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NSF International, ASPE partner on public health and sustainability efforts in plumbing industry

May 18, 2012
NSF International and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

NSF International’s Jeremy Brown and Nasrin Kashefi (second row) look on as ASPE Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel and NSF International Vice President Pierre Sbabo sign MOU (first row left to right).


NSF International and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance and promote public health and sustainability initiatives within the plumbing industry. The MOU impacts the design, specifications, installation, inspection and regulation of plumbing systems.

NSF International is an independent global organization that writes public health standards and protocols, and tests and certifies products for the water, food and consumer goods industries. This includes developing multiple American National Standards and certifying a wide range of plumbing and water treatment products.  Products bearing the NSF Mark demonstrate compliance with national standards and utilize innovative water treatment technologies. 

ASPE is the international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification and inspection of plumbing systems. ASPE is dedicated to the advancement of the science of plumbing engineering, to the professional growth and advancement of its members and the health, welfare and safety of the public.

Under the MOU, NSF International and ASPE will write standards that benefit public health and the environment by supporting each other’s missions: to advance the science of plumbing engineering and human health. This will be accomplished by jointly developing educational resources in addition to promoting conferences and publications that highlight water quality and conservation.

“Over the years, NSF International has earned high marks for credibility in serving the needs of public health and safety,” says ASPE Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel, MPH. “NSF is at the cutting edge of providing conformity assessment programs that serve the current and future needs of the plumbing industry, and ASPE is proud to join with NSF to help meet those needs and ensure that safer, more efficient water and wastewater delivery and treatment systems are used worldwide.”

“Together ASPE and NSF International have the expertise and knowledge to promote and educate others about the importance of innovation and sustainability within the plumbing industry. I look forward to the opportunities that our partnership will provide to further advance and protect public health on a global scale,” said Nasrin Kashefi, General Manager of NSF International’s Plumbing Program.


Source: NSF International

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