Fitting manufacturer Anvil secures NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certification

Dec. 8, 2009
PORTSMOUTH, NH, Dec. 8, 2009 -- Several of Anvil International's grooved pipe fitting products for both cold and hot water applications have received NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Certification...

PORTSMOUTH, NH, Dec. 8, 2009 -- Anvil International's Figures 6400, 7000, 7001, 7012, 7013, 7400 and 7401 grooved pipe fitting products for both cold and hot water applications have received NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Certification, the Company announced today. This certification is in addition to Anvil's Xtreme™ Lubricant and Copper Fittings, which were already certified. Anvil International, the world's largest fitting manufacturer, is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc.

NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components is the nationally recognized standard for all devices, components and materials that contact drinking water. The NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certification is gained through independent testing and provides Anvil's customers with added assurance that the Company's grooved piping components are of the highest quality and meet or exceed national safety requirements.

"When it comes to contact with drinking water, nothing is more important than using components that can be counted on to safeguard public health and safety," said Joe Radzik, Anvil International's Vice President of Research and Development. "We understand our customers not only want but need the product confidence and peace of mind that this critical certification provides."

Tom Fish, President of Anvil International, is equally adamant about the significance of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certification and its importance to Anvil's customers. "Our customers have enough challenges in the current economy," said Fish. "By eliminating their safety and quality concerns, Anvil demonstrates our commitment to quality and service by providing real and measurable benefits."

For more information about Anvil International's NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certification, contact John Smayda, Vice President of Marketing, at 603-422-8000 or [email protected]. To view Anvil International's products, go to

About Anvil® International
Anvil International is the world's largest and most complete manufacturer of piping connections and support systems. For more than 150 years, Anvil's products, services and representatives have earned a reputation for building dependable, lasting connections -- pipe to pipe and people to people. The company's manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Texas; Rhode Island; and Ontario, Canada. The manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania as well as the Research & Development Center in Rhode Island are ISO-9001:2008 certified. All other Anvil manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001-2000 certified with the exception of Houston, Texas, which is an API-certified facility. Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. For more information, please contact Anvil's corporate offices at 603-422-8000, 110 Corporate Drive, Suite 10, Portsmouth, NH 03801, or visit the Web site at

About Mueller Water Products
Mueller Water Products is a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of infrastructure and flow control products for use in water distribution networks and treatment facilities. Its broad product portfolio includes engineered valves, hydrants, ductile iron pipe and pipe fittings, which are used by municipalities, as well as the residential and non-residential construction, oil and gas, HVAC and fire protection industries. With latest 12 months net sales as of June 30, 2009 of $1.6 billion, the company is comprised of three operating segments: Mueller Co., U.S. Pipe and Anvil. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the company employs approximately 5,300 people. Mueller Water Products' common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MWA. For more information about Mueller Water Products, please visit the company's Web site at