Acorn Aqua(R) (http://www.acornaqua.com/), the industry leader in quality stainless steel water coolers, drinking fountains and chillers and a division of Acorn Engineering Company, announces a 100 percent lead-free bubbler retrofit kit as an immediate solution for retrofitting schools to lead-free standards.
In 2008, an NBC4 investigation first shed light on this ongoing issue facing the Los Angeles School District regarding lead contamination in drinking fountains. It confirmed what many schools are dealing with across the United States-many school districts and facility managers across the United States are under pressure to act quickly in replacing lead-leaching drinking fountains, despite the state's aging school infrastructure and limited budget. Short of wholesale demolition and rebuilding, the logical response is to steadily upgrade inefficient plumbing fixtures to minimize the harmful effects these lead levels can have on our children's health.
Acorn Engineering Company (http://www.acorneng.com), a global leader in custom-engineered plumbing products for environmentally responsible applications, developed a solution with its division Acorn Aqua(R) : A simple yet effective new 100 percent lead-free bubbler kit (http://www.acornaqua.com/public-news/100-percent-unleaded). Ready today for installation, the bubbler retrofit kit fits easily into the existing faucet housing. Better still, it offers the added benefit of reduced labor costs because facility managers do not have to remove fountains from walls, a prohibitive expense for the district.
"We created a stainless steel bubbler with additional components made of heavy duty food-grade plastic to deliver the best possible protection against any lead leaching. Absolutely no permeability. Affordable too." says Bob Bowles, National Sales Manager of Acorn Aqua.
All Acorn Aqua drinking fountains, including the stainless steel bubbler, meet California's AB1953 mandate, and the National Sanitary Foundation standard (NSF/ANSI Standard 61), which requires that any manufactured product comply with a very small maximum weighted average lead content requirement under new state laws. Acorn Aqua's 100 percent lead-free bubbler option is the safest and most cost-effective choice; the district is thereby able to ensure the safety of its students while at the same time conserving water and reducing man hours.
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