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Nearly 100-years ago, municipal officials were facing public health challenges as their water and sanitation infrastructure was coming together. These are familiar challenges in the present day, such as drought and disease outbreaks.
 
They decided to come together on a uniform plan for how plumbing systems should operate. Attracting a community of plumbing experts to their cause, IAPMO was formed to protects the health and safety of the nation and eventually the world.

As a membership-based association, IAPMO is proud to utilize an open consensus process in the development of our flagship Uniform Plumbing Code® and Uniform Mechanical Code®. These codes are established through scientific research, debate, and analysis, strengthening our position at the forefront of the plumbing and mechanical industries. 

The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials community of plumbing experts plays a vital public health role in assuring access to clean water and sanitation.

We like to say we live by the code. A code that says that water is safe, that plumbing systems are strong and that our association is even stronger.

The strength of our association brings all sectors of the plumbing industry together -- contractors, engineers, manufacturers and researchers -- rooted in a common belief that access to clean water is a fundamental right.

Because safety belongs to everyone.

 

 

Nearly 100-years ago, municipal officials were facing public health challenges as their water and sanitation infrastructure was coming together. These are familiar challenges in the present day, such as drought and disease outbreaks.
 
They decided to come together on a uniform plan for how plumbing systems should operate. Attracting a community of plumbing experts to their cause, IAPMO was formed to protects the health and safety of the nation and eventually the world.

As a membership-based association, IAPMO is proud to utilize an open consensus process in the development of our flagship Uniform Plumbing Code® and Uniform Mechanical Code®. These codes are established through scientific research, debate, and analysis, strengthening our position at the forefront of the plumbing and mechanical industries. 

The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials community of plumbing experts plays a vital public health role in assuring access to clean water and sanitation.

We like to say we live by the code. A code that says that water is safe, that plumbing systems are strong and that our association is even stronger.

The strength of our association brings all sectors of the plumbing industry together -- contractors, engineers, manufacturers and researchers -- rooted in a common belief that access to clean water is a fundamental right.

Our consensus-based model code development process opens ourselves up to the genius of the entire community--and to the sunlight of the communities we serve through our open and transparent process.

We measure our success in lives, water and total lifecycle costs saved, contributing to strong healthy communities and economies at home and around the world. We are partners with the communities we serve. Among the benefits we provide:
-     Live support for questions on job sites that mitigate costly construction delays. This is available to anyone in a Uniform Codes jurisdiction, not just our members.
-     Our research and insights help you make sense of today’s sophisticated water-related technologies and understand the impact of your plumbing code decisions on the personal safety and business interests of your constituents.
-     Clarity in details that help small construction businesses thrive

Our pledge of professionalism is written in the codes that serve generations across the life of millions of structures around the world. Throughout our organization, our sole focus is making sure that everybody has access to clean water and sanitation.

Because safety belongs to everyone.

Responding to a request, we are making some of the online Answers and Analysis offered only to IAPMO members available here.

This week's question:
Is a sediment trap required for residential gas water heaters (40 gal. to 80 gal.)?

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