IAPMO R&T Certifying Flushometer-Valve Water Closets to WaterSense Specification

ONTARIO, Calif. — IAPMO R&T has earned approval to begin certifying high-efficiency flushometer-valve water closets to the U.S. EPA’s new final specification for the WaterSense consumer product-labeling program.

Flushometer-valve toilets are typically found in commercial, institutional or industrial restrooms and have two main components – the toilet bowl and the flushometer valve. IAPMO R&T can provide independent certification to prospective WaterSense-labeled models that meet the EPA’s water-efficiency and performance criteria, ensuring “both sustainable, efficient water use and a high level of user satisfaction with flushing performance.”

IAPMO R&T has been a licensed provider of WaterSense certification since 2007, certifying the first high-efficiency toilet to the standard in April of that year. To date, IAPMO R&T has certified thousands of lavatory faucet, urinal and showerhead models to the WaterSense specifications. Products bearing the WaterSense label must not only save water, but also perform as well as or better than conventional models on the market.

Manufacturers wishing to have their flushometer-valve water closets identified as meeting the WaterSense criteria by bearing the WaterSense label must have them certified as such by an approved third-party certification body such as IAPMO R&T, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is an approved provider of certification services to WaterSense specifications.

For more information on having products listed, contact Brenda Madonna (brenda.madonna@iapmort.org) at 877-4-UPC-MARK. For more information on the WaterSense Specification for Flushometer-Valve Water Closets, visit http://www3.epa.gov/watersense/partners/flushometer_valve_toilets_final.html.