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PMI supports Senate legislation authorizing WaterSense program

This would provide a dedicated source of funding for the water equivalent of EnergyStar.
April 10, 2014

Senator Tom Udall (D) of New Mexico recently introduced legislation, The WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act.


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Protecting plumbing

This North Carolina-based Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise finds profitability with water treatment services.
March 17, 2014

The Charlotte, North Carolina area has .75 to 1.5 parts per million of chlorine in its water and outlying areas have up to 3.5 ppm of chloramine, a derivitive of ammonia. It’s almost like drinking pool water, says Paul Stefano, general manager of the Charlotte Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise.


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Water Innovation Challenge to be held during Singapore International Water Week

March 11, 2014

WorldSkills Foundation’s Water Innovation Challenge is supported by the World Plumbing Council and runs from June 3-5, 2014.


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Zurn celebrates World Plumbing Day with commitment to water efficiency and sanitation

March 11, 2014

Zurn Industries joins plumbing organizations and their members in recognizing World Plumbing Day today.


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‘Clean water is not a luxury’

World Plumbing Day is March 11.
February 20, 2014

The World Health Organization reports that 2.6 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation. The United Nations says more than 1 billion people are living with a shortage of fresh water.


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How graywater systems reduce potable water use

Waste not, want not.
February 20, 2014

When trying to learn about being green and reusing water, one can feel suffocated by all the terminology. There’s graywater, blackwater, reclaimed water, recycled water, potable water and nonpotable water. Let’s start with defining these terms.


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NSF International HACCP training program available for water systems professionals

HACCP training helps prevent harm from building water systems.
February 11, 2014

NSF International creates Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training to reduce risk of microbial, chemical and physical hazards in building water systems.


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California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association responds to drought declaration

January 20, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown declares state of emergency for California, CA-NV AWWA calls on drinking water community to take necessary actions. 


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Have a Merry, No-Lead Christmas

Make sure to cull your leaded inventory before Jan. 4, 2014.
December 19, 2013

By now, you are probably tired of hearing about the new no-lead legislation. The days are counting down until Jan. 4, 2014, the effective date of the law.


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Get the Lead Out Plumbing Consortium readies plumbing industry for new low lead law

Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act to take effect on January 4, 2014.
December 16, 2013

Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act to take effect on January 4, 2014.


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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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