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EPA Approves ICC-ES as a Licensed Certifier of Spray Sprinkler Bodies

EPA Approves ICC-ES as a Licensed Certifier of Spray Sprinkler Bodies
ICC-ES PMG can now certify spray sprinkler bodies with integral pressure regulation under the EPA’s WaterSense Program

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.

Manufacturers and distributors who produce or sell these products are eligible for certification. For more information, contact Maribel Campos at 1-800-423-6587, ext. 3578, or mcampos@icc-es.org

About ICC-ES 
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. Reports from both listing programs are now accepted in Canada. The ICC-ES  Environmental Programs issue VAR environmental reports that verify a product meets specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. The Environmental Programs offer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and validation/verification of EPDs to meet global market demand for science-based, transparent, quality-assured information about a product’s environmental performance. ICC-ES is a member of the ICC Family of Companies. For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.