IAPMO March4Water Month

The IAPMO Group has launched March4Water Month to recognize the vital role of plumbing systems in building community resilience and protecting public health.

In March, the IAPMO Group launched March4Water Month, a new observance month to raise awareness in the U.S. about how safe and effective plumbing systems keep families and communities healthy and resilient. March also included World Plumbing Day on March 11 and World Water Day on March 22.

Each week in March will focus on a way that water and plumbing impacts lives with solutions to ensure communities are safeguarded and ready for the future. 

“More than ever, our communities face new challenges related to water and wastewater systems,” said Dave Viola, The IAPMO Group CEO and World Plumbing Council deputy chair. “Extreme weather events, sea level rise, and the aging infrastructure systems that govern our water supply increase the risks to our families without strong science-based codes and standards.”

March4Water features a range of activities and resources designed to educate and engage the public, including a customizable plumbing resiliency toolkit for communities, five free webinars from the IAPMO training library, and a social media toolkit to advance awareness and understanding.

“Water systems and plumbing standards are largely hometown issues because there are so many variables that impact different regions,” said IAPMO Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Services Officer Tom Palkon. “March4Water Month is about raising awareness at the grassroots level about how best to address local water policy and plumbing standards to keep people safe while making the best use of resources and promoting affordable homes and buildings.”

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The images above are some of the social media assets available from IAPMO to promote March4Water Month.