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Association Insight May 31 2017

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WEEKLY EDITION May 31, 2017 Progress on New Standards for Non - Sewered Waste Systems Kos represents the PSAI at US Technical Advisory Group Meeting The United S tates Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Project Committee 305 met last week on the campus of Cal - Tech in Pasadena, California. PSAI Executive Director Karleen Kos represented the PSAI as one of ab out a dozen US stakeholders in attendance at the three - day meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to review some 278 comments received from similar TAGs around the world on the draft standard for non - sewered waste systems. The new standard is expected t o enable the development of sanitation systems that promote economic, social, and environmental sustainability through strategies that may include minimizing resource consumption (e.g. water, energy) and maximizing reusable output. Implementation of this I nternational Standard is intended to promote the introduction of sustainable sanitation systems where traditional sanitary sewer systems are unavailable. New technologies, currently under development with assistance from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and its "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge," are in various stages of testing. Information about many of them can be found in Kos' 2016 Nuts and Bolts pres entation located here behind the Members - only pay wall on the PSAI's website. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Cal - Tech's Resnick Institute hosted the three day meeting of the US TAG working on the draft standard for non - sewered sanitation systems. And the Survey Says… The PSAI's annual survey of the portable sanitation industry has provided some important insights regarding perceptions of the business, the future, and the PSAI. Today and in the next few weeks we will highlight some of the findings and tell you what the PSAI plans to do with the data. This week we will cover Part I: How the PSAI is Performing. Next week we will cover industry trends and respondents' concerns for the future. G enerally speaking, respondents are pleased with the direction of the PSAI. On a 1 - 10 scale where 10 is best, the numbers continue to climb. This year's average was 8.04 compared with 7.79 in 2016 and lower numbers in prior years. Congratulations to Ami Dillenburg of Nature's Way Portable Units in Lone Rock, Wisconsin, who won two free registrations to the 2017 Nuts and Bolts Educational Conference in Minneapolis as a thank you for filling out the survey! Who filled out the survey? One hundred fourteen (114) people completed some or all of the survey. • 84% current Members, 5% former or retired Members, 11% have never been a Member • 61% Operators, 33% Suppliers, 3% both, 3% other

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