AB 1953 and other issues
Reader comment on: Compliant Faucets
Submitted by Lyle (United States), Dec 15, 2015 22:07
AB 1953 is a California state law that bans lead from plumbing fixtures, the Vermont law is similar. The Ada relates to facilities open to the public and essentially bans the old twist style faucet http://www.ehow.com/list_7593977_ada-requirements-faucets.html.
The standard also defines the layout of facilities for persons with disabilities.
The lead idea makes sense given for example the current issue in Flint Mi with lead in children.
It should be noted that ADA plumbing requirements don't apply to private homes. (But they can be useful if you remodel because they may enable one to stay in the house as one ages)
To give an explict example the ada has height requirements for toilets between 17 and 19 inches for the seat, which can make it easier to get off as one gets older.
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