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The Road to a Standard for Flushability: October 2017 Update

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On July 24, 2017, the International Water Services Flushability Group (IWSFG) released their draft flushability standards for public comment.  Much work led up to this point and there is much more work ahead of us.    

Together, MESUG (Municipal Enforcement Sewer Use Group) and CWWA (Canadian Water and Wastewater Association) made an appeal to Canadian municipalities to contribute to a fund to support our efforts.  Thus far we have raised $17,750.00 to assist with the development of a Standard for Flushability.  With another $16,000 on its way in November 2017 we will be at a total of $33,750 or 22.5 % of our goal of $150,000, the quoted cost to develop a CSA or CGSB standard (2012 and 2014, respectively).  

CWWA, MESUG and IWSFG want to thank those who have contributed to this endeavour that affects all of us.  Please consider having your community contribute.  This is a small investment to address $millions/billions in damages nationally.


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