MUMBAI — UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and Water Quality India Association (WQIA) signed a memorandum of understanding regarding product testing, according to fnbnews.com.

Under the agreement, WQIA will conduct product testing according to its “standard for microbial evaluation of drinking water treatment units,” noted the article.

WQIA is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes standards for drinking water quality, stated the article. “The Water Quality Association, USA, has more than 2,700 company members worldwide.”

UL has a new laboratory in Bangalore, reported the article. It is the first independent, third-party certification organization offering local lab operations in India.

“WQIA is a trusted voice for the industry, and provides an independent seal of approval on a variety of drinking water treatment products, which is only awarded after rigorous laboratory tests, literature review, facility assessments and materials assessments,” said Dr. K. Chandrasekhar, chief operation officer for WQIA, in the article.

“With this engagement, we show our faith in UL’s India Water Laboratory, and its team of Indian water experts with their extensive experience in both Indian and international market requirements,” Chandrasekhar continued in the article. “We trust that UL’s portfolio of testing will be an able measure of water standards to the international industry.”

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