WQA and ASPE seek volunteers for sustainable standard development group

LISLE, Ill. — The Water Quality Association (WQA) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) are seeking volunteers to help draft the environmental criteria for the planned additional product types under the product standard WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2014): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems.

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LISLE, Ill. — The Water Quality Association (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 ion exchange resin (IER) media and water softeners, according to a press release.

WQA and ASPE are seeking volunteers to help draft the environmental criteria for the additional product types, stated the release.

The WQA/ASPE team has almost completed the process of expanding S-803 product range, which initially only covered activated carbon (AC) filter systems, to include coolers/dispensers and ultraviolet (UV) treatment systems, continued the release.

Regarding the expansion of UV systems and coolers/dispensers, the release reported, “Therefore, the planned expansion into softeners and IER is the next natural step in the evolution of this ground-breaking standard for the water treatment industry."

Individuals interested in joining “WQA’s Standard-Development Working Group” for standard development in sustainable softeners and IER can contact WQA Sustainability Certification Supervisor Stuart Mann at smann@wqa.org or 630-929-2546, noted the release.

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