Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association, Inc.

Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association, Inc.


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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been protecting the public’s health and safety for more than eighty years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world.


New opportunity: The City of Thunder Bay is currently recruiting for a Backflow Prevention Officer, closing date June 23rd, 2014.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The 2014 Annual Meeting and Education Seminar will be held from JUNE 22 to JUNE 24, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Peterborough. This represents a major change for OPIA not only for the time of year but for the shorter duration. The format will once again be all-inclusive and will include 3 nights accommodation, all meals, trade show and all seminars. Please note that if you require a room for Saturday night the reservation should be made by the OPIA. The Executive is looking forward to seeing you in June!


The York Simcoe Branch meeting dates for 2014 have now been posted. Check the link under Zone/Branch Info. Zone and Branches can post information for members on the OPIA Web Site. Please contact Stephen Gould, C.P.S.I.


The OPIA thanks the following for their generous support of the 2013 AMES: Bibby-Ste-Croix, Cast Iron Soil Pipe Association, J Plumbing Ltd (Barrie), Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario, Mechanical Contractors Association of London, Mechanical Contractors Association of Toronto, Modern Niagara (Ottawa), Ontario Concrete and Drain Contractors Association, OPIASO, South Central Branch OPIA, and York Simcoe OPIA Branch.

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), in conjunction with provincial/territorial plumbing inspectors has released a bulletin with information on the distribution and installation of uncertified plumbing products, including the current set of recognised marks. The bulletin may be accessed here

The World Plumbing Council in conjunction with the World Health Organisation has been working on a range of projects all of which have the aim of emphasisng the health aspects of the plumbing industry. One of the projects is a paper aimed at the WHO Network of Water Regulators. A link has been added to the left sidebar with the text of this paper, and updated versions will be placed there when they are received. It is intended that these papers form a Key Issues series, they will be collated and presented here when available.

Mechanical Business readers can now contact Rainier Blundel through the OPIA site for questions and comments on his articles. You can contact him by emailing Rainier Blundel.

Drawings for suds pressure zones and thermal expansion tanks have been added to the Resources page.

The Ontario Backflow Prevention Association's 10th Annual Conference and Workshop will be held in Concord on November 13th, 2013. For more information please contact the OBPA.


Highlights of the Spring issue of the Bulletin include the President's Message, Executive Update, AMES Information and Code Tech questions and answers.

Featured Sponsor - BestWay Backflow PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:10
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BestWay Backflow is our featured sponsor.

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor of the OPIA, please check out the forms in the Sponsor section of the site. If you are interested in advertising your business on this site or in the OPIA bulletin, please consult the Sponsor Advertisement form.
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Certified Plumbing Systems Inspector Certification PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 December 2008 11:30

The original Certification program of Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 Certificates which began in 1975 effectively ended on December 19th,1996 when Bill Pr67 received Royal Assent. As part of the implementation of the C.P.S.I. Certification program, two grandfathering clauses were established to recognize certificates issued under the original program.

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Tuesday, 30 December 2008 10:39

The Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association Inc. (OPIA) is a non profit organization dedicated to protecting the health and well being of the Province of Ontario through safe plumbing. Founded in 1920, our primary purpose is to promote the improvement of plumbing standards to insure protection of the environment, promote the advancement of knowledge concerning the safe installation of plumbing and to insure safe and adequate potable water systems in the Province of Ontario.

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