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The Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme includes the Rules for the Scheme and the Approved Certifier and Approved User Agreements, as approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It also includes the Protocol for the Assessment of Risks of Plumbing Products and the Protocol for Developing Product Specifications.
No. The improved Scheme is a single level scheme. All new products will need to meet the certification requirements of the improved Scheme. All products previously certified to WaterMark Level 1 or 2 will need to transition to the improved single level Scheme when their existing certification approaches expiry.
Existing products that have not had their status in the improved Scheme confirmed will not be required to transition to the improved single level Scheme until their inclusion in the Scheme is confirmed. Refer to products marked with an # on the WaterMark Schedule of Products for products awaiting confirmation.