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The International Code Council (ICC) joins organizations worldwide in recognizing World Water Day by promoting initiatives that improve access to clean and plentiful water for all. This year’s theme is “Leaving no one behind,” a goal that the Code Council advances through its commitment to developing modern codes and standards that make water systems more efficient and sustainable and help ensure that clean, safe water is available in all homes and buildings.
Accessing clean water is still a challenge for many populations around the world. As of 2019:
The Code Council works to advance technologies to make water systems more efficient and helps to build a well-trained workforce of code officials and plumbing professionals to maintain these systems. The International Codes are a family of fifteen coordinated building codes developed by the Code Council and used throughout work that ensure safe plumbing systems in both residential and commercials buildings.
“On World Water Day and every day, the Code Council works to ensure that people around the globe have access to safe water,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “Our modern building, plumbing and green codes help guard clean water for future generations through proper construction, conservation and safe disposal.”
The Code Council underscores its commitment to promoting water safety and conservation in a variety of ways throughout the year, including:
Individuals can download the Code Council's water infographic, “Everyone Needs Water,” as a PDF or JPEG, and visit www.iccsafe.org/water for more information.
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