ONTARIO, CA —The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers, with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems and specific knowledge of water powered sump pumps—such as jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility representatives, as well as consumers and manufacturing experts and consumers—to participate on the IAPMO Z1119 Technical Subcommittee (TSC). The scope of IAPMO Z1119 covers water-powered sump pumps intended to provide emergency or backup groundwater or storm water removal from buildings in the event of power failure and specifies requirements for materials, physical characteristics, performance testing, and markings. Water-powered sump pumps covered by this standard are not intended for the removal of sanitary sewer water (sewage).
The Z1119 TSC members will be assisting the Plumbing Standards Committee (PSC) with the development of a new American National Standard (ANSI) and National Standard of Canada (NSC). The Z1119 TSC will operate in accordance with IAPMO’s accredited procedures for standards development: IAPMO PP-1 (Policies and Procedures for Consensus Development of American National Standards) and IAPMO PP-2 (Policies and Procedures for Development of National Standards of Canada).
For more than 30 years, IAPMO has developed plumbing product standards as American National Standards, initially as the Secretariat for the ANSI Z124 Technical Committee in 1984, and since 2005 independently under its own American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards development procedures. In 2018, IAPMO received accreditation through the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for development of National Standards of Canada, thus accepting the responsibility for development of CAN/IAPMO-designated standards.
The deadline to apply is July 26. Applications can be downloaded through the following URL:
Interested parties wishing to serve on the Z1119 TSC, please contact IAPMO Standards at [email protected] with a completed application as well as a copy of your résumé by the July 26 deadline, or you may contact Kyle Thompson at 909/230-5534 with any questions.