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Dr. Walter Copan, director of the National Institute of Science and Technology, spoke to members of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition about the emerging threats facing the plumbing industry.

PILC: WaterSense, Tariffs, Reuse and Infrastructure Take Center Stage

Seven years ago, three co-chair organizations created the PILC, a platform for the plumbing industry to coordinate efforts on policy issues relevant to industry players.

Each year, the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) convenes to discuss legislative and regulatory issues that are top-of-mind for the industry, as well as bringing in expert speakers to shed light on those issues. This year’s May 21 meeting — hosted by the National Institute of Building Sciences and its new president, Lakisha Woods — dealt with hot-button topics such as the Trump administration’s tariffs, WaterSense funding, water and sewer infrastructure legislation, and workforce

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