Edmonton, ALTA — Albertans will be able to use PVC pipe in residential buildings containing one or two dwelling units and in row houses that don’t exceed three storeys in height.
According to the STANDATA, industry stakeholders wanted the option to use cellular PVC pipe for drain, waste, and venting applications during significant plastic drainage supply shortages due to the limited availability of base materials and in advance of proposed changes to the next version of the National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC).
A STANDATA refers to a province-wide variance, interpretation or information bulletin related to safety codes and standards, which is issued by the Public Safety Division of Municipal Affairs in Alberta.
This variance recognizes that the NPC will include cellular core PVC pipe and fittings that conform to ASTM F 3128-19 — “PVC Schedule 40 DWV Pipe with a Cellular Core,” for use with PVC and CPVC drain, waste, vent pipe and pipe fittings requirements.
The STANDATA was released in January 2023.