The OPIA thanks the following for their generous support of the 2012 AMES: Aurele St Jean Plumbing & Heating (Cornwall), Breda Plumbing Ltd (Maple), Canplas, Cast Iron Soil Pipe Association, Christal Mechanical (Etobicoke), City of Barrie, Dahl Brothers Canada Ltd, Dasa Mechanical Ltd (Concord), DeLuca Plumbing Ltd (Woodbridge), Downsview Plumbing & Heating Ltd (Brampton), Elitrex Plumbing Ltd (Vaughan), Holiday Inn Sarnia/Point Edward, Independent Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association, J Plumbing Ltd (Barrie), Ladouceur Mechanical (Cornwall), Leader Plumbing & Heating Inc (Woodbridge), Marleau Mechanical (Cornwall), Marli Mechanical (Woodbridge), Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario, Mechanical Contractors Association of Sarnia, Mechanical Contractors Association of Toronto, Modern Niagara (Ottawa), New Era Plumbing Inc (Concord), Nova Plumbing & Heating Ltd (Concord), Ontario Concrete and Drain Contractors Association, OPIASO, Pave Plumbing Ltd (Richmond Hill), Peterborough Utilities, Plumtech Plumbing (Barrie), Riva Plumbing Ltd (Richmond Hill), Roma Plumbing Ltd (Concord), South Central Branch OPIA, Tim Crites Plumbing (Cornwall), Tourism Sarnia Lambton, UA Local 663 (Sarnia), Urban Mechanical (Toronto), Vitullo Brothers Plumbing Ltd (Concord) and York Simcoe OPIA Branch. The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), in conjunction with provincial/territorial plumbing inspectors has released a bulletin with information on the distribution and installation of uncertified plumbing products, including the current set of recognised marks. The bulletin may be accessed here.
The World Plumbing Council in conjunction with the World Health Organisation has been working on a range of projects all of which have the aim of emphasisng the health aspects of the plumbing industry. One of the projects is a paper aimed at the WHO Network of Water Regulators. A link has been added to the left sidebar with the text of this paper, and updated versions will be placed there when they are received. It is intended that these papers form a Key Issues series, they will be collated and presented here when available.
Mechanical Business readers can now contact Rainier Blundel through the OPIA site for questions and comments on his articles. You can contact him by emailing Rainier Blundel.
Drawings for suds pressure zones and thermal expansion tanks have been added to the Resources page.
The Ontario Backflow Prevention Association's 10th Annual Conference and Workshop will be held in Concord on November 14th, 2012. For more information please contact the OBPA.