Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme
The Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme has been finalised and published on the ABCB website in preparation for the progressive implementation of the improved Scheme.
The date for commencing the implementation of the improved WaterMark Certification Scheme has been moved to 1 August 2017.
The Manual details the operating structure of the Scheme, and the process and procedural requirements for the certification of plumbing and drainage products. The Manual includes the Rules for the WaterMark Certification Scheme and the Approved Certifier and Approved User agreements, as approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and Protocols for the Assessment of Risks of Plumbing Products and Developing Product Specifications.
The WaterMark pages on the ABCB website have been updated to include the above information.
In addition, the ABCB is preparing some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) based on common inquiries about the Scheme, the improved Scheme and / or transition arrangements. These FAQs will be published on the ABCB website and will be updated and expanded as needed.
It is important to note the existing WaterMark Scheme Rules remain current in whole or in part until progressive implementation of the improved Scheme has been completed.
Publication of the Manual represents the culmination of a significant body of work undertaken over several years. The ABCB appreciates the substantial contribution Scheme stakeholders have made during the design and development of the improved Scheme and supporting documents.
The ABCB will continue to engage with representatives of stakeholder groups as we progress towards full implementation of the improved Scheme.