Plumbing and mechanical product certifier IAPMO R&T is now accredited by ANSI and the Standards Council of Canada to provide certification services to the manufacturers of plumbing products associated with 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
For more information on product listings, visitwww.iapmort.org.
IAPMO R&T Certifies Graywater Systems
November 2, 2009