North Andover, Mass. — Watts Water Technologies, Inc., recently received the Supplier of the Year – Marketing Excellence award from Affiliated Distributors. The award recognizes marketing efforts related to the Get The Lead Out™ Plumbing Consortium.
The Consortium is charged with providing widespread education about the manufacture, distribution, and installation of Lead Free plumbing products to comply with the federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. The new law, which requires that the wetted surface of Lead Free products that come in contact with consumable water contain less than 0.25% of lead by weight, takes effect January 4, 2014.
Specifically, the Affiliated Distributors recognized Watts Waters’ leadership in the Lead Free transition, the development of its own educational website, www.WeAreLeadFree.net, and its support of industry speaking events.
“We are thrilled with this recognition,” said Stephanie Ewing, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Watts Water. “We are thankful to Affiliated Distributors and we appreciate our partnership with this membership. We look forward to doing more good work and continuing to add value for years to come.”
In addition to the Supplier of the Year – Marketing Excellence award Watts Water was also nominated for three other awards:
- PVF Conversion of the Year
- Best Plumbing Division Conversion
- Plumbing Supplier of the Year
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