Peace of Mind - WQA Certification provides end users, retailers and regulators the benefit of knowing that the an accredited third party has evaluated not only a product’s capability of passing rigorous testing according to industry standards, but that the process in which certified products are made is reproducible. This process allows users the peace of mind that a company is continuously monitored and can only maintain certification if their manufacturing process remains consistent.
Multi-faceted Certification - Not only are the products tested extensively to evaluate things such as the structural integrity, the product’s ability to reduce contaminants and the safety of the materials that come into contact with water, but the literature is also reviewed to ensure that it meets a specific set of requirements as well.
Buying Power - A certified product bears a distinguished Mark indicating that the product has undergone evaluation and testing to verify that the product will perform as the certified claims indicate. The Gold Seal and Sustainability Mark provide consumers a very simple way to recognize products that will perform the way the packaging indicates it will.
Consumer Protection – There is no doubt that the infrastructure for most municipalities is old and requires billions of dollars of upgrades. While the facilities themselves provide water that in many cases exceeds drinking water requirements, the path to the end user is not always as exemplary. Final Barrier is a solution to this problem. Certified products allow for consumers to target the specific contaminant issues with confidence that the product does what it claims it will do.
Regulatory Requirements – Some states or local cities have specific regulations in place that require certification for the ability to sell legally in that jurisdiction. CA has passed new legislation that will require an ANSI accredited certifier issue certification to products making health claims before they can be legally sold in CA. If a products is certified by WQA, you can be assured that it will also be safe for purchase in California.
Monitoring Consistency – WQA’s programs do not issue certification and allow for that certification to remain untouched indefinitely. The programs conduct annual inspections to verify that the products being manufactured are not only being consistently made, but are made in the same way as the product was built when it underwent testing and evaluation.