On this page, you can find links to external industry sites and miscellaneous resources.

LU 12 – Plumbing Industry Resources

Plumbers 911
Boston-area plumbing services 1-click away.

Plumbers and Gasfitters – Local Union #12
Local 12 represents all union plumbers in the Greater Boston area. They recruit, train and provide the most highly qualified workforce in the region.

Local 12 Training Center
The Training Center operates the LU 12 Joint Apprenticeship Program, training the next generation of plumbers, as well as continuing education for journey-level workers.

Trade Associations

MCAA – Mechanical Contractors Association of America
A premier, international trade association representing contractors in the piping trades by offering various resources, networking opportunities, conventions and research.

NEMCA – New England Mechanical Contractors Association
NEMCA is the local affiliate of the MCAA. NEMCA represents contractors that employ workers in the jurisdiction of the following locals: LU 537 in greater Boston; LU 4 in central MA; 51, in Rhode Island/SE MA; LU 104 in W. MA and S. Vermont; LU131 in New Hampshire; LU 693 in Vermont; LU 716 in Maine.

PHCC – Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors- National Association
The National PHCC offers a number of educational resources aimed at both union and non-union contractors.

UAC – Union-Affiliated Contractors of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors
UAC is the Union branch of the PHCC National Association, offering a number of conferences every year with a laser focus on the union-plumbing industry.

PHCC of MA – Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Massachusetts
The MA Chapter of PHCC represents the plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors in MA. PHCC-MA offers a number of educational resources aimed at both union and non-union contractors.

Massachusetts Building Congress
The MA Building Congress hosts monthly meetings to discuss some of the most relevant and pressing topics or projects affecting the Boston Construction industry.

Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts
The Local Trade Association representing General Contractors in MA.

Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts
The Associated Subs of MA are a highly influential political group representing various subcontractors across the state.

IAPMO – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials – National Office
IAPMO creates plumbing code of the highest quality, and educates the plumbing industry on best practices to ensure a safe industry.

The Plumbing Museum
Since 1979, The Plumbing Museum in Watertown, MA has attracted plumbers, tradesmen, and curious visitors from all walks of life. The museum offers a unique, trade-specific take on American history.

Government Resources

MA Board of Examiners of Plumbers & Gas Fitters
The State Plumbing Board is the regulatory authority on the plumbing industry in MA. The MA Plumbing Board meets the first Wednesday of every month.

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Government Agency focused on Environmental Protection.

Boston Water & Sewer Commission
The City’s Agency manages the systems that provide drinking water and sewer services to Bostonians.

Mass. Water Resources Authority
MWRA provides wholesale water and sewer services to 3.1 million people.