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Plumbing Codes, Certifications, Permits & Inspections

  

 


A code is one of four safeguards usually present in public control over plumbing. A plumbing code is simply an installation guide of plumbing systems to follow in the jurisdiction or area (City, County, State) which has adopted it. Plumbing codes are designed to prevent installation of faulty plumbing which may create a public health hazard by inducing disease epidemics in the community. The second protection for the public in the plumbing  industry is certification. The third protection for the public is the permitting process. Finally, there is the fourth protection of the public-the inspection itself.You can find out more on these four safeguards by clicking the link below to get to the WSA publication "How the Public Protects Itself with Plumbing Codes....a summary of the relationship between plumbing and public health". www.washingtonpipetrades.org/DocumentViewer.aspx?id=251

What's Happening with Plumbing in Washington State:

Plumbing Codes:

In 2015 Attorney General Bob Ferguson concluded that a reviewing court is unlikely to conclude that the Washington State Building Code Council possesses the authority to allow the replacement of the legislatively adopted Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) with another code such as the International Plumbing Code (IPC). You can read the Attorney General's letter in its entirety here. The Washington State Building Code Council responded in a letter dated September 23, 2015 here

Plumbing Certifications:


Plumbing Permits & Inspections: