Plumbing Code Battle in Maryland
Feb. 24, 2016
The Maryland state Legislature is again considering and holding hearings on unifying Maryland with a single statewide plumbing code: maintaining the Maryland Board of Plumbing’s recommended National Standard Plumbing Code or changing to the International Plumbing Code.
At a Maryland Senate committee hearing Thursday Feb. 25, both sides presented their case. Panels of plumbing experts provided testimony to the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee and answered questions from Maryland state Senators.
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) supports the National Standard Plumbing Code and presented a letter urging support of the chapter’s efforts on proposed plumbing code legislation to make the NSPC the statewide plumbing standard.
The debate will continue in the Senate and will begin in the Maryland House of Delegates in mid-March. Stay tuned as PHCC—National continues to monitor and report on activity on this issue.