Provides independent reassurance that public water supplies in England and Wales are safe and drinking water quality is acceptable for consumption.
Whilst many competitors claim to have DWI approval, they do not adhere to Regulation 31 of the Water Supply which implements Article 10 of the Council of the European Union Drinking Water Directive (DWD) in England and Wales. All chemicals and construction products used by water undertakers, from the source of the water up to the point of delivery to the consumer’s building. It regulates how approval can be given for such construction products and materials that do not impair water quality and consumer safety.
If you manufacture, sell or distribute water treatment chemicals in North America, your products are required to comply with NSF/ANSI/CAN 60 regulations: Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects by which most governmental agencies regulate drinking water supplies.
"Certification to NSF/ANSI 60 ensures that your product meets the regulatory requirements for the USA, Canada, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the UAE. NSF/ANSI 60 certification can often meet or fulfil the testing requirements for many other countries as well. Market leaders strive to attain NSF certification as a mark of distinction that provides their customers with assurance that the product is safe for use in drinking water."
It is a legal requirement to use an approved disinfectant in various circumstances. The DEFRA has approved a list of disinfectants available for consultation.
AVPRO has been approved by DEFRA as a disinfectant for general use. This shows our customers that our products can be trusted and gives credibility to our latest and future IWS innovations such as AVPRO. This helps to pave the way for our products to be made more viable, environmentally friendly and a healthier fogging agent than its more traditional predecessors.
This regulation aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for both humans and the environment. All biocidal products require authorisation before there can be a market release while the active substances contained in that biocidal product must have been previously approved.
As very few companies in the industry have applied for the approval and with the application deadline already passed (September 1st, 2015 with exceptions in very rare circumstances), it would seem any biocidal manufacturer wanting to sell in Europe now would need permissions from those within the regulation in order to use their license i.e. IWS. This poses a significant hindrance for entering - and market penetration opportunities.
The Soil Association recognises XZIOX to be used in organic processes without affecting the products it treats. XZIOX being classified as organic is a significant step up.
This recognition is unique to a chemical product. The fact that a chemical such as XZIOX can be used in organic processes such as washing produce and cleaning equipment is unheard of and thus far, no other biocide on the market that bears this recognition from the Soil Association.
Manufactured in UK
XZIOX® is unique to other chlorine dioxide systems and this is where the patent comes in. It’s 99% pure and gives a stability of a minimum of 50 days. It is safe, simple and effective to use while certified and approved by the NSF.
Approved under regulation 31 of the Water Supply Regulations 2000
Approved by the Secretary of State for use in Public Water Supplies