A plumbing or sanitation code is a set of rules and regulations imposed by cities, counties and states.
Anyone doing work on
- drinking water
- sewer or toilet facilities systems
are responsible to make the work in a specific, safe manner to avoid accidents and spread of disease.
Major codes used in the United States are
- 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
The codes are adopted and altered by the local authorities to fit local needs.
Throughout the world different countries and jurisdictions have their local or common (as within EU) set of codes for different type of work. For the engineer it is always necessary to check and adapt the local regime