Just Announced: COVID-19 Impact to Plumbing Systems Webinar

On May 26 at 2 p.m. CDT, join our panel of experts at this one-hour webinar, COVID-19 Impact to Plumbing Systems, to learn how this crisis has had unintended consequences on plumbing systems and what you can do to alleviate them. The program will review the concerns that the plumbing and water industries have been bringing up continuously for the last several months since this crisis started and give attendees some tools to develop 2nd Order Thinking skills.

Upon successful completion of the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand 2nd Order Thinking and why it is important to ask “And then what?”
  • Identify how moving to touchless faucets to prevent the surface transmission of COVID-19 means that plumbing pipe routing will need to change.
  • Describe the plumbing concerns of converting non-healthcare spaces into healthcare spaces.
  • Identify the concern of stagnant water in buildings (e.g., hotels) and why flushing systems is important.
  • Understand how flushing of buildings may not be enough to prevent an outbreak of waterborne pathogens.
  • Identify the concern of COVID-19 in sanitary systems and at wastewater treatment plants.
  • Explain how COVID-19 can potentially impact existing medical gas systems and why evaluations are needed.

Registration is open at ASPE Education. This webinar offers 0.1 CEU (not valid in the state of New York). It is free for ASPE members and $130 for nonmembers.


Christoph Lohr, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, ASSE 6020 (Moderator), based in Phoenix, has more than 10 years of experience in engineering plumbing systems. Christoph’s current responsibilities as Director of Education and Strategic Projects for LiquiTech are to expand awareness and knowledge and win support from influential stakeholders. Christoph’s professional activities in the industry extend into multiple volunteer associations, for which he has also assumed leadership roles, such as Chair of the ASPE Legionella Working Group and Chair of the PIPE Trust of Arizona Safe Water Committee. He is committed to leading the industry in providing drinking water that does not negatively impact public health. His passion for public health stems from his mother, a registered nurse, and he is actively speaking on the topic at numerous conferences, webinars, and podcasts, as well as writing in an effort to educate and open a dialogue within the industry.

John Gregory, NITC 6020, has extensive experience in medical gas system design and inspection, Legionella programming, process piping, and plumbing and fire protection system design for multiple business classes. John is a Principal member of the NFPA 99 Technical Committee and a member of the SME committee on the NITC scheme committee helping to develop test questions for medical gas installers, inspectors, verifiers, and maintenance individuals. John is one of the Co-Chairs for the Local P.I.P.E. Medical Gas Committee, which helps steer medical gas installation in the State of Arizona. He has a column in pme magazine called “Collaborative Health Care,” a Med Gas Design Group in LinkedIn, and the Med Gas special-interest community in ASPE Connect.

Matt Freije is the founder and CEO of HC Info and the content director for LAMPS, its cloud-based software for Legionella water management plans, data analytics, monitoring, and training. He has provided Legionella education and information since 1995.

Scott Steindler, CPD, GPD, LEED-AP, ARCSA-AP (IS), GGP is a Regional Manager for Watts Water Technologies, specializing in the Blucher line of stainless steel pipe and drainage systems. His background includes working in the plumbing industry as a Wholesaler, Contractor, Designer, and Manufacturers’ Representative. Scott is currently the ASPE Region 4 Director and has served as the Vice President, Membership and Vice President, Technical for the Society Board of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. He has also served on the local Board of Directors for the Los Angeles, Charlotte, and New Orleans Chapters of ASPE. Scott has earned his CPD, GPD, LEED-AP BD+C, and ARCSA-AP (IS), and GGP accreditations during his career as a plumbing designer. He currently resides in Azusa, California.

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