IAPMO Selected to Pursue National Adoption of ISO 30500

ONTARIO, Calif. — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been selected to serve as the ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer to pursue the national adoption of ISO 30500, Non-sewered sanitation systems — Prefabricated integrated treatment units — General safety and performance requirements for design and testing.

ISO 30500 is an international standard developed by 32 participating economies and 16 observing members where ANSI served as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group administrator for ISO PC 305. The U.S. TAG recently voted to pursue the national adoption of ISO 30500 and selected IAPMO as the ASD to pursue this effort. ISO 30500 was published in early October 2018.

The ISO 30500 standard specifies general safety and performance requirements for design and testing, as well as sustainability considerations, for non-sewered sanitation systems. An NSSS, for the purposes of this document, is a prefabricated integrated treatment unit comprising frontend (toilet facility) and backend (treatment facility) components. It is applicable to sanitation systems that are either manufactured as one package or manufactured as a set of prefabricated elements designed to be assembled in one location without further fabrication or modification that influences the system function.

IAPMO will be generating a technical committee to be responsible for the adoption of the national standard. The technical committee will operate in accordance with ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards and the IAPMO PP-1, Policies and Procedures for Consensus Development of American National Standards. A notice seeking participation for this committee will be published soon.