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Contech’s UrbanGreen® Rainwater Harvesting Tank Receives Uniform Plumbing Code Certification
October 03, 2016

West Chester, OH (October 3, 2016) – West Chester-based Contech Engineered Solutions announced today that the UrbanGreen Steel Reinforced Polyethylene Rainwater Harvesting Tank has been certified to be in compliance with the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) by The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Research and Testing. Designated as an American National Standard, the UPC is a model code developed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to govern the installation and inspection of plumbing systems as a means of promoting the public's health, safety and welfare.

IAPMO Research and Testing, Inc. is a product certification body which tests and inspects samples taken from the supplier's stock or from the market or a combination of both to verify compliance to the requirements of applicable codes and standards. This activity is coupled with periodic surveillance of the supplier's factory and warehouses as well as the assessment of the supplier's Quality Assurance System.

“Engineers can now write specifications for rainwater harvesting tanks based on a nationally recognized standard that address issues such as structural design, leakage, and repeatable manufacturing processes,” said Michael Hunter, Vice President of Stormwater Product Management. Contech is only one of two companies that have received IAPMO/UPC certification for rainwater harvesting tanks. Additional information on Contech’s UrbanGreen Rainwater Harvesting Systems can be found at

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About Contech Engineered Solutions LLC As a leading provider of site solution products and services for the civil engineering industry in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Contech portfolio offering includes bridges, drainage, erosion control, retaining walls, sanitary sewer, and stormwater products. To contact one of Contech's 50 offices or 300 sales and product professionals, visit or telephone 800-338-1122.


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