The WaterMark certification is the main plumbing product quality scheme applied to tapware in Australia, and New Zealand. Whilst it is mandatory in Australia, New Zealand is yet to implement this testing and certification. Voda Plumbingware are proud to say that we are volunteers to be included in this scheme and strive to create WaterMark approved products where possible.
Because of this, a significant amount of tapware are tested and meet these standards and that our processes and packaging adhere to the AS/NZS 3718 Standard which includes the AS/NZS 4020 Standard for the “Testing of tapware products for use in contact with drinking water”.
What this actually means is that products that meet these standards must not release certain metals (such as lead) beyond minute quantities, and that the limits for lead content align with the requirements as detailed in the Drinking-Water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2008) publication by the Ministry of Health.
Only a handful of tapware companies in New Zealand can use the WaterMark symbol, so when you buy a Voda Plumbingware product that has a WaterMark shown – you will know you are buying the healthiest tapware available to New Zealanders.