Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

Rain, Rain, can I use you again?

Rainwater catchment systems do require periodic maintenance.
March 15, 2013
“Do you want a rain barrel?” My answer was an emphatic “No!”
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Let it snow, but please keep the rain

January 15, 2013
A new report questions the accepted methods of sizing storm drainage systems.

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Plumbing Ghost of Christmas Past

December 1, 2012
Don’t let past mistakes hinder your future. 
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Is green a good public policy?

October 1, 2012
Should all water-saving practices be added to the plumbing codes?
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Good-bye ASSE

September 1, 2012
The merger seems inevitable with a majority vote needed this fall.
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Press on once more

July 1, 2012
These fittings are the joining method of the future.
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More lead requirements

May 1, 2012
Plumbing manufacturers are the focus of these rules, not plumbing contractors.
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New UPC 2012 code requirements

April 1, 2012
Alternate water systems take center stage.
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A new year and new codes

January 1, 2012
Changes you’ll find in the International Plumbing Code.
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Aging in place

December 1, 2011
Many user-friendly bathroom options are available for the elderly.
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