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WQA seeks volunteers for standard development group

Creating environmental criteria for expanded Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems product certification standards

LISLE, Ill. (March 21, 2017) – The Water Quality Association (WQA) is seeking volunteers to help write environmental criteria for expanding Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems product certification standards.

The WQA and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) are preparing to expand the scope of the WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2017): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems standard to include reverse osmosis (RO) systems and membrane components, said Stuart Mann, WQA Sustainability Certification Manager.

 S-803 currently covers various types of inline filters (including activated carbon), as well as ultraviolet (UV) systems, coolers/heaters/dispensers, softeners, and other system types that incorporate ion exchange media, Mann said.

 “So, the addition of membrane/RO product technologies is the next natural step in the evolution of this ground-breaking eco-labeling standard for the water treatment industry,” he said.

Anyone interested in joining the WQA’s Standard Development Working Group for membranes/RO systems is encouraged to contact Mann at or 630-929-2546.


WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).


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