ASSE-American Society of Sanitary Engineering
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American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE)

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The American Society of Sanitary Engineering is a nonprofit organization that is comprised of individual and sustaining members who represent all disciplines of the Plumbing Industry.

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

  • Developing and maintaining consensus product performance and professional qualification standards whose sole purpose is to protect the health of the public.
  • Developing and maintaining active product seal control, and professional qualification credentialing, programs.
  • Providing interactive platforms on the local, state, national and international levels to receive, understand, solve and provide guidance regarding legislative, engineering, installation/workmanship and manufacturing challenges as they are related to enhancing the health and safety aspect of plumbing.
  • Promoting public awareness about the importance of safe and correct plumbing installations.

ASSE Standards deal primarily with plumbing and sanitation equipment performance, and specifically cover topics such as: pipe applied atmospheric type vacuum breakers, water pressure reducing valves for domestic water supply systems, household dishwashers, water hammer arresters, hand held showers, trap seal primer valves, dual check type backflow preventors, automatic flow controllers, fixed flow restrictors, laboratory faucet vacuum breakers, and plumbing requirements for drain air gaps domestic dishwashers.