The American Society of Plumbing Engineers awarded NSF International the Scientific Achievement Award for the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based group’s years of research and work to develop standards for clean drinking water.

NSF led the development of the American National Standards for all materials and products that treat or come in contact with drinking water. In 1990, the U.S. EPA replaced its own drinking water product advisory program with these NSF International standards.

Dann Holmes, NSF International’s business development manager for water systems, received the Peter Warshaw Award. The honor recognizes Holmes’ dedication to ASPE and profession.

Holmes has served on many ASPE committees and has provided presentations to engineers and inspectors on plumbing and mechanical codes, especially regarding changes in codes and standards throughout the industry. Holmes’ most recent article (“Building Water Health”) was published in pme’s 2016 NSF International supplement in October.

“The ASPE Board of Directors and ASPE’s Research Foundation selected NSF International and Dann Holmes to receive the Scientific Achievement Award and the Peter Warshaw Award because of their commitment to the society,” ASPE President Mitch Clemente said. “We would not be where we are today without the passion Dann brings to the table and NSF International’s commitment to water quality.”

In other NSF International news, the organization certified MicroCeramics’ NanoNose pitcher filter system. It’s the first drinking water pitcher NSF has certified and the NanoNose reduces arsenic V (pentavalent arsenic) to NSF/ANSI 53: Drinking Water Treatment Units — Health Effects, an American National Standard for drinking water treatment units. NSF International confirms the unit reduces arsenic to at or below the health advisory levels set by the U.S. EPA and the World Health Organization of 10 parts per billion.