ANSI/CAN/IAPMO Z1349-2021 Published
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has published ANSI/CAN/IAPMO Z1349-2021 (Devices for Detection, Monitoring or Control of Plumbing Systems) as both an American National Standard and National Standard of Canada. Formerly known as IGC 115 and IGC 349, ANSI/CAN/IAPMO Z1349 covers devices for detection, monitoring or control of water supply and distribution systems for commercial and residential applications and specifies requirements for materials, performance testing, environmental limitations, installation and markings. For the full release, click here.
IWSH, Uponor North America Announce Partnership
In recognition of World Plumbing Day, The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Uponor North America that will help address critical water and sanitation inequities in the United States. Today, more than 2 million Americans live without running water and basic indoor plumbing, and many more without access to safe sanitation. Recent studies have highlighted the fact that historically marginalized communities face the greatest challenges across the United States.
Families on the Navajo Nation drive for hours to haul barrels of water to meet their basic needs. In the Central Valley of California, residents fill bottles at public taps because their water at home is not safe to drink. In West Virginia, people drink from polluted streams. In Alabama, parents warn their children not to play outside because their yards are flooded with sewage. These issues have only been compounded by the current public health crisis and are an important reminder of the role proper hygiene plays in stopping the spread of diseases. Read the full release here.
IWSH, RPO to Collaborate for Enhanced WASH Services in Rwanda
The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) and the Rwanda Plumbers Organization (RPO) today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will provide a framework for collaboration between the two parties. The signing of the two-year MOU is timed to coincide with World Plumbing Day 2021, an occasion that recognizes the vital impact the plumbing industry has on public health, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity across the globe. Click here to read the full release.
IWSH, UA Local 68 to Launch ‘Safer Water for Nome’ Pilot Project
The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) is excited to announce it will partner with UA Plumbers Local Union 68 in Houston this month to highlight and address water-quality issues in the city of Nome, Texas. The issues, which were aggravated by recent winter storm conditions, originated with damage to the city’s water treatment plant during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. This timely pilot project is inspired by a recent student leadership initiative at nearby Hardin-Jefferson High School that sought to identify local water-quality issues and potential community actions that could address them. Read the full release here.