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Meet the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, ahead of World Plumbing Day


March 8, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

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In Canada, the plumbing community is represented by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH).

Every March 11 since 2010, this industry association joins other plumbing organizations and groups around the globe along with the World Plumbing Council to celebrate the important, essential work of plumbing professionals on World Plumbing Day.

CIPH member companies and their more than 25,000 employees from coast to coast are making Canadian lives better every day:

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  • Candian plumbing and heating manufacturers and distributors provide the products and technologies that deliver clean, safe drinking water as well as comfortable and efficient home heating. Modern plumbing and heating products allow Canadians to have fresh, safe running water and warm homes.
  • CIPH member companies, and their employees, care about the world we live in. Member companies invest heavily in research and standards development to produce water and energy saving products and systems.
  • CIPH and its member companies and their employees have helped thousands of Canadian families move into decent and affordable homes through our 25+ year partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada. That’s on top of the contributions that members and their employees make in their own communities to Habitat and other organizations.
  • CIPH members are at the forefront of developing and continually improving products and technologies to help to safeguard people’s health and safety at home and in public spaces; from products like hands-free faucets and toilets that can reduce exposure to germs and viruses to hydronic (hot water) heating systems that heat homes and businesses comfortably and efficiently.

The Canadian Water Systems Council (CWSC), formerly known as the Canadian Association of Pump Manufacturers (CAPM), became a council within CIPH in 2015.

Founded in Montreal in 1933, the CIPH is a not-for-profit trade association that is committed to providing members with the tools for success in today’s competitive environment. More than 280 companies are members of this influential Canadian industry association. They are the manufacturers, wholesaler distributors, master distributors, manufacturers’ agents, and allied companies who manufacture and distribute plumbing, heating, hydronic, industrial PVF, and waterworks, and other mechanical products.

The Canadian Water Systems Council (CWSC), formerly known as the Canadian Association of Pump Manufacturers (CAPM), became a council within CIPH in 2015. Since 1949, CAPM was the national trade association representing the Canadian potable and wastewater industry. But faced with a changing business landscape and declining membership base, the CAPM members voted unanimously to dissolve CAPM and transition it into a council within CIPH. 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.