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The Endless Supply of Water Knowledge, Solutions and Support
Viega empowers the industry with information, training and updates on water hygiene, legislation and more. A great source of informaton are our Technical
Managers. They can provide product and system infomation associated with
efficient water systems, help write or modifiy your specifications or coordinate an industry professional to talk to your firm. Our water quality manual is a great resource that provides detailed information and background on various topics that can be addressesd with an effiecient plumbing design.
ASHRAE Guideline 12
Where practical in health care facilities, nursing homes and other high risk situations, cold water should be stored and distributed below 68°F, while hot water should be stored above 140°F and circulated with a minimum return temperature of 124°F. Where practical in other situations, hot water should be stored at temperatures of 120°F or above.
ASHRAE standard 188
Standard 188, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, will establish minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.The standard is intended for use by building owners and managers and those involved in the design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and service of centralized building water systems and components.
NSF/ANSI 61 Annex G (NSF 372)
Compliance date January 4, 2014. On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed legislation revising the definition of lead free within the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for plumbing fittings and fixtures. The changes require that plumbing products meet a weighted average lead content of 0.25%. This is exactly the same percentage as required by California and Vermont in January 2010, Maryland in 2012 and Louisiana 2013.
How to Identify Lead-Free Certification Marks
Ensure that a product is lead-free by verifying its certification by one of several ANSI-accredited, third-party certification bodies. The EPA offers a downloadable resource to help identify lead-free certification marks for drinking water systems and plumbing materials, from determining the newest lead-free requirements to where to find the certification marks on the products.
Viega helps you keep track of federal and state government requirements. Be sure to check back often for updates.
Viega offers a comprehensive Water Quality course in several U.S. cities.
Part of the Viega Water Quality initiative, water quality seminars are offered throughout the United States and are co-presented by Viega Technical Managers and Tim Keane, consultant with Legionella Risk Management Inc. The full-day courses cover case studies of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, Legionella guidelines and standards from a liability perspective and design factors that impact pathogen control.
Viega Educational Facility
Viega has modern facilities in Nashua, New Hampshire, dedicated to the training and education in a range of subjects pertaining to the industry.