Why CSA / NSF-61 Certification is Vital

Cities and purchasers across North America require their cement mortar watermain and tank linings to be CSA / NSF-61 certified as it’s the only way to ensure the raw materials are safe and have been properly tested against radionuclides and other naturally occurring volatile organic compounds. Certification marks tell potential customers and users that a product has been evaluated by a formal process-involving examination, testing and follow-up inspection-and that it complies with applicable standards for safety and performance.


Using a product that has been tested by CSA / NSF is the only way to ensure harmful contaminants are not leaching into our drinking water systems that would be a health concern. CSA and NSF Standard-61 establishes minimum requirements for the control of potentially adverse human health effects.  


Canadian Safety Association (www.csagroup.org) and NSF International (www.nsf.org/business/about-NSF/ ), Public Health and Safety Companies, are not-for-profit, world leaders in standards development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety. They provide third-party conformity assessment services while representing the interests of all stakeholders. The primary stakeholder groups include industry, the regulatory community, and the public at large. Their professional staff includes engineers, chemists, toxicologists, and environmental health professionals with broad experience both in public and private organizations.


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