Plumbing News

courtesy of – by Ed Del Grande

Q: I read your column every week in my local paper and I have not seen anything in your articles like the issue I’m having. I know this sounds crazy, but I think I have a ghost living in my plumbing system. We have a 1950s bungalow …

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Crane Plumbing Recalls Bath Tubs with a Whirlpool Due to Entrapment and Drowning Hazards
Washington D.C. June 23, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.…

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by Gerhard Hope

The lack of plumbing infrastructure and a trained, certified workforce has long plagued the citizens of India, for whom 7.5% of deaths each year can be attributed directly to water and sanitation issues, reports the World Plumbing Council (WPC).

In response, WPC member organizations IAPMO and the Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) and …

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courtesy of the Los Angeles Times – May 30, 2009
by Susan Carpenter

Even before L.A.’s new water restrictions were scheduled to kick in, I’d been using a bucket to haul the murky bath waters from my dirt-encrusted 6-year-old’s nightly scrub-down into my garden. I was on a mission to save as much water as …

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courtesty of Wausau Daily Herald – by Amy Ryan

Some Schofield and Mosinee residents have recorded elevated lead levels in their water, a problem both municipalities say they’re working to address.

The culprit appears to be aging plumbing in homes, not the wells that supply water to residents. Municipalities are required under the federal Safe …

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