IAPMO Supports White House Initiatives to Improve Global Water Security and Modernize Building Codes

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials® (IAPMO) strongly supports White House initiatives announced Wednesday to address global water security and advance building codes and standards. These new action plans will help communities become more resilient to extreme weather events, such as drought, and have wider access to affordable water and sanitation services.

In a related development, IAPMO also applauds the release of a report by the administration’s interagency working group on drought resilience. The report outlines the steps the Biden-Harris administration has taken to date across the federal government to improve the long-term resilience of drought-affected communities through financial and technical assistance.

The administration notes that extreme weather events not only threaten millions of American homes each year, but also take an even greater toll on underserved communities.

“These announcements from the White House target issues that are at the heart of IAPMO’s work – improving the resilience and water security of communities across America and the world,” said Dain Hansen, IAPMO’s Executive Vice President of Government Relations. “IAPMO is encouraged that the administration is making these issues a priority and recognizes that every dollar invested in building code adoption generates 11 times the savings by reducing damage and helping communities recover. recover faster.

“IAPMO is ready to offer our technical expertise to communities looking to improve their plumbing resilience,” Hansen continued, “not only with our data-driven model Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC)®) but with innovative tools like our IAPMO Water Demand Calculator that correctly sizes plumbing pipes for high-efficiency fixtures and appliances while reducing construction costs. »

Uniform Codes Sponsor, IAPMO® — The International Association of Plumbing and
Mechanical Managers – works with government and industry to ensure the safety, health and
resilient plumbing and mechanical systems. Learn more about IAPMO at www.iapmo.org.

SOURCEIAPMO Research and Testing, Inc.

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