The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) announced today a promotional partnership with the EPA WaterSense program, distinguishing IAPMO as the first association of code officials to be accepted as WaterSense partners.

The WaterSense program offers consumers a simple way to make product purchasing choices that conserve water with no sacrifice to quality or performance. Certified WaterSense products will save consumers money through decreased water usage. IAPMO agrees that protecting and preserving the nation’s water supply is critical to the United States’ economic future and the health of its citizens.

“We are excited to partner with the U.S. EPA on its new WaterSense program,” said Pete DeMarco, IAPMO director of Special Programs. “IAPMO has a long history of facilitating the understanding, acceptance and installation of water-efficient technologies in plumbing code jurisdictions across the country. The EPA can rely on IAPMO to champion further developments in water efficiency in the arenas of testing and research, codes and standards and plumbing and mechanical code development.”