Jul 31, 2019

IAPMO Calls for Public Comments on Water Efficiency Standard

Comments should indicate the exact recommended wording

Comments should indicate the exact recommended wording

The International Assn. of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is soliciting public comments on a proposal toward development of the 2020 Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand). According to an IAPMO release, the comment form includes instructions and a background on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited consensus process. 

According to IAPMO, the standard comes from IAPMO’S expertise in plumbing systems. It also provides complete requirements to optimize benefits of water efficiency while maintaining the protection of the public health, safety and welfare. The group employed the consensus development process from ANSI to develop WE•Stand. According to IAPMO, “We•Stand will be designated as an American National Standard immediately upon finalization, without the need for review by the ANSI Board of Standards Review.”

The comments should indicate the exact wording recommended for new, revised or deleted language for WE•Stand, and also state the problem the recommendation intended to resolve in addition to and the comment’s reasoning. According to IAPMO, comments will not be accepted after 5 p.m. PDT deadline Nov. 28. 

IAPMO members and other parties are encouraged to get involved in the process to “ensure effectiveness in preserving the public health, safety and welfare through strict governance of its codes and standards.” According to IAPMO, manufacturers, potential users of the standard, installers and maintainers, labor representatives, design professionals, enforcing authorities, and consumers all can benefit from being involved in developing codes and standards for water efficiency strategies.

The report on proposals, monograph, and a development timeline can be found here.