Intertek, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, announced April 24 that it has been named a certification body by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its WaterSenseTM Program. Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., was named a certification body by offering a certification program that meets or exceeds the specifications set by EPA within the High-Efficiency Toilets category. Intertek can now help manufacturers throughout North America to determine compliance with efficiency and performance specifications for water conserving toilet fixtures.
The WaterSense program also includes the certification of irrigation professionals and will soon include High-Efficiency Bathroom Sink Faucets. Through the program, the EPA will be working to make the first generation of WaterSense labeled products available to the public. This program aids the EPA’s mission to preserve water resources, ensure water-efficient product performance, and promote innovation in product development.
“Over the past few years, we have seen a significant shift in manufacturing towards more efficient products,” said Jeff Turcotte, vice president, Intertek. “We are pleased to support the EPA’s initiatives and serve as a partner to environmentally focused manufacturers.” As evidence of compliance to the EPA’s WaterSense Tank-Type High-Efficiency Toilet Specification, Intertek will authorize the use of the WaterSense label on products that have met the specification requirements. The WaterSense label serves as much needed assurance to consumers who are seeking out efficient products. A list of those compliant products will also be posted on the WaterSense website (www.epa.gov/watersense) for consumers to view.