NSF International is seeking approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for a new standard, NSF 375 – Standard for Sustainability Assessment of Water Contact Products. The Water Quality Association (WQA) and American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) will be submitting comments in opposition to NSF 375 as it is currently written. Please see the appended letter template which expresses WQA’s and ASPE’s core concerns with this standard.
WQA urges its members to also comment in opposition to the adoption to the current draft of NSF 375. Additionally, we hope you will support the standards projects that have already been developed by WQA and ASPE (with significant industry involvement) and which are specifically designed for drinking water treatment systems and process media.
Here are three possible options for lending your voice in support of the WQA/ASPE position:
First Choice: Draft your own comment letter, drawing from the talking points listed in the WQA/ASPE template. Then, send the message to NSF International, with firstname.lastname@example.org the “To” field, email@example.com in the “CC” field, and firstname.lastname@example.org in the “BCC” field. Your comments must be received by ANSI on or before Monday, July 21.
Second Choice: Copy the content of the letter template provided below and insert your information in the highlighted spaces. Then, send the message to NSF International, email@example.com in the “To” field, firstname.lastname@example.org in the “CC” field, and email@example.com in the “BCC” field. Your comments must be received by ANSI on or before Monday, July 21.
Thank you for adding your company’s voice regarding this important issue.
Tom Palkon, Interim Executive Director
Water Quality Association
4151 Naperville Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Comments: NSF 375 -Sustainability Assessment for Water Contact Products
Attention: Mindy Costello,
Please accept the following comments regarding the recently circulated draft of NSF 375 –Sustainability Assessment for Water Contact Products.
YOUR COMPANY’S NAME HERE strongly objects to NSF 375, and the process through which it was developed, for three main reasons:
YOUR COMPANY’S NAME HERE will not support the acceptance of NSF 375 until drinking water treatment systems and media are removed from the scope. There is no need for NSF to pursue a general standard for sustainability covering drinking water treatment systems and process media when product specific standards have already been developed by WQA and ASPE.
YOUR NAME HERE