Material and product failures in plumbing systems can cause contamination of the drinking water system and create a community health concern. The WaterMark Certification Scheme is an obligatory accreditation program ensures plumbing and drainage materials and products are fit for purpose and appropriately authorised for installation.
The Plumbing Code of Australia requires certain plumbing and drainage materials and products to be certified and authorised for use in a plumbing or drainage installation. These materials and products are to be certified through the WaterMark Certification Scheme and listed on the WaterMark Product Database.
In order to achieve Watermark Certification, the subject material or product must:
- be tested by an accredited testing laboratory;
- comply with an approved specification (either a relevant existing standard or an approved WaterMark Technical Specification);
- be manufactured in accordance with an approved Quality Assurance Program;
- carry a warranty.
Materials and products complying fully with the applicable requirements of the WaterMark Certification Scheme are then eligible to be certified by a WaterMark Conformity Assessment Body and listed on the Australian Building Codes Board’s [ABCB’s] WaterMark Product Database.
Certified materials and products are identifiable by the WaterMark trademark, which must be displayed on the material or product upon the granting of a WaterMark Certificate of Conformity.
The WaterMark Certification Scheme provides a nationally consistent, risk based certification scheme for ensuring the quality of certain materials and products used in plumbing and drainage installations.
For more information please visit the ABCB website.
*RBA Group’s complete range of commercial tapware & WCs is WaterMark certified, including the largest range of certified drinking water stations in the country. Visit www.rba.com.au