IAPMO R&T Certifies Graywater Systems
Plumbing and mechanical product certifier IAPMO R&T is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to provide certification services to the manufacturers of plumbing products associated with graywater systems.
Graywater is wastewater generated from everyday household activities, such as dish washing, laundry and bathing. Chapter 16 of theUniform Plumbing Codegoverns the installation, alteration and maintenance of graywater systems within residential settings. IAPMO R&T certifies the products incorporated into such systems to the provisions of this chapter, as well as the applicable standards.
In some instances, when a product is not clearly governed by the UPC, IAPMO Standards can develop a specific standard known as an IAPMO Guide Criteria (IGC). One such instance is IGC 207, developed on behalf of Louisville, Ky.-based Water Saver Technologies for its Aqus WS-06000, a storage, filtration and delivery system that captures graywater from the sink for reuse in flushing an adjacent toilet.
“The IGC was the first important step in our journey to receiving a full product listing earlier this year,” statedMark Sanders, inventor of the Aqus and founder of Water Saver Technologies. “The IGC enables us to back up a product we stand firmly behind with third-party affirmation and proof of compliance to the highest standards of theUPC.”
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