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What does the International Plumbing Code cover?

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The International Plumbing Code covers the minimum requirements for the function and design of plumbing systems. It also creates the rules for accepting new plumbing technologies.

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Some of the specific sections the code include faucets and fixtures, water heaters, sanitary drainage, storm drainage and structural safety. Other sections include water supply and distribution and a plumbing permit fee schedule.

The International Code Council, which is located in Washington, D.C., updates the International Plumbing Code on a three-year cycle. It is the most commonly referred to code in the United States and several other countries. Implementation of the code helps improve public health and safety.

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