drainage pipes piping system
shall be designed to
provide adequatecirculation of air free from siphonage, aspiration or forcing of trap seals
under ordinary use.
extend to the outer air
and installed to
prevent cloggingand the return of foul air
to the building.
Plumbing systems shall be subjected to such
tests to effectively disclose allleaks and defects in the workmanship
Substance which will clog the pipes, produce explosive mixtures, destroythe pipes or their joints or interfere unduly with the sewage-disposal process
be allowed to enter the building drainage system.
Proper protection shall be provided to
of food, water,sterile goods and similar materials
by backflow of sewage
. When necessary, the fixture,device or appliance shall be connected indirectly with the building drainage system.
No water closet shall be located in a room or compartment which is not
properlylighted and ventilated.
If there is no sewer system in the area,
shall be made
for thedisposal of building sewage by some accepted method of sewage treatment anddisposal
, such as a septic tank.
plumbing drainage system
subject to backflow of sewage
shall be made
to prevent its overflow in the building.
Plumbing systems shall be
maintained in serviceable condition by RegisteredMaster Plumbers.
installed properly spaced
, to be
accessible for their intended use.
Plumbing shall be installed with
due regard to the preservation of the strengthof structural members and the prevention of damage to walls and other surfacesthrough fixture usage.
Sewage or other waste from plumbing systems,
which may be deleterious tosurface or sub-surface waters
shall not be discharged into the ground or into anywaterway
, unless first rendered innocuous through subjection to some acceptable formof treatment.
BRIEF HISTORY OF PLUMBING PRACTICE IN THE PHILIPPINES
was duly recognized by the government in the Cityof Manila.
Master Plumber John F. Haas
became the first
Chief of the Division of Plumbing Construction and Inspection
. A Plumbing Code based on the PlumbingCode of the United States was incorporated into the Building Code for the City of Manila.
National Master Plumbers Association of the Philippines(NAMPAP)
was formally organized
Manila City Ordinance 2411
“Plumbing Code of the City of Manila”
wasenacted and placed under the
Department of Public Services
, the Third Congress approved
House Bill No. 962
R.A. 1378 “Plumbing Law of the Philippines”
upon ratification of President Ramon Magsaysay.
January 28, 1959
National Plumbing Code of the Philippines
prepared by NAMPAP was promulgated and approved by Malacañang.
Before Martial Law in 1972,
Republic Act No. 6541
otherwise known as the
“Building Code of the Philippines”
was passed with the “National Plumbing Code of 1959” as referral code in full text.