The Plumbing Manufacturers International Conference is meeting in Chicago on October 27-30. With the group preparing to discuss the latest issues, technology and trends impacting the plumbing industry, Plumbing Engineer took a moment to chat with PMI CEO/Executive Director Barbara C. Higgens.
Higgens shared what’s new with PMI and what to expect for this year’s convention.
A common question in the course of polite conversation is: “So? What do you do for a living?” The work of an industry trade association is not easy to describe, especially in light of the ever-shrinking attention spans in this world of information overload.
It is widely known that plumbing has saved more lives than the medical profession. In recognition of the important role that plumbing plays not only in our daily lives, but also in maintaining our health, PMI has put together a timeline of facts about our industry.
On June 6, the Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, signed the “Phase in High-Efficiency Water Fixture Options” (Senate Bill 14-103) into law. The measure seeks to improve water efficiency in the state by reducing flow rates and flush volumes.
The U.S. has just been ranked among nine other nations facing “critical water shortages” as reported by Contractor Magazine.1 According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly half of the country is facing abnormally dry conditions to critically severe conditions.
Drought-plagued California could stretch its available water supply as much as 30 percent by making more effective use of existing resources, according to a new analysis released by the Pacific Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council in June, 2014.
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