President’s Report

Vivian Enriquez, CPD
April 2019

Thank you to all that attended the March 6 meeting and thanks to our guest speaker, Mr. Mr. Mitch Whittington, Technical Field Support Specialist for Elkay Manufacturing, who gave a presentation on Solving Water Delivery Challenges with Bottle Filling Stations.  On behalf of the ASPE-LA Chapter Board, we thank our guest speaker and all those that have attended.

Wanted to learn about sprinkler systems?  Then we invite you to come to the April 03, 2019,  as we will have Mr. Gregg Vlahakis,  Product Specialist for Viking Corporation as guest speaker,  and he will be speaking on “Fire Sprinkler Systems”.

A big thank you to Watts Water Technologies for their sponsorship of Los Angeles Chapter ASPE Young Professionals’ first social event for 2019,  the Distillery Tour and Tasting held at the Blinking Owl Distillery in Santa Ana, CA.  Thank you again for being there to support ASPE-LA Chapter and thank you Jeremy Busch,  our AYP Liaison, for organizing.

The Golf Tournament is just around the corner, calling all those that have supported this function in the past.  Please contact John Zagorski at or call him at 562-447-4561,  to turn-in your registration form & payment.

We also wanted to welcome the following new members of the Los Angeles Chapter.  Please extend your welcome and hello to all when you see them at the meeting.

  • Raheleh Hadadi
  • Joseph Higgins
  • Armando Nunez
  • Mamdouh Barsoum
  • Arvid Holmberg
  • Mayumi Rogers
  • Juan Enriquez

Adding this again for this month – Submit your suggested topics not only for the monthly technical meeting but also for the upcoming August 14, 2019ASPE LA & OC Product Show & Technical Seminar and we will find the appropriate speaker(s).  The technical sessions for the product show will at least be 2- to 3-, maybe 4-hour sessions.  Please submit soon so we can lock-in the speakers,  via email to either me – or Karl at

Lastly,  The ASPE Region 4 President’s Meeting will be held on June 14-15, 2019, in Sacramento, CA.,  sponsoring ASPE chapter is the Northern California chapter.

Latest news from ASPE Pipeline, Vol. 12, No. 6, March 14, 2019: 2020 Emerging Water Technology Symposium announces call for abstracts

ASPE is pleased to once again be co-convening this biennial event with the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC). The EWTS provides a forum for industry experts to learn about emerging technologies and best practices to mitigate threats to water safety. You can learn more about the call for abstracts here.

Updated siphonic roof drainage standard is now available

The 2018 version of ASPE/ANSI 45: Siphonic Roof Drainage was recently approved as an American National Standard by ANSI. ASPE/ANSI 45-2018 establishes the minimum performance specifications for siphonic roof drainage systems and is intended to provide designers, installers, and code officials with a standard of practice for the proper application of siphonic roof drainage. It is available for purchase at ASPE’s online store.

ASPE seeks public comments on revised rainwater harvesting standard

Working Group 63 has updated the 2013 version of ARCSA/ASPE/ANSI 63: Rainwater Catchment Systems and seeks input on the proposed changes. The scope of this standard covers requirements for the design and installation of rainwater catchment systems that utilize the principle of collecting and using precipitation from a rooftop and other hard, impervious building surfaces. The draft and comment form can be found at Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. EDT on April 22, 2019.

Registration for the 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium will open next month

Save the date! The 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium will be held in Pittsburgh on October 24-27 and will include in-depth technical education sessions, the ASPE Young Professionals Leadership Academy, a Women of ASPE meetup, and other networking events. In addition, the Tech Symposium Product Show will give attendees exclusive access to event sponsors:

Platinum: Copper Development Association, Zurn

Gold: Permadrain LLC, Oatey, IPEX, Charlotte Pipe, Rheem, ICC

Silver: IAPMO, Corzan Piping Systems, NSF International, McWane Plumbing Group, Navien, ThermOmegaTech, MiFab, Eaton, GF Piping Systems, Mueller Streamline

Bronze: AK Industries, Airvac, Kemper Water Control Systems, Watts Water, Taco Comfort Solutions, LiquiTech

Just announced: Legionella risk management webinar

On April 18, the one-hour webinar “Legionella: Plumbing Design Methodology to Reduce Risk” will review equipment that kills or captures bacteria, general plumbing system design/selections to consider to eliminate bacteria growth locations, and considerations in piping materials to promote flow. Registration is open at

Legionella Conference 2019 is being held in Los Angeles on September 11-13

NSF International encourages all industry professionals to register for this event to collaborate with other experts to develop methods that prevent illness associated with building water systems while meeting sustainability goals.