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Greetings!

The ides of March are upon us! It’s that time of year where the cold starts to roll back and the warmer days start to roll in. Spring Training games, golf tournaments, and plenty of sunshine. Speaking of spring training games and golf tournaments, we are just a few weeks away from our annual ASPE Phoenix Chapter Golf Tournament on March 16th at Starfire Golf Course (see home web page for details). And, as I write this, we are one week away from our AYP Social Event at Sloan Park in Mesa to catch a spring training game (Cubs vs. Angels) and enjoy some time in the sun. Hope to see you all there!

I’d also like to announce that our Women of ASPE (WOA) Summer Water Drive is officially underway. We are asking that cases of water bottles be donated to benefit the homeless community here in Arizona during the hot summer months. If you would like to donate bottled water, please feel free to bring your cases of water to the next ASPE Chapter meeting on March 20th or you can arrange to drop them off at the addresses listed at the bottom of the page (see bottom of this page). The cases will then be collected and delivered to one of the many drop off locations around the valley where the water bottles will be used to help hydrate those in need.  The members with the largest donations will be winning some pretty neat plumbing fixtures! And….we are also offering a featured advertiser opportunity for our September ASPE meeting to the manufacturer or sales company that donates the most cases. Please check out the cover page of our website for further info.

As you may have noticed, we have been dedicating this year’s chapter technical sessions around the topic of legionella. While we aim to provide variety in our technical sessions, the Phoenix Chapter Board decided this year that we wanted to emerge ourselves in legionella education. Many aspects of plumbing design are being overcome with questions and issues pertaining to legionella. ASPE Phoenix feels it is important offer legionella education to our members and allow them to have an educational advantage in designing their plumbing systems to mitigate risks associated with legionella. On March 20th we will continue this endeavor and will be welcoming Tim Keane with Legionella Risk Management who will be further discussing proper implementation of ASHRAE 188 in plumbing design, contractor liability, budgetary concerns, and much more related to legionella risk management. You won’t want to miss this meeting!

Be safe, take care, and hope to see you all soon!

Warm Regards.

Thanks for supporting ASPE

Mathew Klem, CPD
Energy Systems Design
Phoenix ASPE Chapter President