Associate Membership

The Plumbing Foundation also allows other entities and organizations that are not licensed plumbing firms but are otherwise heavily involved in the NYC plumbing industry to apply as Associate Members. We currently have Engineers, Manufacturers, Supply Houses, Utility Companies, National Trade Associations, and many other types of organizations as Associate Members. Click here for an associate membership application, subject to Board approval.

As an NYC licensed plumbing company, do you care about…

  • The City taking aggressive action against unlicensed firms and cover-up plumbers?
  • The City ensuring licensed firms follow all applicable codes?
  • City agencies creating unnecessary administrative burdens on licensed plumbing companies?
  • The industry providing educational seminars (City filing procedures, insurance costs, contract liability terms, technical training, Federal/State EEO requirements, etc.)?
  • Receiving real-time updates on changes in City laws, rules, and procedures?
  • The plumbing industry fostering a close relationship with important elected officials (Governor, Mayor, City Council Speaker, Chair of the Housing and Building committee, Chair of the Environmental Protection Committee, State Senate, State Assembly, etc.)?
  • The City adopting and enforcing important laws such as requiring backflow device installation and water tank inspections?
  • Prohibiting unsafe/unreliable materials and systems for use in NYC (e.g. plastic pipe, pro vent, pipe lining, flexible gas piping, etc.)?

Membership benefits include:

  • Subscription to the Pipecaster
  • Email distribution of bi-weekly Plumbing Foundation news E-blast
  • Immediate update on important changes in City and State legislation, as well as policies at DOB, DEP, and DOHMH
  • Membership meetings
  • Guest speakers
  • Exchange of information among colleagues to strengthen your business operations and procedures
  • Periodic educational seminars
  • Opportunity to be elected and serve on Foundation Board of Directors
  • Most importantly, membership will allow you to help develop the regulatory, legislative, and enforcement agenda of the Foundation.

Interested in Membership in our Gas Operator Qualification Program? Click here.