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Vol. 11, No. 12, June 7, 2018 
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The Women of ASPE announce the 2018 WOA Leadership Forum program
The Women of ASPE (WOA) have released the schedule for the 2018 WOA Leadership Forum being held September 28 at the Hilton Atlanta. During this full-day event sponsored by Delta Faucet, business experts will lead discussions on how to maintain successful career growth in today's ever-changing construction industry. The expert speakers and presentations will include:

  • Jason Gonzalez: Keynote Address
  • Cyndi Wentland: Fostering Generational Diversity
  • Judaline Cassidy: Mentorship Is Access to Success!
  • Paul Lorentz, LEED AP: Bucking the Professional Binary: A Man Doing "Woman's Work" in a "Man's World"
  • Candy Barone, CMCP, MBA, BSME: Say YES to Biz: Strategies to Destroy the N.O.I.S.E.
  • Sarah Balz, PE, CPD, LEED AP: The Women of ASPE

The WOA Leadership Forum is being held in conjunction with the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo, and if you register for both the WOA Leadership Forum and the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo, you will receive 25% off the Forum registration fee. The deadline to register for the Forum is August 28, and registration is available at expo.aspe.org.

FREE webinar for ASPE members is being held July 18
"CPVC Piping Systems for Potable Water Distribution," sponsored by IPEX AquaRise, will provide a comprehensive overview of specifying CPVC pipe, including codes and standards, pressure capabilities, thermal properties, pipe sizing, chlorine resistance, plenum-rating requirements, and joining methods. This one-hour webinar provides 0.1 CEU, and registration is now open at aspe.org/cpvcwebinar.

ASPE partners with Convention News Television
We are excited to announce a new partnership with CNTV, a media marketing company that creates TV news-style broadcasts to promote meetings worldwide. In addition to developing pre-show promos, CNTV will be on-site during the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo, interviewing attendees and exhibitors and producing videos under the "ASPE Live" brand. Stay tuned to future issues of ASPE Pipeline and our social media outlets to view our videos.

RWC joins ASPE's Affiliate Sponsor Program
Reliance Worldwide Corp. is the world's largest manufacturer of push-to-connect plumbing fittings and specialist water control valves.
Their Affiliate Sponsorship includes the brands Cash Acme and SharkBite, as well as Holdrite, which has been an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor for several years. For more information on our Affiliate Sponsors, visit aspe.org/affiliates. To join the program, contact Director of Affiliate Relations, Brian Henry, at bhenry@aspe.org or 847-296-0002 x235.

Asahi-America is approved as an ASPE CEU Provider
This manufacturer and distributor of thermoplastic fluid flow solutions can now offer ASPE CEUs for its courses on specifying plastic piping systems and products. These CEUs can be used for CPD and CPDT recertification. You can find the course list and contact information for Asahi-America and all of our approved providers at aspe.org/CEUProvidersList

Check out these upcoming Chapter events
ASPE's San Francisco Chapter is touring the San Francisco Zoo on June 13, the Philadelphia Chapter is touring the ThermOmegaTech factory on June 14, and the Pittsburgh Chapter and the Evansville Chapter are holding golf outings on June 15 and 19 respectively. To learn more about these and other local events, go to aspe.org/ChapterEvents.

Increases in residential water prices slowed last year
The average price of residential drinking water for a family of four using 100 gallons per person per day rose only 3.3 percent last year, the smallest increase since the "Price of Water" survey started in 2010, according to Circle of Blue.

IAPMO seeks volunteers to help develop an international water-efficient products standard
The scope of the standard being developed by the new U.S. Technical Advisory Group will include the establishment of water-efficiency flow rates and consumption values along with key performance test requirements for plumbing products and appliances. More>>

WQA provides guidance on obtaining safe drinking water during floods
The resources include a new video that explains five ways to ensure quality drinking water during flooding or when power outages affect filtration systems. More>>

Free webinar on outdoor water use and green infrastructure is being held June 26
This webinar presented by EPA's WaterSense and the Alliance for Water Efficiency will discuss improving stormwater management by using low-impact development and green infrastructure. More>>

PMI's June Ripple Effect newsletter discusses the recent NSF Legionella conference
It also includes articles on irrigation water-conservation techniques, understanding plumbing product labels and markings, and the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo. You can read it here.

ARCSA introduces its new executive director
Jeff Falcusan has 17 years of experience working with membership associations and most recently served as the Chief Program Officer for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. He can be reached at jeff.falcusan@arcsa.org or 480-289-5766.

New association is launched to fight fatbergs
The Grease Contractors Association is a collaboration of seven operators in the grease trap maintenance sector that have pooled industry knowledge to create a code of practice for the sizing, installation, and maintenance of grease traps.

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