WQA certifies AquiSense’s PearlAqua water disinfection system
AquiSense Technologies announced that the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) certified its water disinfection system, PearlAqua. The system meets the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 372, which accredits providing lead-free water, and NSF/ANSI Standard 61, which certifies it as safe drinking water.
PearlAqua was the first-to-market UV-C LED water disinfection system and continues as the first UV-C LED system to receive NSF/ANSI certification. These certifications confirm that the system provides clean water without the use of lead.
Bluefilters models now certified to remove lead, contaminants from drinking water
Hankscraft Inc. earned certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 58, an American National Standard for reverse osmosis (RO) filtration systems, for its Bluefilters models RO-6-BF and RO-6-BF-NF from global public health organization NSF Intl. The systems now are certified to remove lead and other contaminants from drinking water.
Series provides test preparation for water operator certification
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) launched new versions of its Water System Operations (WSO) series with updated editions of Water Treatment, Grade 1; Water Treatment, Grade 2; and Water Treatment, Grades 3 & 4. WSO: Water Distribution Grades 1 & 2 and Grades 3 & 4 will be available this fall.
The development of a new standard will address concerns such as Legionella
NSF Intl. and ASHRAE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) dedicated to protecting public health by establishing safe management practices for building water systems.
Toto flush valve and toilet are first to receive WaterSense distinction
Toto, a plumbing manufacturer with $5.1 billion in annual global sales, announced its high-efficiency EcoPower Flush Valves and Commercial Flushometer Toilets are the plumbing industry's first to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Label.
If a typical large office building with apprtoximately 2,500 occupants replaces its older, inefficient toilets and urinals with the WaterSense-labeled models, it could save more than 3.5 million gal of water and more than $31,000 in water costs annually.
Solvay Engineering Plastics plumbing applications gain certification in four countries
Solvay Engineering Plastics, a polyamide-based performance materials company, announced its entire range of Technyl PA6.6 and Technyl eXten PA6.10 materials for plumbing applications obtained full drinking water contact approvals from NSF-61 (U.S.), WRAS (UK), ACS (France), KTW and W270 (Germany).
The labeled products are expected to be available for purchase in early 2016
To help schools, businesses and other facilities save water in restrooms, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added a new category to its list of products that can earn the WaterSense label—flushometer-valve toilets, also known as water closets.
WaterMark certification is required for all plumbing products used in Australia
WaterMark certification essential for manufacturers selling pipes and other plumbing fixtures into the Australian and New Zealand markets
Candidates must complete the service training curriculum in WQA's Modular Education Program and pass the necessary examination
Water treatment professionals who specialize in the repair of water quality improvement products can now earn special designations from the Water Quality Assn. (WQA). The association announced that it has made available training toward a new professional designation called Certified Service Technician (CST).
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.
The three primary North American certification standards for faucets