Drinking water treatment systems – does it have a WaterMark?

The revised national standard on drinking water treatment systems meets WaterMark product certification which protects community health and safety, and guarantees to be suitable for use by you, your family, and your friends. Consumers’ Federation of Australia (CFA) supports a representative to participate on the Standards Australia Technical Committee WS-027 Domestic water treatment applications which revised the Australian Standard AS 3497:2021 Drinking water treatment systems — Design and performance requirement.  The standard will specify the reduction of containments such as taste, odour, and microbiological and chemical impurities, across a wide range of systems – from a small under sink drinking water filter in a home residence to commercial filtration within a large building, read more here.

Using WaterMark certified products and having them installed in accordance with the National Construction Code (NCC), is the only way to know the products are safe for use. The WaterMark Certification Scheme requires products to meet relevant standards to ensure they are safe and fit-for-purpose while providing guidance and confidence for consumer choice. Find out about the WaterMark product database and how a WaterMark product will protect consumers here. If you find a product that requires WaterMark certification, or has perhaps been fitted illegally, report it to your state or territory plumbing administration using the contact details here.

 Find out why standards are important to consumers on the CFA Standards Project website and how you can get involved.

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