Significant changes to the 2018 International Plumbing Code
The 2018 Significant Changes guides are available for the International Building, Residential, Fire, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes. This valuable series can help any code user save time by zeroing in on the most critical changes in the 2018 International Codes (I-Codes). The Code Council’s technical experts provide summaries, analysis and graphics for these changes making them clear and easy to understand.
2018 International Plumbing Code
A modification to Section 602.3.1 (Standard for Water Well Construction) states that where local regulations for the construction of water wells do not exist or are lacking in details, the code requires well construction to comply with Standard NGWA-01.
In some areas, the construction of an individual water supply such as a well, is either not regulated or is minimally regulated. The standard NGWA-01 provides the necessary requirements to address all of the pertinent details that should be considered when constructing a well to ensure safe construction. The addition of the standard to the code is not intended to override any state or local laws regarding the construction of individual water supplies. The standard is to be applied to fill in and improve any regulations that are already in place.
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