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The plumbing discipline establishes and interprets the codes, standards and respective regulations under the Safety Codes Act.

Municipal Affairs works with the Safety Codes Council to develop and provide information to the plumbing industry.

Plumbing code

The plumbing discipline code currently in force is:

  • National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015: Declared in force on January 1, 2017

Past code

  • National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010 – In force from September 7, 2012 to December 31, 2016
  • National Plumbing Code of Canada 2005 – In force from September 2, 2007 to September 6, 2012
  • National Plumbing Code of Canada 1995 – In force from November 1, 1997 to September 1, 2007

Purchase code

Purchase a copy of the National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 from the National Research Council.


Advisories related to plumbing codes.

Forms and reports


Receive bulletins by email for interpretations, clarifications, recommended practices or province wide variances on codes and standards matters related to the Safety Codes Act.

Certified contractors

Contractors may require a Restricted Certificate of Competency “R” for sewer and water services in Alberta.

Contractors who hold a Private Sewage Certificate “PS” or a Restricted Private Sewage Certificate “RPS” are also qualified to install sewer and water services in Alberta.


Connect with Municipal Affairs:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1010 (within Canada and the United States)
Toll free: 1-866-421-6929 (within Canada)
Email: [email protected]

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