USHGC and USPSHTC Code Change Monographs Now Available
IAPMO has made the 2020 Uniform Solar, Hydronics & Geothermal Code (USHGC®) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC®) Technical Committee Meeting Monographs available for download. All individuals anticipating an active role in the ANSI-accredited consensus development of the Uniform Codes at the Technical Committee Teleconference Meetings, May 18-19, can download these documents in Adobe PDF format from USHGC and USPSHTC. To read more, click here.
IAPMO Makes Standards Free to Aid Fight Against COVID-19
In order to help plumbing and mechanical professionals perform their essential duty — protecting the public’s health and safety — without incurring unnecessary financial hardship, IAPMO has made some critical standards available free of charge. They are available at: https://www.iapmo.org/code-standard-development/covid-19-resources. For more information, click here.
IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service Offers Remote Surveillance Inspections
In order to ensure that manufacturers remain in compliance during these challenging times, IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) will begin accepting remote surveillance inspections. With travel restrictions in place for all IAPMO personnel to protect their health and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, manufacturer clients require an alternate means to demonstrate compliance. UES has carefully prepared a new temporary program that effectively meets this need, including third-party inspection agency’s insights to ensure remote inspections are properly performed, particularly regarding the development of applicable and efficient methods to do so. Click here for full details.
USDA Amends Rule for Grant Program
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published new guidance that allows for the installation of water treatment devices in the agency’s Household Well Systems Grant Program. IAPMO and its members applaud this update, which will help protect the water quality of a great number of households across the United States, yet another recognition by the federal government of the important, life-improving role that water treatment devices play in areas impacted by contaminated groundwater. IAPMO has been proud to join with industry partners in advocating for increased funding for USDA programs that increase access to clean water and safe sanitation. It has also advocated for the greater inclusion of water filtration devices in these programs. To read the full release, click here.
ASSE Publishes New LEC for Proportional Flow Control Devices
ASSE International has published a new Listing Evaluation Criteria (LEC) document, ASSE LEC 2010-2020, Proportional Flow Control Devices, with Protection from Cross Contamination via Hydronic Water, for Use in Drinking Water Installations. ASSE LEC 2010 devices control the flow of potable water based on the pressure of hydronic water from a hydronic system. The device performs this hydraulically and has integral cross-contamination protection between the potable and hydronic water. Proportional flow- control devices are typically installed in conjunction with a heat exchanger and a part of a hydronic system loop. For full details, click here.