January 6, 2009 MOU Signing Quotes


Mary Ann Dickinson, Executive Director of AWE:

“The Alliance for Water Efficiency is pleased to be able to participate in this historic unity of the nation’s plumbing organizations on the subject of water efficiency research. By joining forces, we can collectively better use our resources to advance water efficiency research in areas where there is a common interest and need. We want to make sure that as we move forward with changes in water efficiency requirements, those changes are based on solid research in the field.”


Russ Chaney, Executive Director of IAPMO:

“The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding provides the plumbing industry with an exciting opportunity to come together and conduct research projects that will help achieve meaningful water and energy efficiencies. In light of our nation’s current economic crisis, it is now more important than ever to bring all of the best minds together and align our efforts so that we can develop research programs that take all of our stakeholder interests into account.”


Rick Weiland, Chief Executive Officer of ICC:

“With the new administration’s desire to upgrade the country’s infrastructure, environmental concerns pertaining to water efficiency, and the development of the latest technology, this MOU is the perfect opportunity to provide timely real‐world research to sensibly accomplish these goals. This initiative is in perfect alignment with our members’ objectives.”

Jay Peters, Executive Director, Plumbing & Mechanical Activities of ICC:

“Over the last 10 years, our members have been intimately involved in developing energy conservation and plumbing codes that enhance public safety while saving valuable resources. ICC’s plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas (PMG) membership is proud to be a member of this coalition representing their industry.”


Kevin Tindall, a member plumbing contractor from New Jersey:

“The plumbers are on the firing line when new technologies come to market. It is in our best interest to make sure they are truly effective, because if they aren’t, we will be the ones the customers call. We are proud to support this important effort to conserve water and energy in our communities.”


Jay Krecek, Board Director of PMI:

“On behalf of the members of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute and the Board of Directors, I am pleased to express our enthusiasm for the formation of this important research coalition.

This Memorandum of Understanding formalizes the working relationship that we have already built with the various signatories of the document and it will strengthen that relationship around our common goals. The result will be much‐needed research in the area of water efficiency, public safety, and product performance.”

Barbara Higgens, Executive Director of PMI:

“Water efficiency forms the first tenet of the PMI mission statement, which is: To promote the water efficiency, health, safety and quality of plumbing products while maximizing consumer choice and value in a fair and open marketplace.

Water is critical to our future. Together, we will work to encourage the wise use of this precious element.

PMI is delighted to be a part of this important coalition.”

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