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CIPH board approves CAPM as a council within CIPH

November 26, 2015  By Ground Water Canada

Toronto – On Nov. 16, 2015, the CIPH Board of Directors voted to approve the transition of the Canadian Association of Pump Manufacturers (CAPM) into a Council within CIPH known as the “Canadian Water Systems Council.”

Since 1949, CAPM was the national trade association representing the Canadian potable and wastewater pump industry. In January 2015, faced with a changing business landscape, the CAPM Board of Directors began the process of examining the future of the association, the association said in a news release. Many options were discussed, including trying to find ways of growing membership or creating a council under CIPH.

On Nov. 3, 2015, the CAPM members voted unanimously to dissolve CAPM and transition into a council under CIPH.


“On behalf of CIPH, we would like to extend an official welcome to the Canadian Water Systems Council,” said Siân Smith, CIPH chairman of the board, in the release. “This is truly an exciting opportunity for us all as we navigate together to strengthen this sector of the industry.”

“Most members of CAPM are already members of CIPH and the transition will mean greater access to networking events, training opportunities, a stronger voice with government agencies and a competitive edge with access to industry statistics and reports,” said CAPM president Richard Barg.

Under the new Canadian Water Systems Council, the scope and mandate will also be expanded to include previously unrepresented aspects of water and pump use such as grey water, rainwater recycling and reuse.

The official dissolution of CAPM will occur in early 2016.

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