Chicago, Illinois (April 2, 2014) — On June 25–26, 2014, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is hosting a Water Reuse Workshop in Chicago for plumbing industry stakeholders interested in helping shape the future of water reuse standards in the United States and internationally.
The goal of this workshop is to gain input on two of ASPE's water reuse standards: ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 63-2013: Rainwater Catchment Systems, which was published last year and will be undergoing a revision soon, and ASPE/ARCSA 78: Stormwater Harvesting Systems for Direct and Indirect End-Use Applications, which is under development. In addition, the workshop will discuss the activities of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee 282: Water Reuse. The U.S. TAG, for which ASPE is the administrator, is involved in activities related to the development of international standards on the use of treated wastewater for irrigation, the reuse of water in urban areas, and potentially the use of water reclaimed from mining operations.
Representatives from the co-developer of the two U.S. standards under discussion, the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA), as well as those from the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) will be participating in the workshop.
"ASPE is thrilled to be facilitating this workshop that is covering important topics having a direct impact on our global water supplies," says ASPE Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel, MPH, CAE. "The adoption of ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 63 created a significant amount of interest both nationally and internationally, and this workshop will bring all interested parties to the table to have the next round of discussions related to rainwater and stormwater catchment systems as well as the reuse of water in both rural and urban settings."
Engineers, manufacturers, government personnel, code officials, standards developers, and other stakeholders are invited to join ASPE in Chicago for this seminal event. The results of the workshop will be used to help develop U.S. positions on the reuse of water and will help guide the consensus bodies on the revision of ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 63-2013 and the development of ASPE/ARCSA 78. Those who want to provide input on the development of water reuse standards such as these are encouraged to attend.
To register for this free workshop, go to aspe.org/Water_Reuse_Workshop. It will be held near O'Hare Airport in Chicago and will run from approximately 1 p.m. CDT on June 25 through 3 p.m. CDT on June 26. If you have any questions, contact ASPE's Director of Publications & Standards, Gretchen Pienta, at firstname.lastname@example.org.