Historic Vote Approves Use of PEX Plastic Pipe

The Building Standards Commission today unanimously adopted emergency regulations allowing the use of PEX Plastic Pipe on a statewide basis.

Secretary Bill Leonard, who also serves as BSC chairman, indicated his support for this historic vote that appears to bring to an end a legal and administrative battle that started in 1982.

Unlike previous votes on plastic pipe, this latest action ratified a legal settlement agreed to by the litigants, including the State Pipe Trades Council.

It is anticipated that the BSC staff will issue a formal notice later this week which details this action. We'll post more information as it becomes available.