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Whoops: Initially looking to nix sprinkler law, mayor casts wrong vote

By Fred Durso, Jr. A requirement to sprinkler new homes in La Vergne, Tennessee, took effect last year. Since then, the town appointed a new mayor, Dennis Waldron, who recently voiced his opposition to the requirement. According to a news story by a local ABC affiliate, Waldron cites freezing and flooding concerns, which NFPA has countered, while stating that this law will stunt housing growth in his community. The NFPA report, “Comparative Analysis of Housing Cost and Supply Impacts of Sprinkler Ordinances at the Community Level”, proves that sprinkler requirements do not have detrimental effects on housing supply and costs. This month, a new…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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