Performance-Based Standards for Plumbing Products

Construction and Codes

Resolved that NAHB support and encourage objective and scientifically tested performance-based standards for the manufacture of plumbing products;

Further resolved that NAHB urge the U.S. Congress, state legislatures and local governments to oppose mandates imposing prescriptive content standards for plumbing products that could have unknown consequences for the safety and reliability of plumbing products and would unnecessarily disrupt the product procurement process, limit consumer choices, increase costs and reduce the availability of plumbing products;

and Further resolved that NAHB work with federal, state and local code and consensus standards bodies to promote performance-based standards for evaluating plumbing products.

Resolution originally adopted: 2007.6, Resolution No. 2

Committee with primary jurisdiction:

  • Construction, Codes & Standards Committee
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