This is Amiad’s second NSF accreditation following its receipt of certification for safety of drinking water system components (NSF/ANSI 61) in 2014. NSF has now certified Amiad for Cryptosporidium removal according to NSF/ANSI 419: Public Drinking Water Equipment Performance for municipal water filtration technologies.
This new standard, NSF/ANSI 419, is the first consensus-based American National Standard to evaluate the performance of municipal water filtration technologies in removing Cryptosporidium from public drinking water supplies and incorporates state and federal regulatory requirements.
Municipal water treatment plants that use surface waters such as lakes, rivers and streams as a source of public drinking water are required to filter out microorganisms and bacteria such as Cryptosporidium. To ensure Cryptosporidium is effectively removed from public drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2), which applies to all public water systems that use surface water or ground water that is under the direct influence of surface water.