SS577: 2012 Water Efficiency Management System (WEMS) Certification
Certify to the latest water efficiency standard SS 577:2012
To help organisations better manage water usage, the Singapore Standards Council, together with key stakeholders from government agencies and industry, have developed the new Singapore Standard SS 577 on Water Efficiency Management Systems.
The purpose of SS577:2012 standard is to enable organisations to assess and account for their water usage, and to identify, plan and implement measures to achieve water savings through systematic management of water. The SS577:2012 standard includes a set of framework and guidelines, suggested tools and best practices for water users to adopt so as to improve water usage and water efficiency.
SS577:2012 specifies requirements including monitoring, measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that could contribute to water efficiency. The SS577:2012 water efficiency standard also helps facilitate organisations in preparing for their Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP); which helps to identify water saving measures and to establish an action plan for water management.
SS577:2012 was launched in March 2013, and it is applicable to non-domestic water users, such as industrial, commercial and office buildings, government facilities, schools and hotels. It can be implemented independently as a water efficiency standard, or integrated with other management systems standards. A leader in the certification industry, TUV SUD’s pool of auditors can help you achieve the certification that you need, thereby ensuring the efficiency of your water usage in accordance to the SS577:2012 standard.
Water Efficiency Management Plan
To align with strategies for sustainable water management, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) encouraged companies to be more innovative in their water management approaches to lower consumption.
Since January 2015, it is mandatory for all large water users, including commercial buildings/industrial premises, which consumes at least 60,000 cubic metres in the previous year to inform PUB, install private water meters, and to present their Water Efficiency Management Plans (WEMPs) every year. For more details on this plan, you may refer to PUB website.
Adopt a systematic approach to manage water efficiency.
Achieve water savings and reduce operational costs.
Assist in development & reporting of Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP).
Opportunity to gain PUB’s Water Efficiency Building (WEB) Gold certification.
Increase stakeholder assurance on water issues.
Enhance image as a green sustainability corporate organization.