EPA approves ICC-ES as spray sprinkler body certifier

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Brea, Calif. — ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), the experts in plumbing product evaluation and certification, has been transitionally approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the WaterSense program as a licensed certifier of spray sprinkler bodies. ICC-ES can now evaluate and certify such products to the EPA specification (which references ICC/ASABE 802).

“We are pleased to receive this approval and license to certify spray sprinkler bodies under the EPA’s WaterSense program,” said ICC-ES Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Director Dawn LaFleur-Qualley. “With this approval, ICC-ES PMG can help more manufacturers earn the WaterSense label and increase efficient water use.”

The following specification is applicable to spray sprinkler bodies with integral pressure regulation under the WaterSense program:
Spray Sprinkler Body with Integral Pressure Regulation – The exterior case or shell of a sprinkler incorporating a means of connection to the piping system designed to convey water to a nozzle or orifice which includes an integral device that maintains constant operating pressure immediately downstream from the device, given higher upstream pressure. (Click here to read the full specification.)
In addition, ICC-ES PMG can also certify products to AB1953, NSF/ANSI 372, S.3874 (Federal Law for Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water) and other high-efficiency products such as toilets, bathroom sink faucets, urinals, showerheads, weather-based irrigation controllers and flushometer-valve water toilets to the requirements of WaterSense.

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