IAPMO published the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and the 2021 Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) in March. The codes were improved with safety provisions for the protection from legionellosis, safe installation of alkaline water treatment devices, and protecting homes with the inclusion of requirements for leak detection, just to list a few.
The list identifies those professions deemed essential to continued critical infrastructure viability and advises such workers to continue normal operations, appropriately modified to account for Centers for Disease Control (CDC) workforce and customer protection guidance.
It is likely that the COVID-19 coronavirus can be spread through building sanitary drainage systems; as long as the pandemic is still active, it should be assumed by anyone working on a sanitary drainage system that the virus is present.
The initiative's purpose is to demonstrate how various Sustainable Development Goals and targets have been considered and/or implemented across a range of contemporary initiatives spanning civil society, professional, and education projects.