Organizations Partner on Access to Plumbing Codes

Washington, DC — Key standards for plumbing products are now available online, under the terms of a new agreement between the International Code Council and NSF International, the two organizations announced.

The organizations said last month that they are providing electronic access to 18 NSF/ANSI standards referenced in the International Plumbing Code (IPC), International Residential Code (IRC) and the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).

The International Code Council is a membership association that develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes. NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit organization that certifies products and writes standards for consumer goods.

“The agreement between ICC and NSF underscores our commitment to public health and safety,” said International Code Council CEO Rick Weiland. “This is the beginning of a collaborative effort between both organizations to support the plumbing and HVAC industries.”

Together, the IPC, IRC and UPC will be served by a total of 18 NSF/ANSI referenced standards. The standards can be purchased individually or as a complete set in PDF format from the International Code Council’s electronic code website, The complete set is also available as a CD-ROM.