USEPA and NSF International are partners in the ETV Water Quality Protection Center, a program to verify commercial-ready technologies that protect ground- and surface waters from contamination. Under the Center, technologies are evaluated by a third party organization, following technically sound test procedures, appropriate QA/QC, and a managed process, to provide purchasers, specifiers, and permitters with credible and relevant data.
Verification protocols are developed for specific technology areas following an open process with broad-based stakeholder input. The protocols then serve as templates for developing test plans for the evaluation of individual technologies at specific locations. Verification reports detailing the results of the technology evaluations are made publicly available to assist in marketing, purchase, and permitting of the technologies. Verification statements, executive summaries of each verification test, are also provided.
Center technologies fall into five main categories:
Decentralized wastewater treatment technologies addressed by the Center include:
Watershed protection technologies addressed by the Center include:
Urban infrastructure technologies addressed by the Center include:
Wet weather flow technologies addressed by the Center include:
The Water Quality Protection Center is also active in the area of Homeland Security (Decontamination Wastewater Treatment).