Inside the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
By Thomas Palkon The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) published the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) in March. As anticipated, the 2021 edition has some significant modifications to the sections covering drinking […]
2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
By Thomas P. Palkon It may seem odd to be talking about a plumbing code that will be released in 2021. With the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) soon to be finalized during IAPMO’s 2017 […]
Continued Compliance “How Often to Re-test Products?”
By Thomas P. Palkon Initial product listings Companies that currently have products certified (listed) by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited product certification body understand the rigor and thoroughness that goes into getting a product […]
Australian Watermark Product Certification
By Thomas Palkon and Adam Wegmann Although Australia does not have a large population, it is a good market for drinking water treatment products. Understanding the product certification requirements, though, can be confusing. This article […]
WQA Ready to Launch Sustainability Program and Green Produc...
By Thomas P. Palkon and Curtis A. Harnanan Introduction The Water Quality Association (WQA) partnered with PE INTERNATIONAL and Five Winds Strategic Consulting to develop a sustainability program for the water treatment industry. WQA has […]
WQA Gold Seal’s Golden Anniversary
By Thomas P. Palkon, CWS-VI History – What a difference 50 years can make The Water Quality Association (WQA) has only been in existence since 1973, when it was established as the result of the […]
Water Softer Testing and Certification: Why Two Standards? W...
By Thomas P. Palkon, CWS-VI History of the Standards Companies frequently ask the Water Quality Association (WQA), “What’s the difference between WQA’s S-100 Residential Water Softener Testing Standard and the NSF/ANSI 44 Residential Water Softener […]
Laboratories Not Always Analytical
By Thomas Palkon Introduction When people hear that the Water Quality Association (WQA) operates a drinking water laboratory they always ask, “Can you test my water and let me know what’s in it?” They are […]
Reverse Osmosis Certification: The Need for Data Transfer Ca...
By Thomas Palkon Summary: Certification agencies are entering the drinking water industry in greater numbers. With this in mind, the idea of consistency will become more imperative as manufacturers seek to have their products certified. […]
Sorting through the DWTU Issue: Getting to the Bottom of Sta...
By Thomas Palkon Summary: For manufacturers of drinking water treatment units, obtaining certification of their products as well as meeting regulations can be an arduous road to travel. Many laboratories perform different tasks for various […]