Manufacturers donate plumbing fixtures to Flint

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In response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., members of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) have donated hundreds of faucets and other plumbing supplies to be installed in residents’ homes by a team of 300 plumbers from local unions across the nation. The humanitarian effort is being coordinated by PMI and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). Both organizations have seen a generous response to a joint call-to-action issued to their members last week.

When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Plumbers are expected to begin gathering as early as 7 a.m. at the UA Local 370 Union Hall, 5500 W. Pierson Road, Flushing, Mich., to gather the faucets and supplies, as well as Brita water filters provided by the state of Michigan, for the day’s work in houses and apartment buildings throughout the area impacted by the crisis. The hall will serve as headquarters throughout the day, and breakfast and lunch will be provided to the plumbers. The hall’s telephone number is 810-720-5243.

How/Why: The faucets and other plumbing supplies will be installed along with the water filters, which are designed to remove lead content from the water and make it drinkable. The types of faucets and other materials donated by PMI members American Standard Inc., BrassCraft Manufacturing Co., Delta Faucet Co., Fluidmaster Inc., Kohler Co., Moen Inc., and Speakman Co. are:

Kitchen sink faucets (8’ center set)
American Standard Inc.
Delta Faucet Co.
Kohler Co.
Moen Inc.
Speakman Co.

18’ kitchen sink supplies
Fluidmaster Inc.

5/8 O. D. compression x 3/8 O.D. compression. Straight chrome shut off valves for under kitchen sink
BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.

5/8 O. D. compression x 3/8 O. D. compression Chrome angle shut off valves
BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.

A PMI allied member – the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) – also contributed to the effort.

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