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NSF E-ReMarks | An NSF International Publication for the Drinking Water Treatment Unit (DWTU) Community | August 2012

In This Issue

2013 DWTU Industry Forum

Italian Regulations Update

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) Program

Consumer Inquiries

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Welcome to the NSF E-ReMarks. This publication keeps you informed of the latest NSF International news for the point-of-use and point-of-entry markets. Be sure to look for the next issue, coming soon!

Next DWTU Industry Forum:
Scheduled for 2013

It was decided at the 2012 NSF DWTU Industry Forum Meeting, to conduct a poll in late July to determine the date of the next meeting. Thanks to those of you who recently participated in this survey.

Based on the survey response, NSF will host the next DWTU Industry Forum on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Please take advantage of this opportunity to provide input to the NSF DWTU Certification Program, and obtain the latest information about product standards, regulations and compliance. > Read More

Italian Regulations Update

Earlier this year, Italy replaced Ministerial Decree n. 443/90 with the new Ministerial Decree n. 25/2012. DM 25 introduces both new and revised requirements. > Read More

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) Program

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) is the desired approval for products sold in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland for products connected to the plumbing supply, this includes residential water filtration systems. The NSF Passport Program offers WRAS approval to current and prospective clients. > Read More

Consumer Inquiries

July is generally a very busy month for Cheryl Luptowski in the NSF Consumer Affairs Office with the issuance of the mandatory Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) across the U.S. Some of the major highlights for July 2012 include:

A 25% increase in water treatment-related inquiries compared to June 2012

Over 45% of callers last month were referred to NSF either by a local, state or federal regulatory agency

NSF's consumer hotline and website are included on many CCRs around the country each year as a resource for consumers with questions about water treatment systems. Among the types of questions received last month:

32% consumers were looking for a list of products to treat a specific issue

27% were looking to confirm if a filter manufacturer’s claims were true

In addition to our searchable online database, NSF also offers an online contaminant guide to help consumers find products that will address a specific water quality issue.


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