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Transition

Changes to the WaterSense Product Notification Process

As of November 3, 2011, WaterSense transitioned to the new product notification process outlined in the WaterSense Product Certification System, Version 2.0. Using the new process, WaterSense will collect information for WaterSense labeled products directly from its licensed certifying bodies using WaterSense product notification templates for all products that the certifying body has successfully certified.

WaterSense held several required training webinars in October 2011 to prepare licensed certifying bodies and manufacturer partners for the new notification process and discuss changes to the certification system.

Please review the presentation from these trainings (PDF) (61 pp, 508K, About PDF) and the sample product notification template (XLSX, 466K) for more information.

Licensed certifying bodies and manufacturers will have one year from the effective date of the WaterSense Product Certification System Version 2.0 to transition to the new process. During this transition:

  • Licensed certifying bodies and manufacturers will work together to update certification listings to include all the required information in the product notification templates. Manufacturers should request a current listing of their WaterSense labeled products from the WaterSense Helpline and make sure the product information from the WaterSense product registry is reflected on the updated certification listing.
  • WaterSense is only accepting product information from licensed certifying bodies using product notification templates (or a similar form). WaterSense is no longer accepting product notification forms from manufacturers.
  • If a manufacturer would like to add new products to the WaterSense product registry, the manufacturer must contact the licensed certifying body to update its certification listing for all existing products and then add any new products.
  • When licensed certifying bodies submit product notification templates to WaterSense, the templates should only include product information for those manufacturers whose certification listings have been completely updated.

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