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HICKS WATERSTOVES &
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2649 South Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Established
1981

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January 15, 2015
Local - (336) 789-4977
Toll Free - (866) 554-5693
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E-mail - Sales@hickswaterstoves.com
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Due to Proposed EPA Air Quality Regulations, EPA Document EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0734, which is set to be implemented in April of 2015, Hicks Waterstoves models #1 and #2 could become illegal by federal mandate for our company to continue to manufacture.
New Proposal

Hicks Waterstoves has in the past and will continue to encourage our customers to use Clean Burn Practices when firing their waterstoves.

If you feel that you could be affected by this decision, please do not hesitate to contact your local, county, state and federal representation to voice your opinion. If no one objects to this, then everyone will be forced to adhere to the law.
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Hicks Waterstoves takes pride in the fact that we produce an American made comfort heating device that has saved our customers millions of dollars in home heating costs over the 33 years we have been in operation.

Hicks Waterstoves feels that this is an infringement on YOUR choice to heat your home as inexpensively and efficiently as possible.

If you are a current owner of a waterstove, the EPA supposedly will allow you to continue to operate your system until it is unrepairable. Once it reaches that state, if you wish to continue to heat your home with the same warm heat to which you have become accustomed, you will have to replace your waterstove with a new one that meets the EPA's new standards.

Currently, new car emission standards are set at .032 ppm (parts per million) of particulates in their exhaust. The EPA's proposal will set the standard for wood stoves, waterstoves and outdoor wood boilers at .006 ppm, which is cleaner than the air we breathe.

A person is left to wonder if the EPA will begin to regulate campfires and BBQ restaurant cookers, which will not meet the new standards. I know this sounds extreme, but it is happening now in parts of the country to people that are not registered by their local government to heat or cook with wood.
http://www.sltrib.com/news/2022244-155/utah-seeks-comments-on-governors-proposed

The Arborist Site has a thread on their forum about the Utah wood burning ban. http://www.arboristsite.com/community/threads/utah-wood-burning-ban.269887/