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A wake-up call was sent to Californians when Governor Schwarzenegger recently signed legislation which requires all faucets to be replaced with lead-free compliant products by January of 2010.

While this will affect the entire state, most of the public has been uneducated about the dangerous effects of lead in drinking water. Castle Bay is committed to a cleaner, greener and lead free environment, and have been proactively one step ahead of the headlines. We are proud of our stainless steel lead free faucets that are in full compliance with the new law.

Brass is a toxic material but yet majority of the faucets in the market are made of brass. As a company committed to greener environment, we believe using solid stainless steel is the best solution. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and it is one of the most hygienic material as its unique surface has no pores or cracks to harbor dirt, germs or bacteria.

The question is how do the brass faucet manufactures deal with the new law? These manufactures are substituting other metals for the lead in the brass, inserting copper tubes inside the brass faucets, or applying special coatings on the inside of the faucets in order to minimize or eliminate lead leaching.

At Castle Bay, we have invested untold hours into research and design, and our commitment to the environment has led us to use solid stainless steel. We could have chosen the other compliance options, but we are searching for the best solution. Here's why:

Coating Method ( applying special coatings inside the brass faucets)

  • Lead is still in the faucets
  • Lead is still mined
  • Lead is still in our landfills

    NON-PROVEN MATERIALS or other copper based lead-free materials

  • They require decorative finishes and chrome plating
  • Harmful chemicals, i.e., acid, is used in the plating process
  • Harmful chemicals must be disposed
    At Castle Bay, we are committed to provide you with the best solution. If lead is not in the product in the first place, it won't be in the production process, landfills, water ways, recycled material, and most important YOU.

    We believe education is key to bring the awareness to people about the issue of lead. Because in the end, this is just as much about the bigger picture, our world at large, as it is our faucets and our water.