Implementation Status

The improved WaterMark Certification Scheme was launched on 1 July 2016 and was progressively implemented on 1 August 2017. The Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme, including the Rules for the Scheme and the Approved Certifier and Approved User agreements (as approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), were published in June 2017.

As the implementation of the improved Scheme progresses, the ABCB will regularly keep stakeholders informed of key changes. The table below identifies the key areas and their current status:

Key area Status
01. Scheme objectives and scope Published
02. Scheme design Published
03. Risk assessment process Published
04. Scheme Rules and Manual Published
05. PCA Amendment Published
06. Specification development process Published
07. New WaterMark Product Database Launched
09. Revise WaterMark Schedule of Specifications and WaterMark Schedule of Exempt Products Stage 1 published
10. Cost recovery arrangements Implemented
12. Education and awareness strategy Under development
11. Transition strategy Published
08. Review existing plumbing product status Stage 2 commenced
13. Review product technical specifications Scope established