ICC, CSA Group Seek Comments on Rainwater Harvesting Standard

Date: novembre 13, 2015
Emplacement: Global

The joint U.S./Canadian standard will address design and performance of rainwater harvesting systems, water shortages, storm water management and water quality

The International Code Council and CSA Group have posted the first draft of the CSA/ICC B805 Rainwater Harvesting Systems standard for public review. The standard will help code officials in jurisdictions seeking an industry standard to develop guidelines that work with existing building codes. It especially will be useful in regions that want to use rainwater harvesting to counteract drought, storm water management concerns and water quality issues for commercial and residential applications. The standard also supports sustainable construction.

The first public review draft of CSA/ICC B805 is available for download at:

www.iccsafe.org/Rainwater-Harvesting-Draft. Comments can be submitted online at publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/1773. Comments will be accepted until Nov. 24.

The standard will support existing codes and design requirements for major types of water storage tanks, system sizing methods, water quality criteria, storm water management and automatic fire sprinkler system integration.

Demand for the standard is driven by the growing interest in rainwater harvesting as a sustainable, renewable, resilient source of water for homes and commercial buildings. Rainwater systems touch many parts of a building including structural, roofing, gutters and plumbing. Rainwater, when properly harvested and treated, and in compliance with local ordinances, can be used in many applications such as fire suppression, flushing, cooling towers, landscape irrigation, drinking water and swimming pool refill.

Developed by an 18-member CSA/ICC Rainwater Collection System Design and Installation Consensus Committee, the standard will ensure the basic safety and performance of rainwater collection systems. The standard is being developed in accordance with both ICC’s ANSI and CSA’s Standards Council of Canada accredited standard development processes for use throughout North America.

About International Code Council

The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose theInternational Codes.

À propos du Groupe CSA

Le Groupe CSA est une association indépendante sans but lucratif, constituée de membres et dédiée à la sécurité, au bien social et à la durabilité. Nous sommes une organisation accréditée au niveau international spécialisée dans le  développement des normes ainsi que l’évaluation et la certification des produits. Nous fournissons aussi des services de formation et d’éducation ainsi que d’évaluation des produits de consommation. Nous possédons un large spectre de connaissances et de compétences qui comprend les équipements industriels, le secteur de la construction et de la plomberie, les soins de santé et le domaine électromédical, les appareils ménagers et le gaz, les énergies de remplacement,  les systèmes d’éclairage et  les énergies renouvelables. La marque CSA figure sur des milliards de produits partout dans le monde.

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Allison Hawkins
Responsable des affaires institutionnelles
Groupe CSA
416-747-2615
allison.hawkins@csagroup.org