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Vol. 10, No. 24, November 22, 2017

Please note: ASPE's office will be closed November 23–24 in observance of Thanksgiving.

What are you thankful for?
As the holiday season commences, ASPE would like to thank everyone in the plumbing community for your work toward ensuring safe and sustainable water resources for all. Your efforts and contributions are greatly appreciated, and we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend.

2018 CPD exam registration opens December 1
The Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) program offers the only international credential in the plumbing engineering field, and it provides formal recognition of outstanding professionals with advanced skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems. The 2018 exam will be held at online testing centers around the world on April 5 and 6, and registration opens a week from Friday at aspe.org/cpd.

Congratulations new CPDTs!
ASPE is pleased to announce that the following individuals earned their Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT) designation this year: Donovan Aguirre Rivas, CPDT, Joshua Bolton, CPDT, Shane Brant, CPDT, Mitchell Burnaugh, CPDT, Francisco Chaidez Leon, CPDT, Bill Cheek, CPDT, Jacob Cicero, CPDT, Jason Dodge, CPDT, Joseph  Greene, CPDT, Jason Haigh, CPDT, Nathan Heitzinger, PE, CPDT, Darren Horsfield, CPDT, Chris  Huisman, CPDT, Daniel Johnson, CPDT, Jasmine Kinard, CPDT, John Klapper, CPDT, Mark Koenig, CPDT, Rudy Luna Jr., EIT, CPDT, Christopher Macal, CPDT, Yolanda Mashni, EIT, CPDT, Brett McQueen, CPDT, Randall Merkel, CPDT, Sean Mooney, CPDT, Murtaza Naqvi, CPDT, Matthew Panzer, CPDT, Chad Peterson, CPDT, Lydia  Ramsey, CPDT, Camilo Rodriguez, CPDT, Joe Thottupuram, CPDT, Brittainy Tidwell, CPDT, Israel Villanueva, CPDT, and Jenny Whitlock, CPDT. To view the entire CPDT directory, go to aspe.org/content/cpdt-directory.

WOA is featured on PHCP PROS
In "WOA: We Are Inclusive, Not Exclusive," Sharon J. Rehana, Editorial Director at TMB Publishing, explores the genesis of the Women of ASPE and how the group works to provide programs that benefit both women and men in the industry. 

ASPE seeks volunteers to join our siphonic roof drainage standard working group
A working group is being convened to revise ASPE/ANSI 45: Siphonic Roof Drainage Systems, and ASPE seeks volunteers particularly from the following interest groups: engineers and users. To apply, please fill out the application here

Don't miss out on our CPD Review Class next week
If you are planning on taking the 2018 CPD exam, you need to attend our 1.5-day class being held on November 30 and December 1 at our headquarters near Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The registration fee includes a 30-question sample exam (a $75 value) and a copy of the CPD Review Manual (a $50 member value). You can register at aspe.org/cpdreviewclass.

Learn how to optimize PEX in your plumbing systems at our next webinar—FREE for ASPE members
On January 16 at 2 p.m. EST, Lance MacNevin, P.Eng., of the Plastics Pipe Institute will host a one-hour webinar based on PPI's "Design Guide: PEX Water Supply Plumbing Systems." Registration is open at aspe.org/DesigningPEX, and thanks to PPI, this webinar is free for ASPE members.

Sign up for our Basic Plumbing Design Workshop now
Being held January 25–26, this course at our headquarters near Chicago's O'Hare Airport will cover design strategies for storm drainage, natural gas, domestic cold and hot water, and sanitary sewer systems. You will earn 1.2 CEUs or 12 PDHs for attending, and registration is open at aspe.org/BasicsWorkshop.

Information on plumbing engineering/design courses is needed
ASPE is compiling a list of non-ASPE sponsored courses in plumbing system design offered by universities, colleges, community colleges, organizations, and companies (possibly as part of an associate's degree in HVAC or a continuing education program). If you know of any courses in your local area, please send the information to Donna Novickas at dnovickas@aspe.org

Members: the fourth-quarter Board Reports are now available
At aspe.org/BODnewsletter (member login required) you can find out what ASPE's Board of Directors has been doing since the July Board meeting, including region updates and reminisces from the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium.

Check out the latest Education Committee newsletter
In this edition, members reminisce about their experiences at the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium, and information on upcoming educational opportunities is also included. You can find it at aspe.org/EducationalProgramsTools

First U.S. Government Global Water Strategy is released
The goals include increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation, improving water management, protecting watersheds, and preventing conflict over water resources. More>>

Legionnaires' disease strikes The Happiest Place on Earth
Although the source was traced to two cooling towers at Disneyland, new cases in Orange County cannot be definitively linked to the theme park. More>>

New Jersey becomes the first state to set binding limits for perfluorinated compounds in drinking water
The adoption of formal maximum contaminant levels will require water companies and utilities to routinely monitor their water and take corrective actions if levels are detected above those set. More>>

Pipe industries fight to control water infrastructure spending
An article in The New York Times explores how the plastics and iron industries are lobbying local governments to secure a share of the billions of dollars proposed to upgrade the country's infrastructure. More>>

Public water withdrawals continue to decline even as the population increases
According to Public Supply and Domestic Water Use in the United States, 2015 by the USGS, public withdrawals in 2015 were 7 percent lower than in 2010, and per capita use in 2015 was 11.5 percent lower than in 2010.


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Comments are sought on the second draft of a new standard for efficient water use
ASHRAE/ASPE/AWWA Standard 191P: Standard for the Efficient Use of Water in Building Mechanical Systems provides baseline requirements for the design of mechanical systems that minimize the volume of water required to operate HVAC systems. Comments will be accepted through November 27. More>>

Illustrated guides to changes in the 2018 I-Codes are released
The new editions of the Significant Changes to the International Codes discuss critical changes and offer insight for construction professionals preparing to use the 2018 I-Codes.

Watts offers a free e-book on backflow prevention for water professionals
The e-book covers the different types of backflow risks and how they can affect buildings, the main causes of backflow, and the correct backflow solutions for different applications. It can be downloaded at no charge at Watts.com/backflowbasics.

Lifetime movie covers the Flint water crisis
Flint, which is free to view at mylifetime.com/movies/flint/full-movie until November 28, depicts the events in Flint from the perspective of advocates and the affected families.

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