CPDs: the next recertification deadline is April 30, 2018
If you aren't sure if your recertification is due this year, go to our CPD directory, which lists all CPDs with their CPD number, exam date, and recertification date. Do you need a few more CEUs to fulfill the requirements? Check out our Read, Learn, Earn program or view an archived webinar. To find out how many ASPE CEUs you've earned in the last two years, visit our CEU Center.
Beat the winter blues by attending an ASPE networking event
Spring is still a few weeks away, but until then you can get out of the cold and cheer up at one of our local Chapter events. For instance, Ohio Chapter AYPs are hosting a lunch seminar in Columbus on February 22, ASPE's San Diego Chapter is holding a tradeshow on February 27, and Pittsburgh Chapter AYPs are hosting a tour and dinner at the Penn Brewery on March 1. You can learn more about these and other local Chapter events at aspe.org/ChapterEvents. To let us know what your Chapter is planning, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researchers connect Legionnaires' outbreak with Flint water crisis
Scientists have confirmed that the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Flint, Michigan, was caused by low chlorine levels in the municipal water system, which occurred when the city began drawing its water from the Flint River in 2014. More>>
Worldwide, almost one in three women and girls do not have access to a toilet
Although decent sanitation still lacks for 2.3 billion people, prohibiting them from getting an education or supporting their families, simple measures can significantly help females reach their potential and retain dignity, according to "Out of Order: The State of the World's Toilets 2017."
New rule streamlines reclaimed water projects in Washington
The rule creates statewide standards and makes a clear and predictable permitting process for reclaimed water projects, while protecting public health and water quality. It goes into effect on February 23. More>>
2018 UPC and UMC are now available
Significant changes to the Uniform Plumbing Code include new provisions for sound transmission, engineered storm drainage systems, and trap seal primers for potable water supplies, as well as new pressure testing for hot and cold water supply systems, among other revisions. More>>
PMI publishes a new Legionella fact sheet
"Just the Facts: Legionella and Water Supply Systems" is a new Plumbing Manufacturers International resource for those who have questions about the threats posed by this waterborne pathogen. Produced by PMI with the assistance of Legionella experts, this publication is available from the PMI website and as a download.
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ASHRAE launches a redesigned website
The website features a new search function powered by Amazon Elasticsearch Service and mega-menus for easy navigation. More>>
USGBC announces the Top 10 states for LEED
Massachusetts retained its top position for the second year in a row with 130 LEED certifications representing 4.48 square feet of LEED-certified space per resident. More>>
Free webinar on state-level laws pertaining to water efficiency is being held March 21
This webinar by AWE will cover national trends and observations, state-specific highlights, and perspectives from a state-level official. More>>
CIPH President is appointed to the NAW Board of Directors
Ralph Suppa, CAE, is the first Canadian to be appointed to the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors Board as the Chairman-Elect of the NAW Association Executives Council. More>>