Who is this for?
Drinking water companies, water treatment companies.
When is this needed?
The Kiwa Water Mark is needed when you, as a producer or supplier, want to profile yourself on the market with products that meet all requirements: all functional requirements as well as all legal hygienic requirements specified in the “Materials and chemicals in the supply of drinking water and warm tap water Regulation” of the Dutch government.
What to do next
Steps to obtain a certificate with the Kiwa Water Mark are:
Fill in an application form and send it to Kiwa.
Kiwa sends a quotation, which is at the same time a concept-agreement, drawn up according to the handling of the Harmonized Standards;
After mutual signing of the quotation, the agreement is definitive and the initial application can start;
After positive results of the initial audit, the certificate will be issued;
The certificate is valid indefinitely;
A part of the agreement is an two annual audits.
Important aspects of the initial audit (steps 3 and 4) include:
a) Testing with regard to the product and/or performance requirements. Testing, often carried out in our own laboratories, demonstrates that the product meets the certification requirements for functional aspects, such as durability, dimensions, composition of materials, etc.;
b) Assessment of the production process, quality system and internal quality control (IQC) scheme. To ascertain that the producer is continually able to manufacture products that meet the certification requirements.
The periodic audits aim at the maintenance of the management system, in order to maintain confidence that the producer is still able to manufacture products that meet the certification requirements. The periodic audits include functional tests of the certified products.
The audit frequency is set at 1 time per year.
Conditions for the certification process are stated in the Kiwa Regulations for Certification and the General Terms and Conditions of Kiwa for the performance of orders.
Kiwa is a fast growing international knowledge organization in the areas of testing, inspection and certification, supported by technology, training and data services. Kiwa is market leader in the (drinking) water-, gas- and construction industries, as well as business services, care and safety sectors. With more than 2000 employees, Kiwa is active in more than 50 countries worldwide.
We offer our clients a complete package of possible certification schemes. Often, it is possible to efficiently and cost effectively certify for more certification schemes concurrently. In many cases, a Kiwa Water Mark certificate is a solid base for certification in other European countries, for example, DVGW (Germany), CSTB (France), ÖVGW (Austria) and SVGW (Switzerland). Kiwa is also accredited to grant WRAS-approval for the UK, Kiwa Swedcert for the Nordics, Kiwa-UNI for Italy and NSF 60 and NSF 61 for the USA market.