The International Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Officials (IAPMO) has reported that the Phoenix City Council recently voted unanimously to adopt the 2006 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) as the base model plumbing code for the city of Phoenix, AZ.
After a lengthy review process and a recommendation for adoption from the city’s Development Advisory Board, the City Council met on April 11, 2007, and adopted the 2006 UPC without opposition. The new code is scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2007.
“We received unwavering support from key local industry professionals and council members who helped get the UPC adopted,” said Dwight Perkins, regional manager for IAPMO. “Many thanks are in order to each of our supporters,” he continued. “The city of Phoenix will now be protected by the safest and most effective plumbing code available.”
Adoption of the UPC in Phoenix-the largest jurisdiction in the state of Arizona-is significant since Arizona does not utilize a statewide plumbing code. “As the most influential city in Arizona, Phoenix stands to set a precedent for code adoption throughout the rest of the state,” Perkins said.