WaterMark

WHAT DOES WATERMARK MEAN FOR YOUR PLUMBING BUSINESS?

Plumbing products requiring WaterMark certification are listed on theWaterMark Schedule of Specifications. If such products are available for purchase and have been WaterMark certified, they are authorised for use in a plumbing and drainage installation:

  • If plumbing products listed on the WaterMark Schedule of Specifications are available for purchase but have not been WaterMark certified, they are not authorised for use in a plumbing and drainage installation.
  • The Scheme is enforced by the state and territory plumbing administrations at the point of installation (not at the point of sale).
  • Plumbing products are able to be sold without WaterMark certification and there are no penalties on suppliers for doing so.
  • However, if the product is not certified when it should have been the state and territory administrations may not authorise its installation. In addition, a licensed plumber is not permitted to install these products.

Further information about the Scheme is available from the How it works section of the ABCB website.