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Plumbing Code Acceptance of Plastic Piping Systems

Plumbing codes are the basis for acceptance of materials for specific plumbing installations and for the methods of installation. Model plumbing codes, sponsored by associations of building and plumbing code officials or other industry groups, are the basis for most of the more than 14,000 local codes in this country.

While many jurisdictions adopt model codes as they are published, these jurisdictions also have the power to amend codes when they are adopted. The following organizations and their model plumbing codes accept the use of plastic for piping applications:

National Plumbing Code
Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA)

Uniform Plumbing Code
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

International Plumbing Code (ICC)
International Codes Council

Standard Plumbing Code
Southern Building Code Congress international (SBCCI)

One and Two Family Dwelling Code
Council of American Building Officials

National Standard Plumbing Code
Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors - National Association

Ansi A40, Safety Requirements For Plumbing
Accredited Standards Committee A40
American National Standards Institute

Nfpa 501, Standard for Manufactured Housing
National Fire Protection Association

Icc/Ansi 2.0-1998
(Formerly CABO Manufactured Housing Construction Safety Standard)
International Codes Council

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Federal Housing Administration

Department of Energy

Federal Emergency Management Agency

General Services Administration

Army Corp of Engineers

U.S. Navy