Plumbing or sanitation codes are a set of rules and regulations imposed by cities, counties or states.
A plumbing or sanitation code is a set of rules and regulations imposed by cities, counties or states.
Anyone doing work on
drinking supply water systems
sewer or toilet facilities systems
are responsible to make the work in a specific safe manner to avoid accidents and spread of disease.
Major codes used in the United States are
NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA)
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE (ICC) International Codes Council
STANDARD PLUMBING CODE Southern Building Code Congress international (SBCCI)
ONE AND TWO FAMILY DWELLING CODE Council of American Building Officials
NATIONAL STANDARD PLUMBING CODE Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors - National Association
ANSI A40, SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR PLUMBING
The codes are adopted and altered by the local authorities to fit local needs.
Throughout the world different countries and jurisdictions have their local or common (as within EU) set of codes for different type of work. For the engineer it is always necessary to check and adapt to the local regime.