The American National Standards Institute announced it has accredited IAPMO to act as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group administrator for the development of a new international standard for water efficient products. This standard will be created and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
In this role, IAPMO will help determine U.S. stakeholder interests for the technical provisions contained within the new standard. ANSI notes that IAPMO has shown great leadership in developing national standards in a particular discipline ― in this case, plumbing and water efficiency.
“IAPMO couldn’t be more pleased to be named the administrator for the development of this critically important international standard,” IAPMO CEO GP Russ Chaney said. “Not only will this standard work to help consumers across the globe save water and identify high quality consumer goods, it also will work to help prevent the dumping of inferior and potentially dangerous plumbing products and appliances into developing nations.”
The administrator role has many responsibilities such as: nominating experts in the field of water efficiency from other U.S.-based standards developing organizations; convening meetings and discussions to determine U.S. consensus positions on all work items coming before the developing committee; submitting U.S. proposals on all items coming under the scope of the new standard; and selecting delegates who will actively represent U.S. interests at the ISO meetings.