Fifteen contaminants covered by standard include drugs, herbicides, pesticides and chemicals
Emerging contaminants and incidental compounds discovered in drinking water supplies have sparked consumer concern throughout the U.S. WQP Associate Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with NSF Intl. drinking water expert Richard Andrew to find out what consumers are saying and how the new NSF/ANSI Standard 401 will help address these concerns.
Williette Nyanue: What are emerging contaminants and incidental compounds?
NSF addresses emerging contaminants and incidental compounds
As my children enter their toddler years, I can see how competition will begin to play a role in our lives. My kids compete over everything — mostly toys — and they frequently end up getting angry at one another. Nevertheless, they continue, time and again, to compete against each other in whatever they are doing.
Product certification can give products an edge in the marketplace
No longer is choosing a water treatment product as simple as trusting a commercial on TV. It is prudent for you to do your homework and educate yourself to gain knowledge on which types of products are right for your clients.
Factors to consider when evaluating drinking water treatment systems
Water treatment devices certified for material safety, contaminant reduction no longer need state approval to be sold
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced that third-party certification is finally coming to the state of Wisconsin. Effective Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, water treatment devices certified for material safety and contaminant reduction by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited body no longer need state approval to be sold in Wisconsin.
S-803 is the first drinking water treatment products sustainability standard to receive the accreditation
In order to help consumers identify environmentally friendly drinking water filters, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced that WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2014): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems has been officially accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.
Whether or not we would like to admit it, we are a competitive society. Competition surrounds us in everything we do, and we are always looking for ways to get an edge. It is involved even in simple, daily activities, such as driving your car when you are running an errand.
Certifying products helps differentiate them from the competition
Protecting the quality and safety of our nation’s drinking water is an important and never-ending task. NSF Intl., a global independent public health organization, works with government, industry and consumer groups to make sure harmful contaminants and chemicals are not added to drinking water.
New standards ensure protection against tampering & emerging contaminants
Benefits extended to all irrigation professionals certified by WaterSense-labeled programs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program released the final WaterSense Professional Certification Program Labeling System and three revised specifications for professional certification programs. Together, the program labeling system and revised program specifications are designed to:
Residential drinking water treatment unit products have many standards and protocols available to companies to demonstrate that their products have been tested and certified to verify that the materials that come into contact with drinking water are not harmful, the products are structurally sound and the performance reduction claims are accurate. Commercial products were seemingly left in the dust, however, and end users do not have a significant amount of guidance within the standards to make the same distinctions about these larger systems.
Testing & certification options for commercial water treatment systems