The Minnesota Board of Plumbing’s Ad Hoc Rulemaking Committee is in the final stages of review changes to the state’s plumbing code. Among the changes suggested is making the dishwasher air gap option for homes, with an added option of allowing the discharge line to be ran as high as possible under the cabinet.
At the Committee’s Jan. 14 meeting, the committee recommended making this change. In December BATC-Housing First Minnesota submitted a proposal to the Committee to remove the air gap requirement.
The move to add an alternative to the dishwasher air gap is
still only a proposal and meetings of the Ad Hoc Rulemaking Committee are
scheduled to continue through April 2019, with the first draft of Minnesota’s
new plumbing code available later this year.
Nicholas Erickson, director of research and regulatory affairs, serves as Housing First Minnesota's point of contact for the housing industry's regulatory agencies and local government entities. He also leads the Housing Affordability Institute's research programs. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nserickson