April marks a big month for the plumbing industry. In addition to the International Emerging Technologies Symposium be held in Washington, D.C., 14 plumbing industry trade associations will convene for the third time, as part of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC). Leaders from across the nation in plumbing will come together to address aging infrastructure, maximizing water efficiency, and exploring workforce best practices among other topics to be discussed during this annual
Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition calls for water infrastructure repair
PILC was founded in 2011 by Plumbing Manufacturers International, American Society of Plumbing Engineers and International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials. PILC is now comprised of 14 organizations representing contractors, engineers, manufacturers and water utilities. PILC will call attention to the fact that aging infrastructure is to blame for the USA losing 1.7 trillion gallons of water each year. 3 billion gallons of water per day would be saved, about 7% of total publicly supplied water, by retrofitting pre-1992 toilets, showerheads, faucets, and urinals.