The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is the international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification and inspection of plumbing systems. ASPE is dedicated to the advancement of the science of plumbing engineering, to the professional growth and advancement of its members and the health, welfare and safety of the public.

ASPE was founded in 1964 and currently has around 6,300 members. The Richmond Chapter of ASPE was chartered on August 28th, 1968. It was the 5th Chapter to be chartered and the first on the East Coast. All members belong to ASPE worldwide and have the opportunity to belong to and participate in one of the 61 state, provincial, or local chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. ASPE chapters provide the major communication links and the first line of services and programs for the individual member. At chapter functions, members can network with others who represent all segments of the plumbing engineering, design, construction, and services industry. Chapters produce newsletters, conduct monthly technical meetings, and provide opportunities for education, professional development, and information sharing to help the membership stay abreast of current trends, code changes, and technologies in the plumbing engineering profession.