October 2013 NSF Water News

NSF – Water News

NSF/ANSI 61, NSF/ANSI 372 and Lead Content

Did you know certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Annex G or NSF/ANSI 372 meets the lead-free requirements of the U.S. Lead in Drinking Water Act, which goes into effect January 1, 2014? Both standards contain requirements that restrict the levels of lead that can be contained in water contact materials of drinking water products and that can extract out of the product into drinking water. > Read More

NSF Protocol P248 Sets Standards for Microbiological Water Purification

Developed in coordination with the U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) and based on the EPA Guide Standard (1987), NSF Protocol P248 provides deployed military personnel the capability to produce sustainable quantities of microbiologically safe drinking water in any environment.
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NSF/ANSI Standard 50 Chemicals & Materials Task Group Investigates Pool and Spa Chemicals for Material Safety and Performance

The NSF/ANSI Standard 50 Chemicals & Materials Task Group is reviewing the use of chemicals in the pool and spa industry and determining a way to properly evaluate them for leachates, efficacy, claim verification, percent active ingredient, degradation resistance, health and safety, and other aspects or potential risks. This includes water treatment chemicals and contact materials such as liners, coatings, covers and other pool and spa shell materials, which can leach colors or degrade and generate foam. > Read More

Featured Events

ASDWA Annual Conference
Long Beach, CA
October 27-31

Water Expo Korea
Daugu, Korea
October 30-November 1

Aquatech Amsterdam
Amsterdam, NL
November 5-8
Visit NSF at booth 04.101

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