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The advantages oI a uniIorm plumbing code adopted by various local jurisdictions have long been recognized isorder in
the industry as a result oI widely divergent plumbing practices and the use oI many diIIerent oIten conIlicting plumbing
codes by local jurisdictions inIluenced the Western Plumbing OIIicials ssociation now the nternational ssociation oI
Plumbing and echanical OIIicials | P O| to Iorm a committee oI plumbing inspectors master and journeyman
plumbers and sanitary and mechanical engineers assisted by public utility companies and the plumbing industry to create a
basic plumbing document Ior general use The product oI this eIIort the Iirst edition oI the ! $ ¹
UP ¹ was oIIicially adopted by P O in The widespread use oI this code over the past Iive decades by
jurisdictions throughout the United States and internationally is testament to its merit
With the publication oI the dition oI the ! $ another signiIicant milestone was reached or the
Iirst time in the history oI the United States a plumbing code was developed through a true consensus process The
edition represents the most current approaches in the plumbing Iield and is the Iourth edition developed under the NS
consensus process ontributions to the content oI the code were made by every segment oI the built industry including
such diverse interests as consumers enIorcing authorities installers maintainers labor manuIacturers research standards testing
laboratories special experts and users
The UP is designed to provide consumers with saIe and sanitary plumbing systems while at the same time allowing
latitude Ior innovation and new technologies The public at large is encouraged and invited to participate in P O`s open
consensus code development process This code is updated every three years code development timeline and other
relevant inIormation is available at P O`s website at www iapmo org
The ! $ e is dedicated to all those who in working to achieve 'the ultimate plumbing code ¨ have
unselIishly devoted their time eIIort and personal Iunds to create and maintain this the Iinest plumbing code in existence
today
The ! $ is supported by the merican Society oI Sanitary ngineering SS the echanical
ontractors ssociation oI merica the Plumbing eating ooling ontractors National ssociation P
N the United ssociation U and the World Plumbing ouncil WP The presence oI these logos while reIlecting
support does not imply any ownership oI the copyright to the UP which is held exclusively by P O urther the logos
oI these associations indicates the support oI P O`s open consensus process being used to develop P O`s codes and
standards
The addresses oI the organizations are as Iollows
SS anterbury Road Suite · Westlake O ·
Piccard rive · Rockville ·
P N PO ox · alls hurch V ·
U Three Park Place · nnapolis ·
WP World Plumbing ouncil Secretariat
P O ox · aIayette N US
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