Conagua to impose quality standard on water, sewerage lines

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mexican national water authority Conagua has issued regulations designed to prevent potable water losses and the contamination of aquifers with wastewater from leaking pipelines.

Conagua has signed an agreement with manufacturers to standardize the components used in water and sewerage systems, the authority said in a release.

Manufacturers must secure certificates for their products certifying their performance, quality and correct installation in order to comply with the regulations.

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The new rules are pegged to ISO standards and will ensure that Mexican products will obtain certification for sale abroad, Conagua said.

Once the regulations are published in the official gazette, compliance will be mandatory for all manufacturers and importers of products used in potable water and drainage systems.