Our Work

Protecting the public’s health and ensuring safe codes for all New Yorkers, at state and city levels.

Established in 1986, the Plumbing Foundation City of New York, Inc. is a nonprofit association of licensed contracting firms, engineering associations, manufacturers and suppliers whose mission is to ensure the public health through the enactment and enforcement of safe plumbing codes. In connection with that mission we regularly meet with legislative and regulatory bodies that pass laws and promulgate regulations affecting the plumbing industry. We also work with various New York City agencies in our efforts to reduce unneeded bureaucratic steps and paperwork that increase costs to the consumer with no public health benefit. The Plumbing Foundation maintains close working relationships with key City agencies and groups including the Department of Buildings, Department of Environmental Protection, Health Department, Fire Department, and Master Plumber/Fire Suppression Contractor License Board.
Advocacy NYC


We work to influence legislation and policy to ensure the enactment and enforcement of safe plumbing codes and rules.


We provide educational courses and resources for licensed plumbers, such as license renewal and operator qualification, as well as hold seminars for the general public.

The Pipecaster

Our Quarterly Newsletter provides important updates and information for the NYC plumbing and real estate industries.