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

In This Issue

NSF P415: Household Water Treatment Options – microbiological

Gaining Access to the Australian/New Zealand Market for Plumbing Products

Consumer Inquiries

Events

2012 Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Innovation

October 29 –
November 2, 2012

Chapel Hill, NC

Special presentation from Nikki Beetsch on NSF Protocol P415: Household Water Treatment Options microbiological. For more information contact beetsch@nsf.org

Joint Committee on Sustainable Water Contact Products

October 30, 2012
8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET
NSF International Headquarters
Ann Arbor, MI

RSVP for this event

Contact Ms. Maureen Sertich, msertich@nsf.org, Secretariat, for more information.

NSF POU/POE Seminar

November 14, 2012
Seoul, South Korea

Session One
DWTU standards,
general requirements,
procedures and ANF
10:00 am – Noon

Buffet Lunch
Noon – 1:00 pm

Session Two
Data transfer projects
and procedures
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This seminar is no-cost, if interested please register by emailing korea@nsf.org.


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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!

NSF P415: Household Water Treatment Options – microbiological

Water is an essential component necessary to sustain human health and quality of life. Yet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) almost one fifth of the global population reside in developing nations where water is physically scare and one quarter of the global population face water shortages due to a lack of infrastructure. Household water treatment (HWT) systems play an important role in protecting public health where existing water sources are untreated or risk contamination during distribution and storage. > Read More

Gaining Access to the Australian/New Zealand Market for Plumbing Products

WaterMark certification is required for products to be legally installed in the water supply system in Australia and New Zealand. The WaterMark logo can only be issued by an JAS-ANZ accredited certification body such as NSF International.

The WaterMark logo allows products to be easily identified and recognized by plumbers, regulators and consumers as compliant with the mandatory Australian standards and plumbing requirements. > Read More

Consumer Inquiries

A concerned insurance agent recently contacted NSF requesting the certification status of a non-OEM refrigerator filter replacement cartridge. The agent was calling on behalf of a client, who had failed to install the proper cartridge; this caused the refrigerator to leak and resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The NSF Consumer Affairs office works diligently to educate individuals on the importance of using proper OEM replacement cartridges along with the recommended service cycle in which cartridges must be replaced. View an NSF consumer fact sheet on water filtration systems.

For additional information, contact NSF Consumer Affairs representative, Cheryl Luptowski, luptowski@nsf.org

 
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