Quarterly Report -1st Qtr 2014

Congressional Visits Scorecard:

(Currently on record, 2014):None


  • Completion of successful 2014 Spring Conference with 10 First time attendees, 1 Prospective Member
  • PMI Executive Fly-in consensus established with the American Supply Association (ASA)
  • Provided Denver Water with critical feedback on their proposed water efficiency legislation for Colorado; followed up with submission of written testimony for the legislative hearings stating PMI’s official position
  • Successful outreach to International Code Council (ICC)- meeting set for April
  • CEO/Executive Director, Barbara C. Higgens quoted in SNAP-Greensource the ‘magazine of sustainable design’ on PMI’s involvement in shaping the new lead laws
  • Signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) at the 2014 Spring Conference


  • Identified 12 states suffering from drought conditions to target with retrofit message; social media campaign launched along with direct focus of letters to key officials
  • PMI written article on PILC to appear in Contractor Magazine
  • PMI written article on the need for retrofits to ease the strain of droughts and aging infrastructure to appear in both WQP and HVAC/Plumbing Product News
  • PMI written article on the new Lead Law and PMI’s involvement appeared in HVAC/P magazine
  • Launched the official start of website revamp for both www.pmihome.org and www.safeplumbing.org
  • Confirmed more than 320 downloads of the PMI mobile app
  • Completed a historical timeline of plumbing and PMI’s impact on the industry


  • PMI members unanimously agreed that the PERC II test program was important enough to fund and would add to the needed research information for our top priority project
  • With continued encouragement from PMI, Broward County has followed suit with Miami-Dade and will now accept products compliant with the levels set in their regulations OR that are WaterSense certified
  • Created an Overview of the Codes and Standards Workshop to emphasize the benefits of this training and who can benefit from completing this course
  • Submitted a letter of support for early replacement/early retirement of older, inefficient plumbing products to the California policymakers to reduce their state’s water use
  • Launched a plumbing industry Risk Assessment for PMI members to track current issues and rank order them within each company
  • With the help of Jerry Desmond, our California lobbyist, continued dialogue with CEC staff and provided additional input into the current CEC rulemaking to support our position

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara C. Higgens

PMI CEO/Executive Director