Mar 13, 2015

WQA Seeks Volunteers for New Sustainability Working Group

Volunteers are needed to assist with expanding the scope of the S-803 product standard

S-803 Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems ion exchange water softener

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) are preparing to expand the scope of product standard WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2014): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems to include water softeners and ion exchange resin (IER) media. As part of this effort, the organizations are seeking volunteers to assist with drafting the environmental criteria for these additional product types.

S-803 initially covered only activated carbon filter systems, and the WQA/ASPE team has nearly completed the process of expanding its scope to include ultraviolet treatment systems and coolers/dispensers. Therefore, the planned expansion into softeners and IER is the next step in the evolution of this standard for the water treatment industry.

Individuals interested in joining WQA’s Standard-Development Working Group for Standard Development in sustainable softeners and and IER are encouraged to contact WQA Sustainability Certification Supervisor Stuart Mann at [email protected] or 630.929.2546.