The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) convened the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand) Technical Committee (TC) meeting in early March to resolve public comments as an integral step in the procedure to develop WE•Stand as an American National Standard. When published later this year, WE•Stand will be the nation’s only American National Standard devoted entirely to plumbing and water efficiency. Click here for more details.
The Dispensing Equipment Alliance (DEA), comprised of the leading manufacturers in the dispensing equipment industry, has contributed new language to the 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) to provide a clear method of installing chemical dispensers. Volunteers from DEA member companies sitting on the DEA Code Committee reviewed the 2015 NSPC and recommended the additional language, citing the importance of protecting Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker backflow devices on faucets. Language was drafted and submitted to the NSPC requiring a new standard, IAPMO PS-104, that requires a pressure bleed device to be installed on the faucet, thus protecting the backflow device. Click here for details.
In March, more than 150 people attended the fourth annual IAPMO Indonesia Education Conference, an event that aims to promote the importance of good plumbing systems in improving the health and safety of Indonesian citizens, safeguarding the environment, and boosting the Indonesian economy. Read more here.
IAPMO is proud to announce that Neeta Sharma, Managing Director of IAPMO India, recently was honored at World CSR Day as one of the 50 Most Impactful Leaders (Global Listing) in Water & Water Management. Read the full press release here.
Cicau Village in Cikarang, Bekasi, West Java, will host this year’s international Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC), IAPMO Group CEO GP Russ Chaney announced at the opening of the fourth annual IAPMO Indonesia Education Conference in Jakarta. Indonesia becomes the third country to host the CPC, following India in 2015 and South Africa in 2016. Read more here.