1) Front and top load washer extractors 2) Undercounter and hood dishwashers 3) High pressure washers National tariff headings (HS): 1) 8451.40.00, 2) 8422.19.00, 3) 8424.30
Annex - Draft Public Utilities (Water Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, 8 pages, English - Notice will be published in the Republic of Singapore's Government Gazette when adopted.
Under Singapore's Mandatory Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (MWELS), minimum water efficiency requirements have been mandated for commonly used water fittings and appliances since 2009, with a view to helping consumers make informed purchasing decisions, and encouraging suppliers to introduce more water-efficient products into the market.
In line with the MWELS, the following minimum water efficiency requirements will be mandated for three types of commonly used commercial appliances from 1 Jan 2022 onwards:
a) ≤ 8.0 litres of water per kilogram for front and top load washer extractors (other than those for household use);
b) ≤ 2.4 litres of water per rack for undercounter and hood dishwashers (other than those for household use); and
c) ≤ 11.0 litres of water per minute for high pressure washers (other than those for: (i) household use; (ii) steam cleaning or hot water pressure washing; (iii) washing equipment or vehicles; (iv) specialised cleaning and work; (v) sandblasting).
For these three types of commercial appliances, only models which meet the minimum water efficiency requirements will allowed to be offered, displayed or advertised for sale or supply in Singapore. Accordingly, the models will need to be registered under the MWELS before they can be offered, displayed or advertised for sale or supply in Singapore. However, no labelling requirements or tick-ratings will be imposed on these three types of commercial appliances. In order to register under the MWELS, these models must be tested according to the standards stipulated in the Public Utilities (Water Supply) Regulations, which will be amended to mandate water efficiency requirements and stipulate test standards and/or methods for these three types of commercial appliances. The amendment will take effect from 1 January 2022.