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CPC Navajo Mountain Delivers Water and Sanitation to Series of Homes
Piute Mesa, Arizona (June 13, 2019) — The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation’s (IWSH) latest Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) concluded Friday, with a team of volunteer tradespeople from all over the United States and Australia converging on a remote mountainous region on the Arizona-Utah border to bring clean, running water and safe wastewater disposal to a series of homes on a Navajo reservation. [READ MORE]

Governor Abbott Takes Action To Extend Texas State Board Of Plumbing Examiners
Governor Greg Abbott on June 13 issued an executive order to extend the activity of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners past its set expiration of September 1, 2019. Governor Abbott utilized Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, which allows the Governor to suspend provisions of regulatory statutes prescribing the procedures for the conduct of state business if strict compliance would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with a disaster. [READ MORE]
Legislation Introduced to Help Communities in New York and Across the Country Repair Their Aging Water Infrastructure
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) today announced legislation to help repair the nation’s aging water infrastructure. The Promoting Infrastructure and Protecting the Economy (PIPE) Act would create a new grant program to help communities in New York and across the country invest in critical water system upgrades. The bill would authorize $5 billion over 10 years to provide discretionary grants to state and local governments, tribal governments, and public water utilities for projects related to drinking water and waste water infrastructure. The PIPE Act would allow communities to continue to provide clean water for their residents and reliable water systems that help promote economic development. [READ MORE]

PHCCCONNECT2019 Heads to Indianapolis Oct. 2 - 4 to Offer Best Practices, Connections, Technologies for Plumbing and HVACR Professionals
PHCCCONNECT2019 , the annual conference for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC), heads to Indianapolis Oct. 2 - 4, 2019, to equip p-h-c contractors with solid strategies for streamlining processes, harnessing technologies, boosting profitability and building the future workforce. [READ MORE]

Dodge Momentum Index Falls in May
NEW YORK – June 7, 2019 – The Dodge Momentum Index fell 1.0% in May to 141.0 (2000=100) from the revised April reading of 142.4. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The May decline for the Momentum Index was due entirely to a 6.9% drop by its commercial component, as its institutional component rose 8.1%.[READ MORE]

National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Report to the President of the United States

North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals has introduced a new Solar Heating System Inspector credential