Mar 04, 2021

Checking In #36: Kerry Stackpole on Legislative Issues & Plumbing Manufacturers

Checking In #36: Kerry Stackpole on Legislative Issues & Plumbing Manufacturers

In this episode of Checking In: A Series With WQP, WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello checks in with Kerry Stackpole, CEO and executive director for Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI). The chat reflects on lessons learned from the past year and explores the Biden administration's priorities in water. Stackpole explains PMI legislative priorities and what he hopes to see progress on, including issues such as WaterSense, infrastructure investment, tariffs and more. Finally, he offers advice to water professionals on how to engage with these issues.

Key moment & wisdom (22:10): “There’s this old saying in politics which is that, ‘If you’re not at the table, you’re likely on the menu.’ I think that for water professionals the trick is to be engaged...If you’re a water professional and you’re interested in these issues, you need to communicate that to your elected leaders. You need to partner with your industry associations and engage with your associations.”  

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