New Jersey Adopts 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey has officially adopted the 2021 edition of the National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) to serve as the plumbing code for the Garden State.

The Codes and Standards Division, part of the state Department of Community Affairs, adopted the NSPC with state-specific changes on Monday.

The 2021 NSPC provides the latest information on common materials, fixtures, appliances, and equipment used or installed in plumbing systems. The NSPC contains revisions that have been included to promote water efficiency, sustainability and resilience. This new edition is printed in the popular illustrated format, with commentary and illustrations clearly marked as additional information. Illustrations and accompanying notes make it an indispensable training tool.

Annex G, which aims to promote the efficient use of water in residential and non-residential buildings and has been updated with revised excerpts from 2017 Water and Sanitation Efficiency Standard (WE•Stand), can be used as a reference standard in accordance with Annex E. Also new in the 2021 edition, Annex L: Tiny Houses, which has been added to meet the requirements of a plumbing system safe and reliable for small permanent single-family houses (Part I) and for small house communities (Part II).

Public health and well-being

“IAPMO is honored that the State of New Jersey continues to be served by our National Standard Plumbing Code“, said IAPMO CEO Dave Viola. “The entire plumbing industry agrees, along with key New Jersey policy makers, that the NSPC truly represents the best interests of New Jersey residents. We look forward to continuing to provide code support services and developing educational services for code. »

Designed to ensure proper installation of plumbing systems, the NSPC provides local and state governments, code administrative bodies and industry with a modern code to protect public health, safety and welfare.

To keep the code current and viable with input from all interested parties, the NSPC committee, made up of licensed contractors, engineers, inspectors and manufacturers, reviews the code annually and updates it every three years.

The following organizations have also supported New Jersey’s adoption of the CNPS: Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Plumbing-Heating and Cooling Contractors Association, New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers, New Jersey State Association of Plumbing Inspectors, South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, United Association of Local 9 Plumbers and Pipefitters, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 24, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 322and the New Jersey Association of Pipe Trades.

First published in 1933, the NSPC is designed to ensure the proper installation of plumbing systems, providing local and state governments, code administration agencies and industry with a modern code to protect health and promote safety.


Many stakeholders shared their thoughts on New Jersey’s adoption of 2021 CNPS:

“The NSPC protecting the health and safety of New Jersey citizens for 45 years, and the 2021 edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in technology, materials and installation practices.

Mike Maloney — Business Manager of UA Local 9, Englishtown, New Jersey

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue working on the NSPCa code initiated by contractors, engineers and AHJs, which aims to ensure safe and efficient plumbing systems and to protect the health of the nation.

Charles White — Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, PHCC National Association

“The NSPC The committee is a strong group of people with extensive experience in the plumbing industry – experienced professionals, working to update and improve the code, including installers, fabricators and inspectors who verify compliance with the coded. It’s no wonder the NSPC is a comprehensive and innovative plumbing code model.

Kyle Thompson — Technical Director, Plumbing Manufacturers International

“The NSPC is an easy to read, understand and understand code. It’s a great tool for learning and teaching code. Most plumbers have learned this code and say it helps in all applications. »

Ronnie Barbarulo — Construction Manager, Wayne Township, New Jersey

“It is very rewarding to work with a knowledgeable group of industry professionals to write a sustainable plumbing code.”

Tom PolinoPlumbing and heating Tindall and Ranson

“The adoption of the 2021 law National Standard Plumbing Code protects the health and safety of New Jersey citizens by incorporating new materials, technologies, and design flexibility built into code, as well as water and energy saving technologies.

Stephen Rodzinak — Construction Manager, Township of Bridgewater, New Jersey

“I don’t know of a better plumbing code for the state of New Jersey. It is developed by a committee of plumbing engineers, inspectors, contractors and workers who are some of the most knowledgeable people in the plumbing industry. It is the fairest and most balanced code in terms of cost to the consumer and maintenance of consumer health and well-being.

Frank Maddalon — Owner, FR Maddalon Plumbing & Heating; President of NSPC Committee