Vol. 5, No. 13, June 28, 2012
Discover the newest plumbing innovations at the 2012 ASPE Convention & Exposition
The industry’s top manufacturers will be showcasing their latest products and technologies October 29–30 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 2012 ASPE Convention & Exposition. At the 350+ interactive exhibits you’ll get hands-on experience with the newest plumbing design technologies, and product engineers will be on-site to answer all of your questions about the products you will be specifying next year. Best of all, entrance to the exhibit hall only is free! Registration is open online now at aspe.org/expo.
Join ASPE and WQA at our July webinar
“Deliver Safer Water: Commercial Final Barrier,” on July 25 at 2 p.m. EDT will introduce participants to this new approach to water treatment that removes contaminants missed or introduced by central treatment options. Register today to learn about these innovative point-of-use strategies.
ASPE members: Don’t miss your chance to run for the 2012–2014 board of directors
If you want to help the Society grow and prosper by running for one of the 12 national officer positions, you must submit the application package by June 30. The committee will begin scheduling interviews with qualified candidates next month.
Online plumbing systems design course starting this fall
Offered by UCLA Extension and ASPE and taught by long-time instructor Haig Demergian, PE, CPD, FASPE, this code and engineering fundamentals course is ideal for beginners or those wanting a refresher. See the current flyer for more information. Registration opens July 31.
ASPE wishes our members and friends a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday
The ASPE office will be closed from noon on July 3 until 8:30 a.m. on July 5.
Former Western Michigan Chapter officer passes away
Paul Sisovsky, an ASPE member since 1993, passed away June 16 at home surrounded by his family. Paul served in various chapter officer roles and earned his CPD designation in 1998. More>>
Chapter officers: Need some new ASPE gear?
At ASPE’s new apparel store you can find hundreds of different options in shirts, outerwear, and bags to restock your chapter’s closet. You’re sure to find something for everyone!
Looking for something to do this summer?
Check out our list of local ASPE chapter events, updated weekly, to find out what’s going on in your area.
U.S. Water Partnership launched
At the UN Conference on Sustainable Development on June 20, 41 private and public organizations—including IAPMO—announced that they are dedicating more than $5 million dollars to address key water challenges around the world through the newly formed U.S. Water Partnership. More>>
July is Smart Irrigation Month
Sponsored by the Irrigation Association, this initiative aims to help the industry promote smart irrigation practices, help water providers minimize peak water use and reduce demands on infrastructure, and reinforce the role efficient irrigation plays in providing solutions to water challenges.
UL warns of counterfeit mark on fire sprinklers
Although bearing the word "TYCO" and the UL mark, the sprinkler was not manufactured or labeled by Tyco International, and it was not evaluated by Underwriters Laboratories. More>>
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a new toilet system called the No-Mix Vacuum Toilet that converts human waste into electricity and fertilizer. Find out how it works here.
NFPA issues call for presentations
Proposals for presentations to be given at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago will be accepted online until September 12.
What’s happening in the world of water?
In the latest issue of Global Waters, published by the U.S. Agency for International Development, you can learn about the agency’s work in Afghanistan and Pakistan and how it is using mobile phone technology to improve water service and farming practices.
Storm water management conference being held August 19–23
StormCon: The North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition, being held in Denver, will feature seminars on green infrastructure and the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies.
IAPMO seeks code review group volunteers
Participants are needed to serve on a code development task group identifying and reviewing concept issues relating to the 2012 UPC and 2012 UMC. The deadline to submit the volunteer form is July 23.
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