JULY 2020
Water quality industry updates distilled into what matters.
The IAPMO R&T Water Systems Team is Expanding

The water systems group would like to welcome two new engineers to the team – Shayna Kriss and Vandit Shah. Kriss graduated from the University of South Florida - Tampa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Shah graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

With the addition of these two new engineers, we will be moving to a model where every company has a project manager assigned to them. These changes will be rolling out over the next several weeks.

We are excited that with the addition of Shayna and Vandit, we will be able to address all of our clients' testing and certification needs much faster and efficiently than ever before!

If you have any questions regarding the changes, or who your assigned project manager is, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at ryan.prince@iapmort.org or (708) 995-3321.

Ryan Prince
Director of Product Certification – Water Systems
States File Bevy of Bills to Regulate Toxic PFAS Chemicals

Several states legislatures are considering PFAS legislation, including bills that would set maximum contaminant levels for PFAS, provide funds for cleaning up drinking water, or ban the distribution of PFAS entirely ...

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To learn more about actions on PFAS chemicals in the states, go to Bloomberg Law's state legislation tracker .
Sorting Through the Standards for Lead in Drinking Water

Ever since the crisis in Flint, Michigan, the issue of lead in our drinking water supply has been at the forefront of concerned minds across the nation. Let us sort through the standards to see where lead appears, and why it is there in each case.

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Will Fluoridation Of Water Continue?

A federal court trial underway in San Francisco could spell the beginning of the end of water fluoridation in America, potentially affecting drinking water for hundreds of millions of people across the U.S.

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New Reverse Osmosis Water Efficiency Standard

ASSE International recently published ASSE 1086, Performance Requirements for Reverse Osmosis Water Efficiency - Drinking Water. The standard was developed in response to the increased water shortage crisis that many parts of the U.S. and world ...

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U.S. Senate Passes Navajo Utah Rights Settlement Act of 2019
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), whose nonprofit International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWSH) Foundation has helped bring water and sanitation to the Navajo Nation through multiple Community Plumbing Challenges (CPC), strongly supports S. 1207, the Navajo Utah Rights Settlement Act of 2019. The Senate recently passed S. 1207, and it now heads to the House of Representatives for approval.

Introduced by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and co-sponsored by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the bill ratifies and modifies the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement negotiated between the Navajo Nation, the United States, and Utah. The agreement gives the Navajo Nation the right to use water from sources located within Utah and adjacent to or encompassed within the boundaries of the Navajo Reservation resulting in depletions not to exceed a specified amount annually.

Jed Scheuermann of IWSH on Water Access & Public Health
In Episode 11 of Checking In, A Video Series With WQP, Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello checks in with Jed Scheuermann, North American projects director for IAPMO's International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) on the relationship between water access and public health. The conversation focuses on current access efforts underway in Diepsloot, South Africa, under the Tackle a Tap program. The discussion also touches on the importance of fostering youth in the plumbing and water industries.

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