In-kind replacement of equipment does not require approval; however, new equipment should meet the same specifications as the old equipment, including NSF certification for all equipment which will come into contact or may affect the quality of potable water. Below are some examples of replacements that are not in-kind replacement. For further questions on in-kind replacement, water systems should contact their sanitarian at the regional or district office for guidance.
Examples that are not in-kind replacement:
-Replacement of a 30 gpm 2 HP fixed speed pump with a 50 gpm 5 HP variable speed pump that can be set to pump at 30 gpm. NOT IN-KIND REPLACEMENT
-Replacement of a WELLMATE model WX-203 30 gal contact tank with a new WELLMATE model WX-203; however the new model WX-203 is a 40 gal contact tank. NOT IN-KIND REPLACEMENT
-Replacement of a Cole-Palmer 110 V, 60 Hz variable speed peristaltic injector pump with pumping rate of 2-60 ml/min with a Stenner 110 V, 60 Hz variable speed peristaltic injector pump with pumping rate of 2-60 ml/min: however the Stenner pump is not NSF certified. NOT IN-KIND REPLACEMENT