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Mar 30, 2020

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Pipeline Plastics

Rita Quintero

Pipeline Plastics Promotes Mike Leathers to President and Chief Operating Officer

Pipeline Plastics, LLC announced that its Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Monty Fisher, and its Board of Directors have promoted Mike Leathers to both President and Chief Operating Officer. Leathers, who currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Pipeline Plastics, will continue to work alongside CEO Fisher to champion Pipeline Plastics in its critical role within the industry as a leading manufacturer of leak-free, corrosion resistant HDPE pressure pipe.

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Mar 27, 2020

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Electro Scan Inc.

Carissa Boudwin

Electro Scan Completes Trial Project for Sydney Water Using Its Advanced Machine-Intelligent Leak Detection Technology

Electro Scan Inc., a leading provider of machine-intelligent pipeline assessment products and services announced that it has completed a trial project of its technology with Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water utility. Traditionally, water utilities have relied on high resolution cameras and visual inspection to manually assess defects inside of sewer pipes having low flows or restricted flows.

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Mar 26, 2020

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Vermeer

Todd Versteeg

Vermeer Debuts New D220x500 S3 Navigator® Horizontal Directional Drill

Building on the success of the D220x300 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD), which created a new category in the HDD industry, Vermeer is setting a new standard with the D220x500 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill. With the ability to be configured for large-diameter water and utility installs in urban areas, as well as challenging pipeline work, the Vermeer D220x500 S3 delivers up to 54,000 foot pounds (39,828.2 Nm) of torque at a spindle speed of 36 revolutions per minute, 240,400 pounds (1069.4 kN) of thrust/pullback, and fluid flow rates of up to 350 gallons per minute (1324.9 L/min) if the onboard pump is selected.

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Mar 25, 2020

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Ovarro Ltd.

James Brook

Rebrand Readies Technology Company for Growth

A new word enters the water technology lexicon in March with a bold rebrand by Servelec Technologies and recent acquisition, leak detection specialist Primayer. The two companies are now united under one brand and one name: Ovarro.

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Mar 24, 2020

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Vermeer

Todd Versteeg

Vermeer Standard Telematics Free for 3 Years on New Industrial Equipment Purchases

Vermeer announces that it will begin offering three years of telematics service on all new Vermeer industrial equipment. The Vermeer standard telematics package includes access to operating hours, GPS location and geofencing capabilities to help contractors stay informed about the service needs of their fleet.

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Mar 23, 2020

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Envirosight

The Demand for Cross Bore Inspection Services is Growing

Identifying and eliminating cross bores is a top priority for gas utilities. In fact, millions of dollars are being invested in mitigating cross bore risks. These projects can be low-hanging fruit for sewer inspection contractors looking to grow their business.

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Mar 20, 2020

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Stantec

Danny Craig

Stantec Team Chosen to Lead Design for Bull Run Filtration Project to Improve Water Quality, Reliability, and System Resiliency

Stantec, in association with Carollo Engineers and other local firms, has been selected by the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) for on-site design services for the Bull Run Filtration Project. The project also includes a collaboration with PWB and a Program Management/Support Services consultant to integrate the new facility into the existing infrastructure.

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Mar 19, 2020

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Itron, Inc.

Alison Mallahan

Itron and Smart Energy Water Sign Reseller Agreement to Promote Customer Experience in the Global Energy and Water Industries

Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, and Smart Energy Water (SEW), provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud solutions for customer experience, mobile workforce engagement and smart AI/ML/IoT analytics, signed a reseller agreement to promote customer experience.

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Mar 18, 2020

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Xylem Inc.

Spencer Houston

Xylem Appoints Two New Commercial and Segment Leaders to Executive Team

Global water technology company, Xylem, announced two senior appointments to its executive team.

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Mar 17, 2020

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TRUVAC

Melissa Troha

TRUVAC® Partners with Ditch Witch® in Colorado and Oklahoma

TRUVAC®, a premium brand of vacuum excavation equipment manufactured by Vactor® Manufacturing, Incorporated, a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, announced the addition of two new dealers to their network. Ditch Witch® of the Rockies, which is located in Colorado, and Ditch Witch® of Oklahoma will now be offering the full line of TRUVAC vacuum excavators.

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Mar 16, 2020

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BHR Group

Kate Goldberg

Pump That Sludge – With Optimum Efficiency

Efficient sludge pumping has an important role to play as water companies gear up for zero carbon, says Mick Dawson, consultancy director, BHR Group, who urges designers and operators to better understand their sludge systems.

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Mar 13, 2020

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Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.

Lisa Marchewka

Evoqua Water Technologies Appoints Lisa Glatch to Its Board of Directors

Evoqua Water Technologies, an industry leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions, announced the appointment of Lisa Glatch to its Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to welcome Lisa to Evoqua’s Board of Directors,” said Ron Keating, CEO of Evoqua. “As an independent director, Lisa brings significant industry knowledge and a wealth of experience managing diverse organizations.”

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Mar 12, 2020

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McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.

Geoff Koch Named New VP of Product Development at McElroy

McElroy announces the appointment of Geoff Koch, P.E., as vice president of product development, who will help lead the continuing evolution and global impact of McElroy pipe fusion equipment.

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Mar 11, 2020

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British Water

Mar Barista

British Water Launches Micropollutants Technical Group

A collaborative technical focus group has been set up by British Water to find new ways to reduce levels of micropollutants in wastewater. The group, which comprises British Water members, had its first meeting this February and will meet again in May.

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Mar 10, 2020

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MC-Bauchemie Müller GmbH & Co. KG

Saki M. Moysidis

New Sales Managers for Infrastructure, Industry & Buildings and for the Ombran Division in Germany

Thomas Schneider (46) has taken on the newly created role of Sales Manager for Infrastructure, Industry & Buildings in Germany effective 1 January 2020 --- Andreas Over (43) has been appointed Sales Manager for the om-bran division of MC-Bauchemie Müller GmbH & Co. KG in Germany.

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Mar 09, 2020

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The Robbins Company

Desiree Willis

Robbins Main Beam Overcomes Obstacles in Guangxi Province

In January 2020, a Robbins 5.97 m (19.6 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM cleared its final hurdle when it broke through in Guangxi Province, China. The TBM excavated its first of two tunnels, an 11.9 km (7.4 mi) long conduit for Lot 1 of the North Line Water Irrigation Project, Letan Water Reservoir, Drought-Relief. The tunnel was marked by a gauntlet of challenges, from karst cavities to fault zones and water inflows.

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Mar 06, 2020

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Brian Dingerdissen

Essential Utilities Inc. Announces New Vice President of Operations for Aqua Family of Companies

Essential Utilities Inc. announced the appointment of Mark McKoy as vice president of operations for Aqua, which provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 3 million people across eight states.

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Mar 05, 2020

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British Water

Lila Thompson

All Sectors Need to Pull Together, Says EA Chair

The water industry needs to pull together with other sectors to meet the challenge of climate change, Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd told a gathering of over 200 water industry professionals at a British Water networking reception.

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Mar 04, 2020

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Bureau of Reclamation

President Proposes $1.1 Billion in Fiscal Year 2021 for Bureau of Reclamation and They Receive $3.5 Million for 19 Projects That Will Inform Water Management Decisions

Budget continues Bureau of Reclamation’s efforts to enhance water and hydropower reliability across the west. --- Projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington selected.

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Mar 03, 2020

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ESCO Tool - A Unit of Esco Technologies, Inc.

Matthew Brennan,

New Esco FLANGE HOG 110® Flange Facing Tool Eliminates the Need to Replace Flanges in Virtually any Flanged Piping System

Esco Tool has introduced a new portable and compact flange facing tool that eliminates the need to cut pipe and replace flanges when changing valves in virtually any flanged piping system. Easy to setup and use, it requires only about a 10” opening between flanges and refaces damaged RF and FF gasket seats on flanges with a phonographic finish that meets B16.5 standards.

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Mar 02, 2020

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Black & Veatch

Malcolm Hallsworth

Black & Veatch Joins Forces with Rezatec to Bring a New Perspective to the Management of Utility Infrastructure

Black & Veatch is announcing a strategic partnership with Rezatec to collaboratively develop decision support tools that enable owners and operators of infrastructure assets to make intelligent, business critical decisions using geospatial analytics.

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Feb 28, 2020

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North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)

Jenna Hale

North American Society for Trenchless Technology Celebrates 30 Years

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) celebrates 30 years of industry advocacy and education in 2020. NASTT is an engineering society of individuals, public organizations and private companies with strong beliefs in the practical, social and environmental benefits of trenchless technology.

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Feb 27, 2020

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American Water

Joseph Szafran

American Water Named One of the 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies

American Water, the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that it was named as one of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies by Barron’s Magazine.

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Feb 26, 2020

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Banyan Water

The Banyan W.A.T.E.R. Report Reveals Water Complexities Threatening Enterprise Resource Management Systems

Banyan Water, the leading provider of data-driven water conservation software for the built environment, today released its inaugural Banyan Water Analysis Trends and Emerging Risk (W.A.T.E.R.) Report.

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Feb 25, 2020

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Named to CDP’s Water “A List”

Strategies and activities to protect water resources recognized for fourth consecutive year

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