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WQA India certifies products for microbiological reduction claims

First two devices eligible to receive Seal of Purity for such claims

LISLE, ILLINOIS - Kent RO Systems Limited has received first product certifications in India for two devices that make microbiological  reduction claims. It's the final step for both products to receive the Seal of Purity from the Water Quality India Association (WQIA).

"We’re delighted to see Kent RO Systems achieve this important milestone for their water purifiers,” said Pauli Undesser, deputy executive director of the Water Quality Association USA (WQA). “It’s critical that the people of India have certified products they can depend on to ensure their drinking water is safe and reliable.”

The Water Quality India Association, a not-for-profit legal entity in the Republic of India, collaborates with the Water Quality Association USA. WQIA was established in 2014. 

“It is a proud day for the Indian water industry to see a totally indigenous standard developed by WQA India to have been successfully adopted by Kent RO systems,” said Rajul Parikh President of WQIA. “We are confident that many more companies will also test their products to this standard and raise the level of confidence among consumers as well as the quality of products in the market. We congratulate Kent on this important achievement.” 

The Seal of Purity signifies that a device meets criteria laid down in the new product certification scheme, allowing any reduction claims to be measured and certified. Kent RO Systems manufacturers reverse-osmosis (RO) water purifiers, and takes great pride in having their processes and products meet third party validation and certification.

WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water. 

The Water Quality India Association, incorporated in 2014, is a not-for-profit legal entity of the Republic of India and has been promoted by the members of the India Task Force of the Water Quality Association. WQIA collaborates with the Water Quality Association USA, but is not affiliated in any way with WQA.