| SACRAMENTO, CA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) The California Building Standards Commission has granted continued approval of the use of CPVC plumbing systems in the State on a limited basis.
The action is a follow up to the emergency approval granted by the state in November 2000, and allows an alternative to metallic
plumbing systems in corrosive water and soil found throughout California.
Maria Contreras-Sweet, Secretary for Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, said, “The approval of CPVC pipe allows
homebuilders and existing homeowners a permanent solution for dealing with corrosive water and soil conditions that cause the
premature failure of metallic pipe in plumbing systems.''
According to Mike Vaughn, FlowGuard Gold® Business Manager, BFGoodrich, “This decision was a collaboration of efforts led by
Governor Gray Davis and the Business, Transportation & Housing Agency. CPVC plumbing systems are very effective for a wide range
CPVC plumbing systems have over 40 years of proven performance in residential applications. The pipe is part of a rigid CPVC
plumbing system that offers corrosion resistance for homes, condominiums, buildings, apartments and hotels in California where
corrosive water and soil conditions have led to pitting, scaling and breakdowns in other piping materials, causing leaks, water
damage to homes, buildings and furnishings, and water contamination.
Unlike CPVC plumbing systems, metal plumbing will begin to break down in corrosive water conditions. In addition, metal pipe
cannot resist certain soil conditions and can begin to degrade, while CPVC maintains its properties. FlowGuard Gold® CPVC
plumbing systems exceed ANSI/NSF Standard 61 for water quality with no pH level restrictions as found in copper pipe.
FlowGuard Gold plumbing systems are also less expensive to install than metal systems. CPVC piping is quickly and easily installed
by experienced professional plumbers, reducing overall labor costs. The CPVC plumbing system includes pipes, valves, joining
cement, caulks, sealants and tools.
In addition to the California Plumbing Code approval, CPVC plumbing systems meet all model code approvals, including the
International Plumbing Code, International Residential Code, BOCA National Plumbing Code, Standard Plumbing Code, Uniform
Plumbing Code, CABO 1- and 2- Family Dwelling Code, and Canadian Plumbing Code.
This eUpdate posting by: Steve Joyce