Real estate owners to reap sprinkler system settlement

Commercial, residential landlords with leaky Poz-Lok piping to receive $14.5 million

Real estate managers who own or owned commercial or residential buildings in which a fire sprinkler system using Poz-Lok was installed may be eligible to receive payment if their piping has leaked, according to a court-approved consumer notification program launched today. Poz-Lok piping can be identified by several of its distinctive features. It is comprised of thin-walled galvanized steel pipe, ductile iron rubber gasketed fittings and a “U”-shaped locking fitting.