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

In 2013, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers and the Water Quality Association 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 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 systems or products, point of entry 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 product sustainability performance information to consumers and stakeholders to drive innovation and continual improvement in the sustainability performance of media for drinking water treatment. For details, visit

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