How can I tell if my faucet is "lead free"?

In response to recent regulatory changes, faucet manufacturers have decreased or eliminated the use of lead in residential kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, bar faucets, drinking fountains, and icemakers.  Since January 4, 2014, all faucets must be produced with no more than a weighted average of 0.25 percent lead with respect to the wetted surface. The national standard for certifying plumbing fixtures "lead free" status is determined by the National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) - the standard is International Standard 61-Section 9. New faucets meeting the NSF 61 standard will have NSF 61/9 stamped on the new faucet’s cardboard box. For more information on lead-free fixtures including catalogs and website directories, contact NSF at 1-800-NSF-MARK or www.nsf.org.

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1. What is a residential water service?
2. What can I do to reduce the risks of lead in my drinking water?
3. Do faucets contain lead?
4. Are there any faucets with no lead at all?
5. Does it really matter if I have an ultra-low lead faucet?
6. Do some new plumbing fixtures still contain lead?
7. How does Concord Public Works determine the material of my water service?
8. I’m interested in purchasing a property in Concord, can you tell me if it has a lead water service?
9. Can I get my water tested?
10. What material are water service lines typically made out of?
11. Where Can I Get More Information About My Drinking Water?
12. Why Replace my Lead Service?
13. Which type of filter removes lead?
14. How can I tell if my faucet is "lead free"?