Rolling Meadows, Ill. — This week PMI joined 11 other members of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) on a coalition letter to the entire Senate urging their co-sponsorship of The WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act of 2014 (S. 2226). This measure, supported by PMI and introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), seeks to improve U.S. water use efficiency and promote smart water systems to help communities across the nation make significant progress in conserving water and reducing costs. The measure is designed to promote residential water efficiency through state rebate and incentive programs. Most importantly it would authorize the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program, a public-private partnership water efficiency program.
PILC was cofounded in 2012 by PMI, American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and now includes 14 industry associations. The coalition addresses topics such as aging infrastructure, maximizing water efficiency, and is united in their aim to provide true and accurate information to the public on the importance of clean, safe, and reliable water.
The other PILC members signing onto the letter included: Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, ASPE, American Supply Association, Copper Development Association Inc., IAPMO, International Code Council, Mechanical Hub, Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada, and Australia, and Water Quality Association.