The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has extended the deadline calling for formal proposals toward the development of the 2017 Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand). Proposals will now be accepted until 8 p.m. EST on Jan. 29, 2016.

The proposal form, with instructions and background on IAPMO’s ANSI-accredited consensus process as well as the WE•Stand draft document, can be found at

All proposals recommending new text, revised text or the deletion of text must be written in legislative format and clearly state the reason behind the recommendation.

The standard, which will use as its basis the water and sanitation provisions within IAPMO’s 2015 Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement, draws upon IAPMO’s core competency and industry expertise in plumbing systems for the purpose of providing comprehensive requirements to optimize water use practices attributed to the built environment while maintaining protection of the public health, safety and welfare, the group noted.