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Issue Background

The ASSE International

A World Leading Expert and Advocate for Clean Water and Sanitation

ASSE International works on a wide range of policy issues impacting the plumbing industry. From cross-connection control and medical gas piping to thermostatic mixing valves and scald prevetion, ASSE International is one of the world's leading experts and advocates for keeping our communities water safe.

What is ASSE International?

ASSE International is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and product certification body comprised of members representing all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries.

ASSE's mission, in the spirit of its motto "Prevention Rather Than Cure," is to continually improve the performance, reliability and safety of plumbing and mechanical systems by:

  • Developing and maintaining consensus product and professional qualification standards to protect public health.
  • Developing and maintaining product listing and professional certification programs.
  • Providing interactive platforms on the local, state, national and international levels to receive, understand, solve and provide guidance regarding legislative, engineering, manufacturing and installation challenges as they realte to enhancing the health and safety aspect of plumbing.
  • Promoting public awareness about the importance of safe and correct plumbing installations.

Over 100 years of Experience

Founded in 1906, ASSE is one of the oldest plumbing organizations in the United States. Its professional membership develops and maintains product performance standards, professional qualifications standards, professional certification and product listing programs for the plumbing and mechanical industry.