The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has a strong cooperative presence in the nation of India and partnered with the Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) to develop a Uniform Plumbing Code for the nation.
The registrar of companies of India approved the establishment of IAPMO Plumbing Codes and Standards India Private Limited, to be known as IAPMO-India. IAPMO and the IPA, both members of the World Plumbing Council (WPC), agreed upon a comprehensive plan to work together to establish a model code of plumbing installation and maintenance for all of India, the Uniform Plumbing Code – India. The IPA Code Committee worked with IAPMO staff in creating a document that recognized and utilized proven international concepts, always taking into consideration the proven plumbing practices within India.
IAPMO, the IPA and the Indian Institute of Plumbing (IIP) formed a partnership agreement to provide plumbing training and education throughout India. The agreement identifies three distinct target markets: existing and emerging Engineers; Plumbing Contractors, Construction Managers / Supervisors; Plumbing Systems Installers and Repairers. A joint committee of the organizations has been appointed and is already working on the curriculum for each of the three components of the project and development of the training and educational materials.