The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) CEO GP Russ Chaney has sent a letter to the White House and leaders in both houses of Congress outlining clear necessities on behalf of the plumbing industry that should be part of any legislation passed to address economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A copy of the letter may be read at https://bit.ly/2UkNrm8.
“The plumbing industry is at the heart of America’s response — ensuring that hundreds of millions of Americans have access to the water and sanitation critical to stopping the spread of this disease,” Chaney wrote. “To minimize the number of businesses closed and workers unemployed in our industry, and support those on the front lines who are securing access to safe, clean water and proper sanitation for all Americans, the response from Washington needs to be coordinated, massive, and focused on ensuring that all employers in our sector have the resources necessary to ride out the pandemic.”
Among the measures Chaney recommended were:
In March, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security identified plumbing industry professionals as indispensable in its "Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response."