Reclaimed Water Piping

  • Overview
  • Benefits of Certification
  • Why Work With NSF?
  • Certification Process

NSF has decades of experience certifying piping for reclaimed water end uses. This PVC or PE piping transmits non-potable water through municipally reclaimed distribution lines and is purple to distinguish it from potable water piping. Products bearing the “NSF rw” certification mark are suitable for use in reclaimed or recycled water, treated grey water and rain water applications. Our certification ensures that pipes meet long-term strength, physical and performance specifications, as well as the quality assurance requirements of NSF/ANSI 14.

Benefits of Certification

NSF certification of reclaimed water piping systems and components provides engineers, regulators and users the assurance that the product meets the appropriate end-use requirements. Certification by an independent third party reduces potential liability, increases confidence and product acceptance, and helps ensure product consistency. We certify products to ASME, ASSE, ASTM, AWWA, CSA, DIN, IAPMO, ISO and UL. NSF test data collected can be used to demonstrate product quality and for certification with other agencies such as, ASSE, CSA, IAPMO, ICC and others.

Why Work With NSF?

The NSF mark, well respected by public health officials and drinking water utilities, is recognized as a symbol of product quality and integrity. Our responsive, personalized service quickly guides your products through the certification process, ensuring that they get to market on time and on budget. We offer product bracketing services wherever possible to help keep costs down, and provide pricing up front so there are no hidden surprises down the road.

NSF is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and NSF listings satisfy the requirements of the Canadian National Plumbing Code, U.S. model codes and the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).

Certification Process

While our product evaluations are thorough, our certification process is simple and efficient. A dedicated NSF project manager serves as your single point of contact to guide you through the certification process, overseeing your certification project every step of the way.

  1. Your company submits an application.
  2. Your company provides product formulation, toxicology and product use information.
  3. Our toxicology experts review the formulation.
  4. We perform a plant audit and sample collection.
  5. We conduct laboratory testing.
  6. We complete a final toxicology evaluation.
  7. We grant certification for compliant products.

Our experts can help you reduce your overall costs and expedite your time to market by bundling services and reducing the number of contracted service providers and facility audits.

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