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ISH China & CIHE and ISH Shanghai & CIHE Postponed to 2021

July 10, 2020

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing and in order to comply with the Chinese government’s strict preventive measures, ISH China & CIHE will be postponed from its rescheduled August 2020 date and will now take place in May […]

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“Pregnancy Test for Water” Delivers Fast, Easy Results on Water Quality

July 10, 2020

A new platform technology can assess water safety and quality with just a single drop and a few minutes. Likened to a pregnancy test, the handheld platform uses one sample to provide an easy-to-read positive or negative result. When the […]

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Private Well Water Increases Risk of Lead Exposure in Kids, Study Finds

July 10, 2020

Children in homes relying on private well water are 25 percent more likely to have elevated blood lead levels than children in homes served by community water, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers. The study, published July 6 […]

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IAPMO’s Water Demand Calculator Version 2.0 Is Available for Download

July 10, 2020

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is excited to announce that the Water Demand Calculator version 2.0—with new and enhanced features—is now available for download. While the basic template of the calculator remains intact, several new features […]

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IAPMO, ASTM International Sign MOC for Asia-Based Standards Activity

July 9, 2020

Global standards organizations ASTM International and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) to promote collaboration in initiatives that advance public health and safety. The MOC relates directly to water sanitation […]

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ASA NETWORK Shifts to Virtual Format for 2020

July 9, 2020

With an abundance of caution, and the safety and health of its members always a priority, the American Supply Association is shifting its NETWORK2020 event to a virtual format. Virtual NETWORK2020 will be held October 7-8. “While we most certainly […]

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Pitt Researchers to Test Whether Silver Modified Shower Fixtures Prevent Opportunistic Pathogen Exposure

July 9, 2020

As workplaces prepare to reopen, precautionary measures like plexiglass barriers and sanitizer stations have been put in place to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Researchers and public health experts, however, warn that this might not be the […]

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Engineers Use Electricity to Clean Up Toxic Water

July 9, 2020

A team of engineers may be one step closer to cleaning up heavily contaminated industrial wastewater streams. Researchers from the University of Sydney School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering developed an electrochemical oxidation process with the aim of cleaning up complex […]

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Plastic Pipe Plumbing Installation Near Recessed Lighting Guide Is Available

July 9, 2020

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has published a new, free guide related to the installation of plastic pressure pipe materials in the vicinity of recessed lighting fixtures, also known as pot lights or can lights. Technical Note 56: Installation […]

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New Electric Diaphragm Valve Offers Fast Cycling

July 8, 2020

GF Piping Systems (GF) has introduced the eDIASTAR 5-Series Diaphragm Valve with the dEA Smart Actuator, an innovative new electric valve that allows easy and fast retrofitting of GF manual diaphragm valves without disassembly. The eDIASTAR is designed to regulate, […]

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