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IAPMO to Develop Water Efficiency Standards

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials recently announced that it will begin development of an American National Standard for water efficiency and sanitation to be known as IAPMO/ANSI WE·Stand 2017.
The standard, which will they’ll use as the basis for the water provisions within IAPMO’s 2015 Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement (GPMCS), draws upon IAPMO’s core competency and industry expertise in plumbing systems for the purpose of providing comprehensive requirements to optimize water use practices attributed to the built environment while maintaining protection of the public health, safety and welfare. IAPMO intends to publish the standard in December 2017. Upon publication, WE·Stand will replace the GPMCS.
Members of IAPMO’s existing Green Technical Committee, as well as other manufacturers, potential users of the standard, installers and maintainers, labor representatives, design professionals, enforcing authorities, consumers, and special experts with a desire to be involved, are invited and encouraged to submit an application to participate on the new WE·Stand Technical Committee.  For more information on WE·Stand 2017 and/or to apply for membership on the WE·Stand Technical Committee, please contact Dan Cole, IAPMO technical services supervisor, at (708) 995-3009 or dan.cole@iapmo.org.