Given below, the details about plumbing system of an apartment.

Fundamentals of plumbing system in an apartment

Apartment buildings are sorted as either multi-story dwellings or multiple dwellings.

Multiple dwelling plumbing systems function like single-family home systems, apartment from the fact that the pipes are extended more to deliver water to each unit.

Since the water is delivered to a multiple dwelling apartment from the municipal supply, a system of pipes, faucets and valves are used so that water is provided where it’s required.


Hot and cold-water lines supply water at the faucets in kitchens and bathrooms. Water hookups are also arranged for dishwashers, disposers, ice makers and other appliances.

The drain-waste-vent (DWV) system brings wastewater out of each unit in the apartment building.

As all these pipes remain concealed in the walls, they are long lasting.