Buy a water filter from Biopure, Water for Life and you can rest assured knowing that you have purchased a top quality WaterMark certified product that will deliver delicious certified purity for years to come (if properly serviced). All Biopure’s WaterMark filtration systems are hand assembled here in Australia and are batch tested to certify the premium quality and workmanship of our water filtration products.
What does WaterMark certification mean?
WaterMark is a national certification scheme. It is the Australian standards tick of approval. WaterMark independently test and check the performance of the water filter product, and independently certify that the water filter meets Australian plumbing safety standards.
A WaterMark certification is mandatory if you want to install a water filter and comply with Australian plumbing regulations. After testing, Watermark continue to check on the products with an audit once a year.
Why is a WaterMark certification so important?
For a start, it’s a legal requirement. With a WaterMark certification, you know that the water filter has passed a number of strict tests and requirements. WaterMark certifies plumbing safety, water pressure, taste, and toxins. If a filter system has a WaterMark certification it means that the water filter is safe and there are no harmful toxins leaching from the filter into your drinking water. So, you can just enjoy great tasting filtered water.
Here’s what the Australian Government have to say about WaterMark certification
Plumbing products must have a valid WaterMark certification before you can register them under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme.
WaterMark is a certification mark provided by independent certifying authorities. It confirms the product:
- complies with the Plumbing Code of Australia;
- is fit for purpose; and
- meets relevant Australian Standards relating to product quality, including health and safety.
Certification is required before a licenced plumber can install plumbing products, in accordance with state and territory plumbing regulations.
All products that require WaterMark certification are listed in the Plumbing Code of Australia and Australian Standard 3500.
For plumbing products regulated under the WELS scheme, WaterMark certification is only required where the products are intended for use in a reticulated water system (piped water network).
- flow controllers
- lavatory and urinal equipment
- tap equipment
- domestic water filters
Flow controllers fitted into other regulated products must also be WaterMark certified prior to WELS registration. To register products under the WELS scheme, you can provide either a WaterMark certificate that lists the flow controller separately or a WaterMark certificate that specifies the flow controller as part of the product you are registering.
What if your water filter doesn’t have the WaterMark certification?
Without a WaterMark certification, a domestic water filter cannot be legally installed in your home or your office. This is the case, as you do not know whether the water filter is safe. If your water filter fails and causes water damage to your home, it is likely that your insurance company won’t pay out if the filter was not WaterMark certified. So be careful, and only ever buy water filters from a retailer that can provide WaterMark certified products, such as Biopure, Water for Life.
If you’re interested you can read further about the WaterMark testing process.
How do you know when to change your water filter cartridge?
Although installing a safe and reliable water filter system that is WaterMark certified is a good start, and will ensure that you have great tasting, safe pure water to drink. It does not mean that you can just install your water filter and forget about your it. A water filter system can’t be expected it to maintain itself. You need to maintain your water filter so that it can effectively do its job. Maintenance is pretty much sorted by changing the filter every now and then. Your water filter cartridge will need changing ever so often, ranging from once every six months, to once per year depending on the rate at which you drink water, the size of your family and the water quality in your local area. You can read more about changing your water filter cartridge in one of our previous articles dedicated to changing your water filter cartridge.
All Biopure’s water filters are WaterMark certified and come with a warranty. If you’re interested in taking your health goals to the next level, call our friendly and professional team today to see how we can help you to find the perfect WaterMark certified water filter for your personal needs.