The ball valve end connection packages designed to save contractors 5- to 6-percent-off ball valve list prices depending upon the model selected. Available on valves up to 2" PVC and CPVC, "Z-Ball" and three-way ball valves, the packages now offer contractors a choice of either "socket" or "threaded end connections" on any quantity of ball valves ordered, which is a change from the previous policy of shipping both sets of end connections with each ball valve ordered. The new end connection packages are designed to reduce material cost and waste, since only one set of end connections is typically used for each ball valve during installation. They are also designed to eliminate contractor disposal costs associated with getting rid of the set of end connections for every ball valve not used on the job site. If required, contractors can still order valves with both sets of end connections.