Who is BS 6920 for?
BS 6920 is a requirement for manufacturers and suppliers of non-metallic materials/products that are used in contact with drinking water, to be compliant with UK water regulations.
About BS 6920
BS 6920 is a British standard that determines the suitability of non-metallic materials used in contact with hot or cold water, through a number of tests. This is to ensure the safety and quality of water and to prevent contamination of the water supply.
Test methods that are used:
- Odour & flavour
- Colour and Turbidity
- Extraction of any harmful substances
- Growth of aquatic microorganisms
- Extraction of metals
The types of products for testing include non-metallic water fittings and components, materials used for coating and protection, and lubricants and seals.