Just three weeks after the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) began accepting low-flow showerheads into its WaterSense® consumer product-labeling program, IAPMO R&T has completed the first certification for high-efficiency showerheads from leading manufacturer Moen within 24 hours of the application’s submittal.
Each of the qualifying showerheads, including the Nurture™ and Envi™ lines from Moen, as well as the Baystone™ line from Cleveland Faucet Group, meets the strict WaterSense standards restricting water usage to no more than 2.0 gallons per minute (gpm), tested at a flowing pressure of 80 pounds per square inch (psi), and additional provisions dictating flow rate across a range of pressures, spray force and spray coverage.
“Moen was eager to have its low-flow showerheads certified to show compliance with the WaterSense® specifications and IAPMO R&T absolutely rose to the challenge with a lightning fast turnaround of our application,” said Lee Mercer, director of Product Compliance for Moen.
North America’s premier plumbing and mechanical product certification agency has been a licensed provider of WaterSense® certification since 2007, certifying the first lavatory faucet to the standard in December of that year. To date, IAPMO R&T has certified more than 1,800 lavatory faucet and toilet models to the WaterSense specifications.
Manufacturers wishing to have their showerheads identified as meeting the WaterSense criteria must have them certified as such by a qualified third-party certification body such as IAPMO R&T, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a provider of certification services to WaterSense specifications.
IAPMO R&T certifies and lists plumbing, mechanical, electrical and solar products according to established US and Canadian codes and standards, ensuring continuous compliance to such documents. IAPMO R&T is part of The IAPMO Group’s family of companies.