According to Taiwan media reports, Taiwan’s “Executive Yuan” spokesperson Sun Liqun said yesterday that Taiwan’s “Executive Yuan” Mao Zhiguo was concerned about the lead in faucets. In the past, the “national standard” of faucets in Taiwan was based on Japanese standards, so lead in raw materials was not required The upper limit of the percentage of content has been discussed recently by the Technical Committee of the Bureau of Standards, Inspection and Quarantine. The upper limit is set at 0.25%. The announcement will be completed next month.
According to reports, the Bureau of Standards, Inspection and Quarantine of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan stated that it used to stipulate that the lead and its compounds in faucets should be less than seven ppb (0.07 milligrams per liter), and the lead content of the faucet itself was not regulated. Businesses on the island expressed their desire to conform to European and American standards. Last year they began to revise the new standard. In the future, the lead content of faucets should be less than five ppb, and the lead content of faucet materials should also be limited to less than 0.25%.
It is understood that lead pipes are replaced by alloy pipes, not stainless steel pipes. The main reason is that alloy pipes are more plastic and cheaper than stainless steel pipes, but they still contain lead, which is only tolerated by safety standards.
Sun Liqun said that Taiwan’s “Executive Yuan” is actively addressing the issue of lead pipe replacement and instructs the “Ministry of Economics” and Taiwan Water Supply Company to accelerate the priority replacement of lead pipes when replacing water pipes. If funding is insufficient, the “central government” will use the The second reserve fund supports that “no counties or cities will be ruled out”; he also said that it was rumored that the “Executive Yuan” refused to help Shuangbei change lead pipes. This message is not true.
Wu Tianda, chairman of the Changhua County Water and Hardware Industry Development Association, affirmed that the Taiwan authorities have responded positively, but the Taiwan authorities should simultaneously establish inspection units to check quality, otherwise the “regulations” will be undefeated.