EPA Approves ICC-ES to Certify Soil Moisture-Based Irrigation Controllers

ICC-ES logoThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has transitionally approved and licensed ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) to certify soil moisture-based irrigation controllers—also known as soil moisture sensors or SMSs—to earn the WaterSense label. The WaterSense label is a certification mark that identifies a water-efficient product, home, or program that meets EPA criteria for water efficiency and performance.

The ICC-ES Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas (PMG) program currently also certifies high-efficiency toilets, bathroom sink faucets, urinals, and showerheads as well as weather-based irrigation controllers, flushometer-valve water toilets, and sprinkler spray bodies under the WaterSense program.

“ICC-ES offers manufacturers the best choice when listing their company’s water-efficient products,” said Maribel Campos, Director of Standards at ICC-ES PMG. “Adding another category to our WaterSense labeled product listings adds value for our customers and for the environment.”

Manufacturers can find ICC-ES in the directory for accreditation and licensed certifying bodies on the WaterSense website at epa.gov/watersense/accreditation-licensed-certifying-bodies.

For more information, contact Maribel Campos at 1-800-423-6587, ext. 3578, or  [email protected].

To learn more about ICC-ES PMG, please visit icc-es.org/pmg.

Source: ICC-ES

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