Industry Responds to California's Water Efficiency Measures, a Result of Ongoing Drought

California's Energy Commission has enacted sweeping emergency water efficiency measures. Key plumbing changes include requiring 1.28 gallon per flush water closets, 1 pint urinals, and 1.2-gallon per minute lavatory faucet as maximum consumption devices sold in the state as of Jan. 1, 2016. While PHCC supports water conservation efforts, we do have concerns with this accelerated implementation schedule to convert inventories to new compliant products.

HR Question of the Month

Termination, discharge: What are the requirements for notice to employees over the age of 40?

If you are releasing an employee over the age of 40, you’ll want to take note of these requirements regarding separation agreements, advance notice, and more. As an added service for PHCC members, Federated Insurance continues to address your top HR questions.


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Plumbing Industry Briefing Kicks Off Water Week

PHCC was part of an industry leadership panel that participated in a “Future of Water” Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill.


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