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Proposed Plumbing Industry Standards Open for Public Comment

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Proposed Plumbing Industry Standards Open for Public Comment


Chicago, Illinois (February 27, 2015) — The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) has released two new draft standards for public review.


ARCSA/ASPE 78: Stormwater Harvesting System Design for Direct End-Use Applications, developed with the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, covers onsite, single-property stormwater catchment systems that collect and use precipitation or rain from non-rooftop and other impervious surfaces at, below, and above grade. This standard provides guidance on how to design, install, and maintain this safe alternative to utility-provided water.


WQA/ASPE 1201: Electrochemical Drinking Water Treatment Systems, developed with the Water Quality Association, covers point-of-use or point-of-entry treatment systems that utilize electrochemical technology to treat water meant for human consumption as well as water used in certain commercial and industrial applications that have water quality needs similar to drinking water. This standard establishes minimum requirements for material safety, structural integrity, performance, literature, and labeling, as well as optional performance claims.


Public comments on both standards will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 13, 2015.


Drafts of the standards and the public comment forms can be found at


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