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International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
4755 E. Philadelphia Street
Ontario, CA 91761
Phone: 909-472-4100

IAPMO is the only Plumbing and Mechanical Code writing organization recognized worldwide for codes that are developed by the industry for the industry. IAPMO is a non-profit membership-based organization specializing since 1926 in the development of codes that govern the Plumbing and Mechanical Industry.


Plumbing Manufacturers International
1921 Rohlwing Rd. Unit G
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: 847-481-5500

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is a trade association of plumbing products manufacturers. Its member companies produce most of the nation’s plumbing products. The association functions as a sounding board for its members, a source for industry and market information, and as a coordinating and decision-making body for dealing with industry issues. It is active in many arenas as it helps develop and maintain standards and codes, and works closely with government agencies at all levels – federal, state and local.


Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturers Association
PO Box 44071
Indianapolis, IN 46244
Phone: 317-636-0278

Formed in 1956, the Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturers Association is a North American trade organization representing a majority of the manufacturers of sump, effluent & sewage pumps, together with component and accessory suppliers. Its mission is to represent the industry in a manner consistent with the highest standards of business practice and its obligations under law and regulation, by educating the industry, general public, and legislative and regulatory groups, in the proper application, use, installation, and maintenance of the products and services offered by its members.


The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-524-8800

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment within the global industry. AHRI’s 315 member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world, and account for more than 90 percent of HVACR and water heating residential and commercial equipment manufactured and sold in North America.


The Alliance for Water Efficiency
33 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2275
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 773-360-5100

The Alliance for Water Efficiency is a stakeholder-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. The Alliance serves as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts.

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