Lead‑free means problem free

By Steven Webb

In January 2011, the US Congress enacted the passage of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which sent shock waves throughout an entire industry. It dramatically lowered the federally mandated level of permissible lead, from a weighted average of 8.0% to 0.25% in the wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures used to convey water for human consumption.

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A Scientific solution to the problem of FOG

By: Mike Flenniken of IAPMO

Protein matrix converts kitchen grease at molecular level to eliminate blockages and related issues

Over the years, numerous solutions have been offered to solve the problem of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) clogging sink traps, interceptor wells, and underground pipes in residential and commercial buildings.

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Making a dent, changing a world

By: Jed Scheuermann

Sanitation improvements in South Africa’s Diepsloot community seem minor against the backdrop of immense poverty but, to residents, the impact cannot be measured

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Earth’s energy future and the plumbing and mechanical industries

By: Jonathan Johnson

How is our planet’s energy future tied to the innovation and skill of the plumbing and mechanical industry?

Imagining a world without first-world plumbing and mechanical innovations in an era when most individuals have access to more information than a library in their pockets, is not something one thinks of every day.

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It’s scary to imagine a world without plumbers

By: Allen Inlow – IAPMO senior vice president of business and product development

In the spirit of the sharing of unique experiences that shape the plumbing industries in our respective nations, the following column demonstrates the often overlooked importance of plumbers. Written by Allen Inlow, IAPMO’s senior vice president of business and product development, it is the next in a regular series of similar articles that will run in this magazine.

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Plumbing’s role in our planet’s energy future

By: Alden Arnold

In the spirit of the sharing of unique experiences that shape the plumbing industries in our respective nations, the following essay won second place in IAPMO’s annual Scholarship Essay Competition. First introduced in 2009 and open to all high school, university and trade school students, the competition has elicited entries from all over the world. Written by Alden Arnold of Terry High School in Terry, Mississippi, it is the next in a regular series of similar articles that will run in this magazine.

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