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EPA Urges States to Support Drinking Water and Wastewater Operations

March 31, 2020

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to Governors in all 50 states, territories, and Washington, D.C. urging them to ensure that drinking water and wastewater employees are considered essential workers by state authorities when enacting restrictions […]

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Canadian Provinces Identify Essential Services

March 31, 2020

Both Ontario and Quebec have identified a list of essential services to remain open in their respective provinces, and for those businesses to put into place any and all measures to safeguard the well-being of their employees. Construction appeared on […]

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Full Supply Chain of the Plumbing and Mechanical Industry Is Now Considered Essential Workforce

March 31, 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has updated its “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” advisory list to more accurately define the plumbing and mechanical industry, a list that now includes language for which IAPMO advocated. […]

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Get to Know Ryan LaFalam

March 30, 2020

We are pleased to introduce the next featured member in our Get to Know initiative: Ryan LaFalam, PE, a member of the Boston Chapter. ASPE: What is your favorite animal? Why? Ryan: Black Angus Cattle. My cousin, uncle, and I raise […]

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Department of Homeland Security Guidance Clarifies Construction’s Role in Supporting Essential Critical Infrastructure

March 30, 2020

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release of new guidance from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency that clarifies construction’s critical role […]

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The Water Council Announces Pilot Program Winners

March 30, 2020

The Water Council, a nonprofit organization championing water technology growth in the world’s freshwater hub, today announced the winners of its Pilot Program. Launched in 2015 and funded by grants from the Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM), Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), and Wells […]

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IAPMO Seeks Volunteers to Develop New Standard for Plumbing Pipe Rehabilitation

March 30, 2020

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking volunteers with technical background in plumbing systems and specific knowledge of plumbing pipe lining and rehabilitation systems — such as jurisdictional authorities, testing lab, and educational facility representatives, as […]

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ASPE Seeks Board of Directors Applications

March 27, 2020

Following is a letter from Mitch Clemente, CPD, FASPE, 2019–2021 ASPE Nominating Committee Chair: The election for the 2020–2022 Society Board of Directors is quickly approaching and will take place during the Business Meeting later this year in New Orleans. The […]

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Rehabilitating Stagnant Building Water Systems

March 27, 2020

This feature, subtitled “A Timely Reminder from the IAPMO Group,” was written by Peter DeMarco, Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Research for the IAPMO Group. It’s an understatement to say that dealing with the Coronavirus has presented a new […]

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GF Piping Systems Announces New Specialist Appointment

March 27, 2020

GF Piping Systems has announced the appointment of Edwin Gonzalez, CPD, as Piping Systems Specialist for the southeast region of the U.S. Gonzalez brings with him more than 35 years of experience in plumbing system design, project management, and construction. […]

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