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IAPMO Solicits Proposals for 2020 We Stand

ONTARIO, Calif. – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, publisher of the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE Stand), is calling for formal code proposals toward the development of the 2020 edition of this standard.

The change proposal form, as well as proposal instructions and background on IAPMO’s ANSI-accredited consensus process, may be found at All proposals recommending new text, revised text or the deletion of text must be written in legislative format and clearly state the reason behind the recommendation.

No proposals will be accepted after the 5 p.m. deadline on Jan. 29, 2019.

This standard provides progressive codified requirements to optimize water use practices attributed to the built environment while maintaining protection of the public health, safety and welfare.

IAPMO will employ a voluntary consensus development process accredited by the American National Standards Institute for the development of WE Stand, enabling anyone to have a voice in the development of the standard. The WE Stand Technical Committee, charged with the development and ongoing maintenance of WE Stand, brings together an impressive and diverse assembly of plumbing and water efficiency experts.

IAPMO urges its members and other interested parties to get involved in the development process to ensure effectiveness in preserving the public health, safety and welfare. Manufacturers, potential users of the standard, installers and maintainers, labor representatives, design professionals, enforcing authorities and consumers all benefit from a cooperative effort in developing codes and standards.

For questions about submitting proposals for the WE Stand, contact Dan Cole at 708-995-3009 or; or Maria Bazan at 708-995-3007 or

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