WIN 2017/18

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/ b r i e f s T he 2017 International Community Plumbing Challenge completed its Construction Week activities recently, delivering a sustainable upgrade of water supply, waste- water and hand-washing facilities at an elementary school in Cicau Village, Cikarang, Bekasi (West Java), Indonesia. In addition to the plumbing improvements being delivered at the school, free medical treatment and counsel- ing on the importance of hygiene was provided. The International Water, Sani- tation and Hygiene Foundation Community Plumbing Challenge program aims to contribute to improving public health in areas where communities are still threatened by the lack of basic sanitation and safe drinking water systems. Previously the program was presented in India (2015) and South Africa (2016). The Construction Week work plan included renovating existing toilet facilities in one of the buildings at SDN Cicau 02, increasing the number of toilets from two to four, constructing a new hand-washing area outside the renovated toilets, installing two new elevated water tanks for improved water supply and in- stalling a new wastewater system. Learn more at iwsh.org. PARTNERSHIP RENEWED FOR EPA MOU ON DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has renewed its commitment to a memorandum of understanding, with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and 18 partner organizations, to continue their collaboration toward improving overall performance and management of decentralized wastewater treatment systems. The MOU will remain in effect for three years. In 1997, the EPA concluded that decentralized systems are an integral component of our nation's wastewater infrastructure and can protect public health and water quality if properly planned, sited, designed, installed and maintained. Since the first MOU signing in 2005, partners have worked together to facilitate information exchange on system technology, collaborate to support training efforts, promote public awareness on septic system care and maintenance and produce materials on decentralized systems. CALLING ALL PROPOSALS FOR 2021 UPC, UMC The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, publisher of the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code, is calling for formal code proposals toward the development of the 2021 editions of these American National Standard-designated model codes. The code proposal form, as well as proposal instructions and background on IAPMO's ANSI- accredited consensus process, may be found at http://codes.iapmo.org/form_proposals_upc_ umc_2021.aspx. All proposals recommending new text, revised text or the deletion of text must be written in legislative format and clearly state the reason behind the recommendation. No proposals will be accepted after the 5 p.m. PST deadline on March 16, 2018. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR 2020 WE•STAND TECHNICAL COMMITTEE The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is seeking volunteers to participate on the technical committee working toward the development of the 2020 edition of the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand). It is the first ANSI standard that focuses solely on achieving safer and more efficient water use in both residential and non-residential buildings. The 2020 WE•Stand code cycle will be focusing on developing new codified provisions for alternate water sources. Committee meetings are held at IAPMO headquarters in Ontario, California. Learn more at iapmo.org. industry /plumbing Community Plumbing Challenge Highlights Plumbing's Vital Role in Global Health Two new elevated water tanks will provide improved water supply at an elementary school in Cicau Village, Cikarang, Bekasi (West Java), Indonesia. The tanks were part of the 2017 International Community Plumbing Challenge. /briefs The 2017 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award winners, Part- ners of the Year and Excellence Award winners were recently announced at the WaterSense and Alliance for Water Efficiency Awards Luncheon. The luncheon was held at the WaterSmart Inno- vations Conference and Exposi- tion. Learn more at epa.gov. Since the program began in 2006, WaterSense-labeled products have helped Americans save 2.1 trillion gallons of water and $46.3 billion in water and energy bills. In 2017, WaterSense- labeled products saved 534 billion gallons of water. This year's WaterSense winners are: 2017 Sustained Excellence Award Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) Public Utilities Department Cobb County (Georgia) Water System Delta Faucet Company KB Home Kohler Co. Sonoma-Marin (California) Saving Water Partnership The Home Depot 2017 Partners of the Year Citrus County (Florida) Utilities City of Charlottesville (Virginia) Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District G3, Green Gardens Group American Standard 2017 Excellence Award City of Fort Worth (Texas) Metropolitan Water District of Southern California City of Durham Department of Water Management (North Carolina) Sonoma-Marin (California) Saving Water Partnership The Toro Company Alliance for Water Efficiency Niagara Conservation Corp. City of Plano (Texas) PHOTOS: CPC2017: IWSH.ORG; FLO: EPA.GOV Plumbing Manufacturers Recognized by EPA for Water Conservation Eff orts Flo, the WaterSense spokesgallon, at the 2017 WaterSense Awards. 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