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When Mixed Material Pipe Systems Collide
24 Feb 2014
There are some significant issues in the market place affecting the performance of PP-R pipe systems in combination with copper in hot water recirculation systems. Jonathan Jackson speaks with hydraulic consultant David Steblina about those issues and how they can be worked around.
Where is Australia at with Backflow Prevention? Where is Australia at with Backflow Prevention?
19 Feb 2014
Peter McLennan, Secretary of the Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc., explains why he is concerned by the lack of resources dedicated to maintaining the protection of Australian drinking water.
Sucking it in Sucking it in
18 Feb 2014
Vacuum toilets are not foreign to most; however, the installation and servicing practices that are associated with them probably are. This is about to change.
A Worthy Investment A Worthy Investment
18 Feb 2014
CoINVEST administers the compulsory long service leave scheme for the construction industry – an initiative that allowed Dan Kennedy to realise a life-long dream.
World Plumbing Council Report World Plumbing Council Report
27 May 2013
The plumbing industry has been busy in the last few months, here's a wrap of what the World Plumbing Council (WPC) has been up to.
The story of ‘Pippy’, Pipe Perfection’s Morris J Van The story of ‘Pippy’, Pipe Perfection’s Morris J Van
27 Mar 2013
Ask any plumber and he’ll tell you they stumble across all sorts of things as they visit their customers. That’s how Darren Clancy came up with the idea of restoring a J Van and using it to market his plumbing business.
Leaders search for common ground Leaders search for common ground
25 Feb 2013
More than 60 people from all facets of the plumbing and mechanical industries attended a backflow industry symposium on February 12-13 at IAPMO World Headquarters West that sought to promote discussion and look for solutions on the challenges facing the cross-connection industry today.
Waterless toilet research
22 Oct 2012
Research sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to look into ways to build a waterless toilet for regions lacking sanitation.
50 Shades of Grey Water Plumbing 50 Shades of Grey Water Plumbing
06 Sep 2012 is leading a global exchange of innovative ideas, onsite experiences and best practice when it comes to managing and implementing grey water systems.
Pressure Attenuators - seven years on Pressure Attenuators - seven years on
28 Aug 2012
Pressure Attenuators, introduced by Studor to the market in 2003 and approved for use in Australia in 2005, have revolutionised multi-storey sanitary drainage in Australia.
Dealing with drain contamination Dealing with drain contamination
01 Feb 2012
A US study has found that plumbing systems may be a cause of human infection.
Holding onto Gen Y
18 Aug 2011
No matter where you come from, the division between the generations seems to be growing. What can plumbers do to stop this gulf from widening?
Changes in water consumption Changes in water consumption
18 Aug 2011
How urbanisation is changing water consumption and distribution and a new way to combat the problem of dissipating water resources.
The yellow plumber The yellow plumber
23 Nov 2010
As the world’s phosphate reserves continue to deplete, there is an opportunity to capture and reuse human urine as an agricultural fertiliser. Dimi Kyriakou investigates a new research initiative to develop the first urine diverting toilets in Australia.
World toilet summit
03 Aug 2010
For the first time ever, the World Toilet Summit will take place in the United States. This annual event brings together key global leaders in the sanitation and water arena to discuss and learn about innovations and business opportunities surrounding the global sanitation crisis that affects 40% of the world’s population.