Save 20% water

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (The IAPMO Group) is one of the world's leading experts on premise plumbing and water demand management related issues. Recognizing the challenges local officials face in incentivizing and mandating water efficiency within their jurisdiction, The IAPMO Group has launched The Drought Toolkit: A Community Guide to Achieving Water Efficiency Today.

This toolkit emphasizes the unique role that each of our country’s stakeholders play in addressing water efficiency. As communities face record droughts and new water stresses due to climate change, this toolkit highlights best practices and provides turnkey resources on issues ranging from technical standards to workforce development. This toolkit is designed to be a living document where best practices and other proven solutions will be highlighted and continually added.

City councils, local planning and development departments, code enforcement officials, state construction boards, and state legislatures that utilize the resources in this toolkit can realize more than 20% in water savings in their built environments.



Water demand management is an issue many communities face. Fundamental to addressing this issue is to encourage cities, counties or states to adopt the most up-to-date water standards and codes. These standards have changed over time to incorporate new technologies and to address efficiency without impacting performance. To achieve substantial water savings, adopting codes like the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code will ensure your community finds immediate water savings while also protecting public health, safety and welfare. The provisions of this code apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, or maintenance of plumbing systems within your jurisdiction. The UPC governs the installation and inspection of plumbing systems as a means of promoting public health.



Once your city, county or state has adopted current plumbing codes and standards, the next step to find increased water savings is by utilizing highly-efficient standards; such as, WE-Stand/The Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement (GPMCS). WE-Stand draws upon IAPMO’s core competency and industry expertise in plumbing systems to provide comprehensive requirements for optimizing water use practices attributed to the built environment while maintaining protection of public health and safety. These highly-efficiency water practices complement any plumbing code your jurisdiction uses and will address water-saving practices such as; rainwater catchment, water reuse, etc.



Basic understanding, training and competency in proper installation of water-efficient technologies is vital to realizing water savings. We offer the most reliable training and education programs for the Plumbing and Mechanical codes and are committed to assisting you in all your training needs. Our instructors serve as great resources for facilitating discussions on current issues, problem installations, and enforcement – always providing solutions in practical terms.