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Vol. 10, No. 9, April 27, 2017 


Just announced: 2017 Technical Symposium Party to be held at the Grevin Wax Museum
Celebrate the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium with a special party at the Grevin Wax Museum in Montreal on Saturday, October 21. Join your fellow attendees at this one-of-a-kind venue for a fun night out that will include music, drinks, food, and dancing. Entrance is complimentary for those register for the full Symposium. Registration is now open at 2017.aspe.org.

Check out our newest video!
Our favorite spokesman, ASPE Executive Director/CEO Billy Smith, FASPE, explains why you cannot afford to miss this year's Technical Symposium, which is being held in Montreal on October 19-22. Go to our YouTube channel to listen and learn!

Join us in Chicago next Friday for our full-day workshop
You still have time to register for our workshop on domestic water and sanitary sewer design, which is being held on May 5 at ASPE's headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois. It offers 0.75 CEUs, and registration is available at aspe.org/BasicsWorkshop.

Act fast: Revit workshops are selling out
Due to popular demand, we have added a second Revit MEP workshop in Los Angeles on May 2 since the workshop on May 1 is sold out, and limited space is still available for the workshop in Omaha on May 8. Register soon at aspe.org/revit2017.

New features added to the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium Sponsorship Program
We are pleased to announce the following additions to our 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium Sponsorship Program:

  • Platinum Sponsors are now the exclusive sponsors of the party at the Grevin Wax Museum.
  • Gold Sponsors are now the exclusive sponsors of the ASPE Young Professionals networking event.
  • Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsor logos will be displayed on video screens located at the entrance to the exhibit hall.
  • The new Friend level offers a cost-effective sponsorship option. 
  • Best of all, now ALL Sponsors can participate in the popular Product Show thanks to our procurement of additional exhibit hall space.

View the Sponsorship Brochure here, and then contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847.296.0002 x235 to sign up.

Mistake in natural gas formula found in ASPE handbooks
On page 146 in Plumbing Engineering Design Handbook, Volume 2 (2014), 1,917 in Equation 7-3 should be changed to 19.17. The same error can be found in the CPD Review Manual (2015), page 108, Equation 14-1.

GF Piping Systems becomes our newest 2017 Technical Symposium Sponsor
As a Silver Sponsor, GF Piping Systems will be exhibiting at the Product Show on October 19-20 along with the Copper Development Association, Uponor, McWane Plumbing, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Co., IAPMO, IPEX, Navien, NSF International, QuantumFlo, and ThermOmegaTech. To join our growing list of exhibitors, contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847.296.0002 x235.

Get out of the office and play golf with ASPE Chapter members
In May, the following Chapters are holding golf outings to help local engineers, designers, and manufacturer reps connect: New Jersey, Baltimore, Los Angeles/Orange County, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and San Diego. Go to aspe.org/ChapterEvents to learn how to participate.

Industry groups urge the EPA to save WaterSense
IAPMO, PMI, and the Alliance for Water Efficiency, among many others, have petitioned EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to continue funding WaterSense, which is one of the programs slated for elimination under the EPA's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.

Building Safety Month starts next Monday
This year's theme is Code Officials—Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth, and more information can be found on ICC's website.

How much water could be saved by replacing old toilets?
Up to 170 billion gallons of
potable water per year across Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, and Texas could be saved if the estimated 13 million non-efficient toilets in these states were replaced with 1.6-gpf or less versions. More>>

Amazon places restriction on refrigerator water filters sold on the site
All refrigerator water filters listed on Amazon.com must be certified to NSF/ANSI 42 starting May 10. More>>

19th century water valve is unearthed in Colorado Springs
The cast iron valve was installed in 1888 and still worked, but it was replaced as part of the city's initiative to upgrade its infrastructure. More>>

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Billions more are needed to meet global water and sanitation goals
Despite countries increasing their budgets for water, sanitation, and hygiene at an annual average rate of 4.9 percent over the last three years, investments in infrastructure need to triple to $114 billion per year to provide universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation, according to the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water 2017 report.

Creating water out of thin air
Researchers from MIT and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a passive system that could collect about three quarts of fresh water per day from air with a humidity of just 20 percent. More>>

New label for energy-efficient pumps is created
The Hydraulic Institute's HI Energy Rating (ER) Label program verifies product efficiency performance through certifications to help manufacturers differentiate their higher efficiency products and provide ways for commercial and industrial customers to save energy. More>>

Report offers insight into the effectiveness of lead service line lining and coating technologies
According to the new Water Research Foundation study, PET lining, epoxy coating, and polyurea/polyurethane coating can effectively reduce or eliminate the release of lead from lead service lines, are expected to have a long service life, and can potentially result in significant cost savings relative to service line replacement.

Registration is open for the 2017 National Energy Code Conference
This event being held on July 18-20 in Pittsburgh features an energy codes boot camp, tours of the Tower at PNC Plaza and the Energy Innovation Center, and a solar energy workshop. More>>

Pump industry conference seeks presentation proposals
Pump Summit Americas will be held in the summer of 2018 in Houston, and presentation proposals are due by May 19, 2017. More>>


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