We certify water efficient products and services across Australia. Approved products and services are licensed to use the Smart WaterMark logo on packaging, point of sale information, website and marketing materials. The Independent Expert Panel has been set up to independently assess the applications of products and services wanting to receive Smart WaterMark accreditation. It comprises seven members and an independent chair representing international expertise. If you are thinking about applying it might be helpful to the frequently asked questions.
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The panel meets three times a year to consider applications against the following criteria:
That the primary purpose of the product or service is directly related to reducing actual water use and/or using water more efficiently, where there is a direct correlation between the use of the product and water savings.
Fit for purpose
That the appropriate use of the product or service is consistent with supplied instructions and other documentation.
Meets regulations and standards
That the product or service is of high quality and meets industry standards, and customer and community expectations, in relation to water use.
That the product or service, while satisfying the above three criteria, is environmentally sustainable, and despite claimed water savings will not adversely affect the environment in other areas.
Smart Approved WaterMark accepts applications that fit into the following categories:Watering
Sprinklers, trigger nozzles, irrigation controllers, sensors and systems, water measures and dripperlines. As well as bushfire watering systems and wicking beds.
Innovative products that directly identify or fix leaks. (Residential and commercial).
Greyflow innovations and managing systems. Any plumbing and drainage products associated with greywater must have the ‘Watermark’. In WA they must also be approved by the Department of Health.
Pool and Spa
Spa and pool covers and blankets including liquid covers. Water conditioning systems and filters. Backwashing systems (Residential and Commercial). (All covers must have the SAWM Fit for Purpose Certificate to be eligible for the SAWM license).
Garden pots, composts, mulch, soil amendment products including wetters and conditioners, synthetic grass, aquifers and wicking beds (Residential and commercial).
Recognises drought tolerant turf grasses for the home lawn environment.
Diverters, aquifers, pipe work solutions and system-based water conditioners. (Residential and commercial). Note: The Smart Approved WaterMark requires that all products meet relevant standards and regulations therefore all plumbing and drainage products must have the ‘Watermark’. Applicants are asked to check the WaterMark Schedule of Products which lists products requiring WaterMark certification or to visit the Australian Building Codes Board site.
Applicant Guidelines Detailed guidelines have been developed for Australian applications for specific product groups and are available to download as pdfs.
To have your water efficient product or service approved to use the Smart WaterMark apply now.