Industry Links

Get the Lead Out Consortium

At the invitation of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation, the American Society of Plumbing Engineer (ASPE) joined numerous plumbing manufacturers and industry associations at the kickoff meeting of a consortium assembled to develop strategies to alert and prepare industry constituents for upcoming changes in the allowable level of lead in plumbing products. The mission of the Consortium is to provide widespread education about the manufacture, distribution, and installation of lead-free* plumbing products. (*Lead-free refers to the wetted surface of pipe, fittings, and fixtures in potable water systems that have a weighted average lead content less than or equal to 0.25 percent per the Safe Drinking Water Act (Sec. 1417) amended 1-4-2011 and other equivalent state regulations.)

Lead-Free Resources

How to Identify Lead-Free Certification Marks for Drinking Water System & Plumbing Materials

Summary of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act and Frequently Asked Questions

Rainwater Harvesting Resources

ARCSA Rainwater Catchment Resource Guide

ARCSA Brochure

Research 

WHO Health and Environment Lexicon
The World Health Organization's Health and Environment Lexicon offers a multi-lanuguage glossary of terms, including those related to plumbing and public health.

The Drainline Transport of Solid Waste in Buildings
The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition (PERC) is pleased to announce that its long-anticipated study is now available.

Assessing the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Industrial Water Use Efficiency within the Great Lakes Region
The Alliance for Water Efficiency, with funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund, assessed five representative industries within the Great Lakes watershed that are supplied with treated drinking water and that discharge to a local wastewater utility and found significant opportunities for water savings in each of the industrial sites assessed.

Presentations

International Emerging Technology Symposium
Watch all of the presentations delivered during this event, May 1-2, 2012, in Washington, D.C., at IAPMO’s YouTube page, including the panel discussion on Legionella control moderated by ASPE's Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel, MPH, CAE.

White Papers

Understanding Potential Water Heater Scald Hazards
Written by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) Scald Awareness Task Group, this white paper focuses on the general misconception that the water hear thermostatic control is capable of delivering a consistent and safe water temperature without further temperature-control downstream of the water heater outlet.

Publications

World Plumbing Review, August 2014

Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendation from the Consultative Council: 2013 Report Summary

WorldSkills Foundation From the Foundation, June 2014

World Plumbing Review, April 2014

2014 AWWA State of the Water Industry Report

WPC Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Health Newsletter

PERC Drainline Study Update

Health Aspects of Plumbing

World Plumbing Review, December 2013

World Plumbing Review, April 2013

Industry News

NIBS Releases the 2013 Annual Report to the President of the United States

World Plumbing Council Announces 2014 Scholarship

CIPH Asks Canadian Parliament to Proclaim March 11 as World Plumbing Day 2014

Massachusetts Licensing Debate