This European Standard specifies requirements relating to the construction and mode of operation and relevant methods of testing of automatic, salt-regenerated, cation exchange softeners for drinking water installations inside buildings which are permanently connected to the mains supply.
Until EAS comes into force, the current national regulations remain applicable.
NOTE Products intended for use in water supply systems should comply, when existing, with national regulations and testing arrangements that ensure fitness for contact with drinking water. The Member States relevant regulators and the EC Commission agreed on the principle of a future unique European Acceptance Scheme (EAS) which would provide a common testing and approval arrangement at European level.
If and when the EAS is adopted, European Standards on products will be amended by the addition of an Annex Z/EAS under Mandate M/136 which will contain formal references to the testing, certification and product marking requirements of the EAS.