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IAPMO Seeks Technical Subcommittee Members for Development of National Standard IAPMO Z1119

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is seeking volunteers, with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems and specific knowledge of water powered sump pumps — such as jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility representatives, as well as consumers and manufacturing experts and consumers — to participate on the IAPMO Z1119 Technical Subcommittee. The scope of IAPMO Z1119 covers water-powered sump pumps intended to provide emergency or backup groundwater or storm water removal from buildings in the event of power failure and specifies requirements for materials, physical characteristics, performance testing and markings. Water-powered sump pumps covered by this standard are not intended for the removal of sanitary sewer water (sewage).

The Z1119 TSC members will be assisting the Plumbing Standards Committee with the development of a new American National Standard and National Standard of Canada. The Z1119 TSC will operate in accordance with IAPMO’s accredited procedures for standards development: IAPMO PP-1 (Policies and Procedures for Consensus Development of American National Standards) and IAPMO PP-2 (Policies and Procedures for Development of National Standards of Canada).

The deadline to apply is July 26. Applications can be downloaded at:

Interested parties wishing to serve on the Z1119 TSC, contact IAPMO Standards at with a completed application, as well as a copy of your résumé by the July 26 deadline, or contact Kyle Thompson at 909-230-5534 with any questions.



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