The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has published a plumbing standard that helps prevent the waste of water.
Scarcity of water occurs both in developing and well-established nations, with 2.2 billion people around the world lacking safely managed drinking water and 785 million without basic drinking water. Small leaks are often overlooked, but combined these drops have a tremendous impact on the issue of wasted water. Standards that alert home and business owners to small leaks can contribute to a more sustainable future with less wasted water. ANSI/CAN/IAPMO Z1349-2021, Devices for Detection, Monitoring or Control of Plumbing Systems, published both as an American National Standard and a National Standard of Canada, supports the detection of wasted water in commercial and residential applications, covering devices for detection, monitoring, or control of water supply and distribution systems.
See IAPMO’s news release for more information.