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Uniform Plumbing Code

February 24, 2020
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Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826 – 1900 ), Niagara, 1857, oil on canvas, Corcoran Collection (Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund) 2014.79.10

As reported in previous posts below, the next edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), incorporated by reference into many state water safety regulations, has begun a new revision cycle.  The current edition is the 2021 UPC.   IAPMO is now accepting public input on the 2024 Edition.   The landing page for IAPMO standards action is linked below:

IAPMO Code Development


We have been tracking several proposals that deal with the nature and number of water closets and venting systems in education facilities; school food preparation and sewage systems; and piping materials for all occupancy classifications.    The original proposals appear in the document linked below:

Uniform Plumbing Code Report on Proposals | 854 pages

Technical committee response to proposed changes to the 2021 UPC is linked below:

Uniform Plumbing Code Report on Comments | 910 Pages

Public Input is due January 4, 2021.   CLICK HERE for information about how to do so.

Lao child drawing of a waterfall with a forest, house with fence and rocks in the water. Author : Khamkhoune. Photographer : Basile Morin (father-in-law)

We encourage academic unit facility managers, front line plumbing tradespersons, their shop foremen and others who have “nuts and bolts” experience with plumbing systems in education facilities to become engaged in the IAPMO code development process.   War stories, operating data and solutions that reduce #TotalCostofOwnership always welcomed by ANSI accredited standards developers.

You may communicate directly with IAPMO’s standards staff here: IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials) 4755 E. Philadelphia Street Ontario, CA 91761 Office: (909) 472-4241 Gabriella Davis gaby.davis@iapmo.org.  We will also place this standard, and all other water safety and sustainability standards on the agenda of our monthly Mechanical and Water teleconferences.  See our CALENDAR for the next online teleconference.  Use the login credentials at the top of our home page to join.

Issue: [12-59] and [17-299]

Category: Water

Colleagues: Eric Albert, Ron George, Richard Robben, Larry Spielvogel

Standards California, Standards Colorado

LINK TO OUR ARCHIVE (Send bella@standardsmichigan.com an email requesting access):






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