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Policy Statement

Policy Statement Water Filtration and Water Dispensing Systems

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Water Filtration and Water Dispensing Systems

(enacted 09-30-2010)

At a regularly scheduled meeting on September 30, 2010 the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters voted to no longer require product acceptance listing for the following:

            1. In-line refrigeration water filters

            2. Faucet mounted water filters

            3. Point-of-Entry water filters

            4. Water Softeners

            5. Reverse Osmosis systems

            6. Similar type filtration products

            7. Water dispensing systems without a drainage connection

A Water dispenser with a water connection and no drainage connection shall comply with all appurtenant sections of 248 CMR 10.00 regarding:

            a. Water Connection 

            b. Plumbing Permit

            c. Inspection

            d. Materials           

The Board has jurisdiction over inlet/outlet connections and all associated piping from the water source to the final fixture connection. All equipment must be installed by a properly licensed Massachusetts Plumber.