February 8, 2006
Tucson, Arizona — Zeta Corporation is pleased to announce that its patented Zeta Rod® Systems have received IAPMO Research &Testing certification and will now bear the UPC(TM) NSF/ ANSI 61 mark, indicating that they conform to the standards for Drinking Water Systems Components – Health Effects, as well as to the plumbing and electrical requirements set forth in the Uniform Plumbing CodeTM Interim Guide Criteria 91-2005a. Although the products had previously been ETL listed to NSF-61, the association with IAPMO broadens the scope of the certification to include additional plumbing and electrical safety standards developed specifically for the patented Zeta technology.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), promotes safe and efficient plumbing and mechanical practices and is the organization that develops and maintains the Uniform Plumbing Code. NSF, the National Sanitation Foundation, and ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, develop the standards for drinking water system additives and components. NSF/ANSI Standard 61 is the American National Standard that ensures pipes, tubes, storage tanks and other products that come in contact with drinking water do not contribute levels of contaminants that could cause serious health problems. Forty-five U.S. states and two Canadian provinces require drinking water system components to comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 61 requirements.
The IAPMO certification is concurrent with the company’s launch of two new Zeta Rod systems designed specifically for residential and other small applications. The consumer systems are smaller in scale, yet operate on the same principals as the custom engineered industrial water treatment systems for which Zeta is well known.
For residential water treatment applications, the Zeta Rod offers a point-of- entry electronic deposit and corrosion control system that replaces the traditional salt-based water softener and delivers the added benefits of water and energy conservation in a compact, maintenance-free design. Water conditioned with a Zeta Rod system has no additives to adversely affect drinking water quality and has been shown to enhance plant health and growth.
Zeta Rod systems work by creating a capacitor within the piping that prevents deposition of hard water and mineral scale. Additionally, the system performs to eliminate bacteria-harboring bio-films that adhere to pipe and vessel walls, thereby improving water taste, reducing piping and fixture corrosion, and enhancing overall water quality satisfaction.
M. Michael Pitts, Jr., President