Protect Your Family: The Importance of Water Filters in Light of New Lead Standards

Did you know that changes are happening in the plumbing industry that could impact the quality of your drinking water? Starting from 1 May 2026, stricter regulations will be in place regarding the allowable lead content in plumbing products used for drinking water. But why wait until then to take action when you can get ahead of the game and upgrade your water quality now?

The Importance of Clean Drinking Water:

Clean water is essential for maintaining our health and well-being. We rely on it for drinking, cooking, and daily activities. However, contaminants like lead can find their way into our tap water, posing potential risks to our health. Lead exposure can lead to various health issues, particularly for children and pregnant women. By ensuring the purity of your drinking water, you can protect yourself and your family from these harmful substances.

Stricter Regulations for Plumbing Products:

The National Construction Code (NCC) is taking a proactive approach by reducing the maximum allowable lead content in copper alloy plumbing products to 0.25%. This means that any products containing higher levels of lead won’t be authorised for use in plumbing systems that convey drinking water. It’s a crucial step in ensuring the safety of your tap water.

So, what does this mean for you as a homeowner?

It’s time to consider investing in a water filter to safeguard your drinking water and maintain peace of mind. While the transition period allows existing products to be installed until 1 May 2026, why wait when you can start enjoying cleaner, purer water right now?

Water filters are an effective solution to reduce lead and other contaminants that may be present in your tap water. They provide an extra layer of protection for you and your family, ensuring that every sip you take is free from harmful substances. With a water filter, you can have confidence in the quality of the water you consume, knowing that you’re taking proactive steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

But don’t worry, you’re not alone in this journey. Manufacturers and suppliers have been working diligently to meet the new lead requirements. Many products, especially in important categories like tapware, will be certified lead-free within the first half of the transition period. So, when you’re ready to upgrade your plumbing fixtures, look for those marked with the “Lead Free WaterMark” symbol.

By staying ahead of the curve and investing in a water filter, you’re taking control of your water quality and prioritising the health and well-being of your family. Plus, it’s not just about meeting regulations—it’s about enjoying the benefits of cleaner water today and every day.

At Fallon Solutions, we’re here to support you in making informed decisions about your water quality. Our team of professionals can guide you through the process of selecting and installing the right water filter for your home such as:

Under Sink Filters:
These filters are installed under the kitchen sink, providing filtered water without taking up countertop space. They have the capacity to filter large amounts of water and are less likely to clog compared to jug or tap mounted filters.

Whole House Water Filter Systems:
With a whole house system, you can enjoy purified water at every outlet in your house. Some systems also offer UV protection, using eco-friendly and chemical-free processes like Radfire ultraviolet technology to kill bacteria and provide additional purification.

Tap Mounted Filters: 
These filters are small and easy to use, attaching directly to the faucet. However, they can slow down water flow and may not be compatible with all types of taps.

Each type of water filtration system has its advantages and considerations. Choosing the right system depends on your specific needs, preferences, and the level of filtration required for your water supply.

Contact us today at 1300 712 028 to learn more about how we can help you upgrade your water quality and enjoy peace of mind for years to come. Let’s work together to ensure your family’s health and well-being through clean, pure water.