signed the legislation in January 2011 ( amm.com, Jan. 11).

The company, which started construction of the facility last August, serves the water quality, water safety, water flow control and water conservation markets. It did not return a request for comment.


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