SUM 2018

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Highlights from the Sixth Emerging Water Technology Symposium M ore than 150 industry, water utility and government participants recently attended the sixth biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium in California. The event provides a platform for plumbers, contractors, engineers, manufacturers and water-efficiency experts to introduce new technologies and to discuss emerging trends, challenges and opportu - nities on how water is used in the built environment. In his keynote address, Dr. Peter Williams, IBM Distin - guished Engineer and Smart Cities and Resilience Lead, discussed technological trends and how they will affect the water industry, water utilities and, by extension, the plumb - ing industry as time goes forward. Water and sanitation issues addressed during the symposium included water demand trends, non-potable water systems, the first statisti - cally based update to Hunter's Curve since the 1940s, legio- nellosis prevention and a city of Los Angeles high-efficiency plumbing fixture ordinance. Co-convened by the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the Interna - tional Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and Plumbing Manufacturers International, the event brought together more than two dozen respected experts in the fields of water and energy efficiency to discuss their areas of expertise. The EWTS concluded with a group of sixth- and seventh-grade students from nearby Suzanne Middle School in Walnut, California, known as the Robo-Rebels, reporting on a device they developed called the Pressure Potty Water Saving Sensor. The device was developed as a potential solution to the problem of unwanted flushing by automatic toilets, resulting in water being wasted. The Robo-Rebels have a provisional patent pending on the device. The seventh EWTS is being planned for spring 2020. Lovin Saini Named Director of Product Management for Marley Engineered Products Lovin Saini has been named director of product management for Marley Engi - neered Products LLC. He will be based out of the company's Burr Ridge, Illinois office. Saini will be responsi - ble for leading product managers in develop - ing market strategies to profitably grow the company, including defining the long-term product strategy for market preference. He brings more than 10 years of experience as a product manager with companies such as Chamberlain Group and Robert Bosch, LLC. Most recently, he was a senior product manager for Gerber Plumbing Fixtures. NSF Publishes New Standard for Supplemental Microbiological Water Treatment Systems NSF International has published a new American National Standard for drinking water filters designed to reduce poten - tially harmful microorganisms from municipal drinking water systems during the critical period between a water- supply contamination and a boil-water advisory. NSF/ANSI 244: Supplemental Mi - crobiological Water Treatment Systems – Filtration establishes minimum require - ments for mechanical water filtration devices that reduce bacteria, viruses and protozoan cysts. This includes point-of- entry, or "whole house" filters and point- of-use filters, such as plumbed-in units under the kitchen sink, faucet-attached units and refrigerator filters. As the final step in the standards development process, NSF/ANSI 244 was ratified by NSF's Council of Public Health Consultants, which includes representatives from the EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. Learn more at nsf.org. TECHNICAL EXPERTS SOUGHT TO DEVELOP WATER-EFFICIENT PRODUCTS/BANDING AS INTERNATIONAL STANDARD The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is seeking technical experts to par- ticipate on a United States Technical Advisory Group to International Organization for Standardization Project 316 for the development of a standard on Water Efficient Products/Banding. As the U.S. TAG administrator, IAPMO seeks mem- bers for the following categories: producer, user and general interest. The U.S. TAG will operate in accor- dance with the American National Standards Institute Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of ISO. The scope of ISO/PC 316 will include the establishment of water-efficiency flow rates and consumption values, along with key performance test requirements for plumbing products and appliances, specifically: showerheads and mix- ing valves, faucets/taps, flow control devices, toilets (all types), urinals, flushometer valves, dishwashers for domestic use, clothes washers for domestic use and the dryer func- tion of combination washer/dryers, where water is used to dry washing loads. Meeting the requirements of the standard will allow manufacturers to apply an internationally recognized label to their products, identifying them as being both high performing and water efficient. The standard will also be designed to work seam- lessly with existing national-based consumer labeling programs already in place, such as the U.S. EPA's WaterSense program. Interested parties are invited to contact Pete DeMarco at pete.demarco@iapmo. org and include a résumé. REHAU OFFERS SERIES OF COMMERCIAL MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINARS REHAU is offering a series of com- mercial plumbing and heating seminars as Lunch and Learns upon request to industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The one-hour seminars provide an introduction to design and instal- lation of PEX-a piping in plumbing, radiant cooling, radiant heating, geo- thermal and snow and ice-melting applications. In addition to in-person seminars, REHAU is an AIA/CES Approved Provider of online continuing educa- tion content for the plumbing and hydronic heating industry. For more information, visit na.rehau.com/ceu. industry /plumbing Glimpse of the Future /people /standards /briefs Lovin Saini A member of Suzanne Middle School's Robo-Rebels presents the Pressure Potty Water Saving Sensor. The device was developed by the students and is a potential solution to the problem of unwanted flushing by automatic toilets, resulting in water being wasted. The Robo-Rebels have a provisional patent pending on the device. HVACPproducts.com HVAC & Plumbing Product News \ Summer 2018 6

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