Drinking water standard revised
Standards Australia has announced that the Australian Standard covering the products that impact on the quality of drinking water, AS/NZS 4020:2018 Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water, has been revised.
“Trusting the water coming out of the tap to be clean and safe for consumption is a fundamental benefit to living in a developed country, such as Australia. The health and safety of the Australian public was at the forefront of the technical committee’s work in developing this standard which so closely impacts the water coming out of the taps in our homes,” says Standards Australia chief executive Dr Bronwyn Evans.
“This standard provides a way to test the products which assist the plumbing industry in meeting water quality values which are nationally recommended. It helps manufacturers, water authorities and regulators to identify the performance that can be expected when purchasing a product to be used in the delivery of drinking water.”
Technical Committee chair Chris Pipe-Martin says in reviewing the Standard, the Committee was focused on ensuring it results in the use of up-to-date test methods to provide comprehensive and reliable testing of products.
“Doing so will position this standard as a vital and effective element in the provision of safe drinking water in Australia and New Zealand.”