Drinking Water Regulations

 

With the expansion of the international marketplace for residential drinking water treatment products, there are many questions surrounding what approvals are required in certain countries. These approvals can be quite complex, and digesting the regulations can seem like a monumental task.
Tox Regulatory Advisor helps companies comply with the residential drinking water requirements of some of the larger markets, including the United Kingdom (U.K.) and France.

WRAS Regulation
The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) approval is required for many water fittings, and other products sold in the UK and Northern Ireland. WRAS requires that water fittings should not cause waste, misuse, undue consumption or contamination of the water supply and must be 'of an appropriate quality and standard'.
The scheme consists of two portions of testing: mechanical testing and material safety testing. The material safety testing is performed in accordance with the British Standard 6920.
The BS6920 is comprised of five individual tests and its purpose is to ensure that the product does not impart any negative odor or flavor, leach anything harmful to a consumer's health or promote the growth of microorganisms. Upon successful completion of the materials testing, mechanical testing will commence.
Tox Regulatory Advisor can assist you with expertise on how to comply with the WRAS requirements on:
•  Mechanical and water quality testing on whole products such as valves, boilers and showers
•  Material safety testing on non-metallic materials and components, such as rubber sheet material and 'O' rings
For more information, please contact us at +45 26 70 96 48 or send questions to info@toxregulatoryaffairs.com