IAPMO Renews Participation in US EPA MOU
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with US EPA to collaborate on improving the overall performance and management of decentralized wastewater treatment systems. IAPMO originally joined the 20-partner MOU in 2014.
Partners representing national organizations across the wastewater and sanitation industry, state and local governments, and federal agencies work together to achieve such goals as improving the performance of decentralized systems, increasing public awareness, providing homeowner outreach and education, especially by improving access to decentralized options for low-income or under-served households, via a strengthening of external partnerships. Click here to read the full release.
Revised ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 15000 Now Available
ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 15000-2020, Professional Qualifications Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase. With increased fire safety awareness and legislation requiring that the fire protection industry be in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 25, ASSE developed the Series 15000 in 2015 to establish minimum qualifications for the inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems and address a level of competency beyond the requirements of the NFPA 25 standard. Click here to read the full release.
IWSH Signs MOU with Plumbers Association of Zambia
The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Plumbers Association of Zambia (PAZA). The memorandum of understanding (MOU) centers on the Lusaka WASH Academy College (LWAC), the hub for PAZA activities and outreach across the region. LWAC has recently moved premises, relocating to a new site within the African Future College in Lusaka, and upgraded accreditations with the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority of Zambia (TEVETA). IWSH has provided a donation toward these registrations, plus the purchase of tools and resources for the upcoming academic year. Click here to read the full release.