Navajo Water Project
The Navajo Water Project, an initiative of the non-profit organization DigDeep that was among the 2018 recipients of the US Water Prize, will be the focus of IWSH’s 2018 international Community Plumbing Challenge from October 22 to 26. The initiative’s goal is to help ensure that every American has clean, running water forever. The Navajo Water Project is hosted by the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School in Thoreau, a small town in northwestern New Mexico. Read full details here.
NSPC Changes Requested
In order to facilitate the development of an updated National Standard Plumbing Code–Illustrated (NSPC), the IAPMO NSPC Committee is requesting proposed changes to the 2018 NSPC. All proposed changes are due by March 1, 2019. If approved, these changes will appear in the 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code–Illustrated. For full details, click here.
PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia, in partnership with Indonesian plumbing association APPIN, recently held an event to increase awareness of the importance of good sanitation and plumbing systems, especially for buildings with large capacities that are used by the general public such as hotels, malls, airports and restaurants. IAPMO also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing for the inspection of the health aspects of buildings and residential housing in relation to the issuance of building occupancy permits. Additionally, IAPMO Man was introduced as IAPMO’s mascot at the beginning of the event. APPIN, an association with members comprising companies in the plumbing industry, was inaugurated during the event. Read more here.
China lab meets certification requirements
IAPMO announced that the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has determined the China IAPMO R&T Lab meets the requirements of international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005, demonstrating technical competence in the field of testing. For full details, click here.