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Apr 09, 2020

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visaplan GmbH

Marisa Lange

Happy Easter!

...from UNITRACC's team.

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Apr 09, 2020

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egeplast international GmbH

Dr. Nina Strumann

egeplast international Acquires Majority Stake in Extena, Market and Quality Leader for Plastic Pipes in Sweden

egeplast international GmbH, a medium-sized family enterprise based in Greven, Germany, acquires a 75-percent stake in the Swedish company Extena AB. Extena is the leading provider of plastic pipes for the Swedish infrastructure. Founded in 1976 in Norsjö and with a headcount of approx. 40, the company generated EUR 17 million in profitable sales in 2019. It was agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.

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Apr 08, 2020

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Ofwat

Ofwat Chief Urges Suppliers to “Be Assertive”

Ofwat’s chief executive Rachel Fletcher urged members of the supply community to actively engage with water companies and be assertive to ensure their voices are heard ahead of the 2020-2025 investment period.

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Apr 07, 2020

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TEPPFA

TEPPFA Calls on EU and Member State Authorities to List Drinking Water, Sanitation and Waste Water and Their Supply Chains as Vital Under COVID 19 Restrictive Measures

TEPPFA is the Brussels based leading voice of plastic pipe and fittings manufacturers. The 12 direct company members – most of them worldwide leading multinationals – combined with the indirect local company members from 15 national associations represent 350 production sites in Europe that manufacture 3 million tons of plastic pipe systems per year.

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Apr 06, 2020

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New Jersey American Water

Denise Venuti Free

New Jersey American Water to Continue Planned Infrastructure Work Amidst COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Pipeline replacements and other planned system improvements to continue as essential work to provide reliable water and wastewater services.

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Apr 03, 2020

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Xylem Inc.

Houston Spencer

Xylem Withdraws First Quarter and Full-Year Guidance, Continues Serving Customers on Front Lines of Essential Services

Global water technology company Xylem Inc. withdrew its financial guidance for the first quarter of 2020 and for the full year, because of the impact of COVID-19.

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Apr 02, 2020

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Electro Scan (UK) Limited

Brad Weston

Electro Scan (UK) Ltd. Achieves UK Health & Safety Accreditation to Deliver Next Generation AMP 7 Leak Detection Surveys

New SSIP & SafeContractor status adds to the company’s ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001 certifications to support projects with UK water companies and framework suppliers.

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Apr 01, 2020

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Granite

Erin Kuhlman

Granite Awarded $36 Million Water Infrastructure Project in Northern California

Granite announced it has been awarded a $36 million contract by the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) for the Folsom Lake Intake Improvements Project in El Dorado Hills, California, located approximately 20 miles east of Sacramento.

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Mar 31, 2020

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Mgr. Communications

Donna Alston

Essential Utilities Breaks Ground on New Water Quality Laboratory to Serve Aqua Customers

Essential Utilities Inc. CEO Christopher Franklin and Chief Environmental Officer Dr. Chris Crockett joined Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca, DEP Regional Director Pat Patterson and a host of state and regional elected officials and contractors as they broke ground on the site of Aqua’s new water quality laboratory.

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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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