ASPE and WQA Announce Intent to Reaffirm Sustainable Water Treatment Media Standard

In 2013, ASPE and the Water Quality Association (WQA) signed a standards development agreement to promote three WQA standards that aligned with the WQA Gold Seal Certification Program and the WQA Sustainability Certification Program. One of those standards, WQA S-802: Sustainable Water Treatment Media was approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2014 and subsequently revised in 2017. ASPE and WQA now announce their intent to reaffirm the 2017 version of S-802.

The media included in the scope of this voluntary product sustainability certification standard include activated carbon and ion-exchange resin (or blends thereof) commonly utilized in the treatment of drinking water for any of the following end-use applications: point of use (POU) systems or products, point of entry (POE) systems, commercial/industrial systems, and municipal supplies. The requirements of this standard shall be applicable to all production facilities, owned or controlled by the applicant company, encompassing all phases of production.

ASPE/WQA S-802 provides much-needed, meaningful product sustainability performance information to consumers and stakeholders to drive innovation and continual improvement in the sustainability performance of media for drinking water treatment.

Directly and materially affected interests wishing to receive more information or to submit comments are requested to contact the standards developer directly within 30 days of the publication of this announcement. To comment on this proposed reaffirmation or for a copy of the standard for review, please contact ASPE Director of Communication & Publications, Gretchen Pienta, at [email protected].

A public notice of this intent to reaffirm was published in the August 6, 2021 edition of ANSI Standards Action.

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