On December 1, 2006, an important MOU was signed by the Indian Institute of Plumbing (IIP) and College of Engineering Pune (COEP), to conceptualize and build a unique Plumbing Lab. IPA fully endorsed it as it would advance the cause of research and innovation. COEP offered 2000 Sq. feet of prime space with 9 m height, within its campus to establish the Lab.
The Plumbing Lab was installed and inaugurated on 14th February, 2008 at COEP, by Mr. George Bliss Ill, Chairman of World Plumbing Council (WPC) in the distinguished presence of Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe (Director, COEP), Mr. S G Deolalikar (Chairman Emeritus IPA), Mr. Subhash Deshpande (Chairman IPA Pune Chapter) and Mr. Sudhakaran Nair (President, IPA). Many top officials from WPC, IAPMO, IIP, IPA, COEP and other local associations also graced the occasion.