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Composite Meters and Zero-Lead Alternatives

How Much Will Utilities Ultimately Pay For 0.05% Lead?

Are you prepared for upcoming no lead regulations for water meters? Changes to the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act are taking effect on January 4, 2014, reducing the amount of lead permissible in water meters from 8.0% to 0.25%. Water utilities must act now to implement zero-lead alternatives that are strong, durable and reliable. Utilities must also consider the difference between lead-free and zero-lead meters.

Some “lead free” meters have as much as 0.05% lead. While this percentage complies with current regulations, utilities implementing these "lead free" meters could be at risk for another meter change out should future regulations require complete lead elimination from water meters.

Continue reading below for more information on Sensus zero-lead composite meter.

Eliminate Lead
Once and For All

Zero Lead
At Sensus, 'no lead' means zero-lead. Our zero-lead composite meters contain absolutely 0.00% lead. This provides utilities a future proof technology that completely protects utility customers from any type of lead exposure from the water meter.


Future Proof

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Only zero-lead composite meters ensure that utilities will continue to be in compliance with all future changes to the NSF standards and government laws regarding lead because they completely eliminate lead.



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In addition to improving the strength characteristics of products, zero-lead composite meter materials are not susceptible to fluctuating copper prices.

Proven: Sensus eliminates lead concerns from meters

Sensus is a leader in addressing lead-related concerns, first introducing zero-lead composite meters in 2005.

Timeline of Lead Regulation

Preparing for the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

Sensus product manager Bridget Berardinelli discusses the new government
requirements, product development process, material strength, and customer
experience in this webinar.

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Composite Water Meters: Setting the Standard

Environmental regulations and sustainable technologies are key concerns
for water utilities.

Sensus is on the leading edge of these concerns and offers products
constructed with durable composite materials that create a new standard
in the water metering industry.

Find out how Composite Meters are Setting the Standard:

    • Time Tested: Track record and History
    • Strong: Testing, Strength and Lead Free
    • Safe: Surpass Environmental Standards
    • Easy to Install


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Composites: A Better Way

Super Strength

Sensus' zero-lead iPERL™ and accuSTREAM™ residential meters are stronger and more durable than traditional bronze meters.



Watch: Material Strength Tests Video

Composite alloys are made from a blend of plastic and fiberglass and have greatly surpassed all durability and strength standards and resist corrosion from chemicals used to make water drinkable.


iPERL meter
accuSTREAM Meter