April 2014 NSF Water News

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DWTU Standard Revisions

The following DWTU standards were revised earlier this year (they have 2013 dates since the approval happened in 2013):

  • NSF/ANSI 42-2013: Drinking Water Treatment Units - Aesthetic Effects
  • NSF/ANSI 44-2013: Residential Cation Exchange Water Softeners
  • NSF/ANSI 53-2013: Drinking Water Treatment Units - Health Effects
  • NSF/ANSI 55-2013: Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems
  • NSF/ANSI 58-2013: Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Treatment Systems
  • NSF/ANSI 62-2013: Drinking Water Distillation Systems

Clients have access to these new standards via their NSF Online accounts.

Guideline for Hygienic Assessment of Elastomers in Contact With Drinking Water

Beginning in 2016, products using peroxide cured EPDMs which had obtained conditional approvals will expire and those products seeking approval will be unable to contain peroxide cured EPDMs. Peroxide cured EPDMs are considered not to have a full toxicological evaluation and therefore are no longer permitted in the German Positive List (GPL). This means that materials or products sold in Germany may not be made with or use peroxide cured EPDM. Products currently certified to KTW or DVGW will not be re-approved after 2016 and will have to be reformulated. Another certification cannot be used in place of conformance to the GPL.

NSF does not offer German approvals directly, but can help customers obtain German approval via the NSF Passport program. For more information, please email passport@nsf.org.

To view the GPL, please see the Elastomer Guideline.

DWTU Industry Forum and Joint Committee Meeting Set for May 13-15

The DWTU Industry Forum and Joint Committee Meeting will take place May 13-15 at NSF in Ann Arbor. At the industry forum on May 13, current NSF clients can provide input to our DWTU certification program and get the latest information about product standards, regulations and compliance.

At the joint committee meeting May 14-15, industry stakeholders will review balloted items, get updates on revisions, proposals and standards, and enjoy presentations on industry trends. Observers are welcome. Learn More >

Featured Events

4/23 – 26
Shanghai, China
Visit NSF in booth W1J55

Aquatech India
5/6 – 8
Delhi, India

Kitchen and Bath China
5/28 – 31
Shanghai, China

Singapore International Water Week
6/1 – 5

6/8 – 11
Boston, Massachusetts
Visit NSF in booth 1156

Featured Webinar

Webinar: Communicating With Customers About Lead and Lead Service Lines Part 2

In this webinar on May 21, industry experts discuss the health risks, particularly to children, from even very low levels of lead.

Experts include Mary Jean Brown, ScD, RN, Chief, Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Miguel A. Del Toral, Regulations Manager, U.S. EPA; and Rick Andrew, Global Business Development Director, NSF Water Systems.

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