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The Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and the Canadian Uniform Plumbing Code (cUPC) are designated as the American and Canadian national standards, respectively. These codes are designed to provide consumers with safe and sanitary plumbing systems.
Designated as an American National Standard, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) is a model code developed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to govern the installation and inspection of plumbing systems as a means of promoting the public's health, safety, and welfare. The UPC is developed using the American National Standards Institute's consensus development procedures. This process brings together volunteers representing a variety of viewpoints and interests to achieve consensus on plumbing practices. The UPC is designed to provide consumers with safe and sanitary plumbing systems while, at the same time, allowing latitude for innovation and new technologies. The public at large is encouraged and invited to participate in IAPMO's open consensus code development process. This code is updated every three years. A code development timeline and other relevant information are at IAPMO's website.
Designated as an American National Standard, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) is a model code developed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to govern the installation and inspection of plumbing systems as a means of promoting the public's health, safety, and welfare.
UL Listed Mark (all variations) UL Listing means that UL has tested representative samples of a product and determined that the product meets specific, defined requirements. These requirements are often based on UL's published and nationally recognized Standards for Safety.
The "Recognized Component Mark" is a type of quality mark issued by Underwriters Laboratories. It is placed on components which are intended to be part of a UL listed product, but which cannot bear the full UL logo themselves.
NSF-61 was developed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), a global independent public health and environmental organization, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which oversees the consensus for developing standards for manufacturing and procedures in the United States.
California Assembly Bill 1953 Services
Intertek offers end-to-end solutions for compliance with California Assembly Bill 1953.
California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB1953) prohibits the use of any pipe, pipe or plumbing fitting, or fixture intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking water or cooking that is not lead free in California. Products that do not meet the criteria as outlined by AB1953 by January 1, 2010, cannot be sold in the State of California.
California Assembly Bill 1953 defines “lead free” to mean not more than a 0.25% weighted average of lead for pipes, fittings, and fixtures intended to dispense water for human consumption. The AB1953 lead content standard does not distinguish between residential and commercial uses. Examples of products covered under AB1953 include kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, bar faucets, supply stops, bubblers, glass fillers and pot fillers.
Lead free = 0.25% lead standard
0.25% lead in wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures, as determined by weighted averages
0.20% lead in solder and flux
WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping you save water.
The WaterSense label makes it simple to find water-efficient products, new homes, and programs that meet EPA’s criteria for efficiency and performance. WaterSense-labeled products and services are certified to use at least 20 percent less water, save energy, and perform as well as or better than regular models.
WaterSense partners with manufacturers, retailers and distributors, homebuilders, irrigation professionals, and utilities to bring WaterSense to your community. Our partnerships encourage innovation in manufacturing and support sustainable jobs for American workers.