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.