Faucet Foundations

Faucets are the most used and abused fittings in a plumbing system. We use faucets to draw water for drinking and washing multiple times a day, every day. They are exposed to different types of water passing through them, at different pressures and temperatures. They also must be able to withstand a variety of cleaning agents of different compositions in both hard and soft water. 

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The three primary North American certification standards for faucets

About The Author: 

Christopher Salazar is former general manager of the plumbing division for NSF Intl. For more information, contact NSF at plumbing@nsf.org or 800.673.6275.

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July 1, 2015
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A New Way to Learn

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has established a new modular education program (MEP) that will be required prior to taking certification tests for all certification categories moving forward. This program lends new credibility not only to the industry in general, but also to the certifications themselves, as it requires individuals to work in the field and get experience with test kits and working with customers and their companies’ service departments. 

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WQA’s new education program offers mentorship & online learning

About The Author: 

Mark Madeja, CWS, CI, is director - business development for Moti-Vitality LLC. Madeja can be reached at markm@moti-vitality.com.

Publication Date: 
July 1, 2015
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Waterline Technology Obtains Sustainability Certification

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Waterline Technology
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The company has obtained certification under WQA/ASPI/ANSI Standard S-803: Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems

Waterline Technology has obtained certification under WQA/ASPI/ANSI Standard S-803: Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems.

Waterline Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Gold Seal-certified point-of-use products will now display the Sustainability certification mark in addition to their current WQA Gold Seal certification marks. 

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May 29, 2015

Amiad Receives NSF Certification

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Amiad
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The company can now display the NSF mark on the certified products

Amiad announced that major product lines based on its automatic self-cleaning screen and microfiber technology have been certified by NSF Intl. The technology meets the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects for 2015.

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February 18, 2015

Rainwater Rules

Almost all of the water that has ever existed on our planet is the same water we see today, 97% of which is non-potable seawater. The remaining 3% is freshwater, mostly locked in ice caps, glaciers and the ground. Only a fraction of a percentage is the surface water we typically depend on. To put it in perspective, if all of the Earth’s water were condensed down to fit into a single gallon jug, the freshwater readily available for our use would only equal about one tablespoon.

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Standards & treatment considerations for rainwater harvesting systems

About The Author: 

Jason Carlson is senior project chemist for UL. Carlson can be reached at jason.carlson@ul.com.

Publication Date: 
February 12, 2015
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February 12, 2015
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NSF Intl. President & CEO Elected Board Chair of ANSI

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NSF International
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ANSI brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors to develop voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has elected Kevan P. Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF Intl., as chair of its board of directors. 

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February 9, 2015

FWQA to Host Annual Trade Show June 11 to 13

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Florida Water Quality Assn.
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The FWQA will host its annual convention and trade show June 11 to 13

The Florida Water Quality Assn. (FWQA) announced its 2015 convention and trade show, scheduled for June 11 to 13, 2015, at Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla.

This year’s event will kicked off with the Rusty Schoenthaler Annual Golf Tournament at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course on Thursday, June 11. That evening, attendees will enjoy hospitality suites, which are not only an occasion for fellowship with other water conditioning professionals, but also a networking opportunity.

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January 27, 2015

Dr. Tina Yerkes Appointed General Manager at NSF Intl.

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NSF Intl.
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Dr. Tina Yerkes is the new general manager of drinking water filtration products for NSF Intl.

NSF Intl. appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., as general manager of filtration products for its Global Water Div. Yerkes will help NSF grow its testing, auditing and certification services for point-of-use and point-of-entry drinking water treatment and filtration products.

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January 26, 2015

Sustainable Standards

NSF Intl.’s National Center for Sustainability Standards worked with stakeholders from municipalities, industry, government and academia to develop two new sustainability assessment standards for water contact products and water treatment chemicals. NSF 375: Sustainability Assessment for Water Contact Products provides a science-based framework for collecting data and communicating information on the sustainable attributes of water contact products in the recreational water, wastewater and drinking water areas.

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New standards offer certification for chemicals and water contact products
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Mindy Costello is standards development liaison for NSF Intl.’s National Center for Sustainability Standards. Costello can be reached at sustainability@nsf.org.

Publication Date: 
January 16, 2015
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January 16, 2015
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AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014
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