ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
EPA Approves ICC-ES to Certify Soil Moisture Sensors

Additional license under the WaterSense label expands an already robust certification program

Brea, CA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has transitionally approved and licensed ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) to certify soil moisture-based irrigation controllers – also known as soil moisture sensors or SMSs – to earn the WaterSense label. The WaterSense label is a certification mark that identifies a water-efficient product, home, or program that meets EPA criteria for water efficiency and performance.

The ICC-ES Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) program currently also certifies high-efficiency toilets, bathroom sink faucets, urinals and showerheads as well as weather based irrigation controllers, flushometer-valve water toilets and sprinkler spray bodies under the WaterSense program.

“ICC-ES offers manufacturers the best choice when listing their company’s water-efficient products,” said Maribel Campos, Director of Standards ICC-ES PMG. “Adding another category to our WaterSense labeled product listings adds value for our customers, and for the environment.”

Manufacturers can find ICC-ES in the directory for accreditation and licensed certifying bodies on the WaterSense website at www.epa.gov/watersense/accreditation-licensed-certifying-bodies.

For more information, contact Maribel Campos at 1-800-423-6587 ext. 3578, or by e-mail at mcampos@icc-es.org.

To learn more about ICC-ES PMG, please visit www.icc-es.org/pmg.


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. 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. ICC-ES is a member of the ICC family of solutions.


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