The Las Cruces, N.M., City Council has adopted the 2009 editions of International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO’s) complete collection of Uniform Codes — the Uniform Plumbing Code® (UPC), Uniform Mechanical Code® (UMC), Uniform Solar Energy Code® (USEC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code® (USPSHTC). Developed using ANSI-accredited three-year consensus code development processes, the Uniform Codes govern the installation and inspection of plumbing, mechanical, solar and swimming pool/spa systems.
Las Cruces, New Mexico’s second largest city, previously used the 2006 editions of the International Plumbing Code, International Fuel Gas Code, and International Mechanical Code, all of which will be replaced by the 2009 Uniform Codes effective on Jan. 1, 2013. As a result of the adoption Las Cruces now complies with state statute, which includes the UPC/UMC. Dona Ana County, where Las Cruces is located, also adopted the uniform code earlier this year.
IAPMO worked with Las Cruces Building & Development Services, the local New Mexico Construction Industry Division Bureau, and UA Local 412 on the code adoptions.