Safe, responsible plumbing – always – is the vision of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), the voluntary, not-for-profit association of plumbing product manufacturers. Producing 90% of the United States’ plumbing products and representing more than 150 brands, PMI’s members are industry leaders in manufacturing safe, reliable and innovative water-efficient plumbing technologies, including toilets, urinals, faucets and showerheads.
PMI established this SafePlumbing.org website for two reasons: to provide valuable resources and insights to its members and to advocate for plumbing products and technologies meeting high safety and performance standards. This website also presents important information about critical industry issues and initiatives for members, allies, policymakers, regulators, journalists and the public.
Membership in PMI is open to manufacturers of plumbing products including potable water supply system components, fixture fittings, waste fixture fittings, fixtures, flushing devices, sanitary drainage system components, and plumbing appliances. Allied membership opportunities are also available to accredited certifiers, suppliers and vendors related to the plumbing industry.
PMI member products are manufactured at more than 80 locations in 25 states and are sold internationally in stores and online. PMI advocates for plumbing product performance and innovation contributing to water efficiency and savings, sustainability, public health and safety, consumer satisfaction, and a clean environment. PMI provides early warning notice on critical industry issues, serves as an educational forum for collecting and exchanging industry information, and works to enhance the plumbing manufacturing industry’s growth and expansion.
In addition, PMI serves as a coordinating and decision-making body for dealing with industry issues. PMI works closely with government agencies at all levels – federal, state and local – and is active in many industry arenas. PMI staff members sit on a variety of key industry committees, helping to develop and maintain codes and standards.