NAHB Urges Proven Standards for Plumbing Products
The NABH Board of Directors have approved a resolution supporting and encouraging objective and scientifically tested performance-based standards for the manufacture of plumbing products.
The resolution opposes any attempt by local, state or federal government to impose prescriptive content-based standards on the manufacture of plumbing products. The resolution was approved at the Spring Board of Directors meeting last month in Washington, D.C.
Such standards could have unknown consequences for the safety and reliability of plumbing products and would unnecessarily disrupt the product procurement process, limit consumer choices, increase costs and reduce the availability of plumbing products.
The resolution was sponsored by the Plumbing Manufacturing Institute — a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry, The supplier 100 of NAHB — and by the California Building Industry Association.
To read the resolution, click here. (This link available to NAHB members only.)