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Sep 03, 2020

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Sensus

Kim Genardo

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Selects Sensus for Smart Utility Network

Along a well-traveled stretch of Winston-Salem’s Peters Creek Parkway, local motorists and visitors can’t miss the colorful, 50-foot-tall otter. Stretching 290 feet across the ground-level water tank, the artwork is a nod to both the local water supply and the North American River Otter that is indigenous to the Yadkin River.

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Sep 02, 2020

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Benjamin Media, Inc.

Heather Centorbi

Scholarships Available for Municipal & Public Utilities for the NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) — the leading association serving and promoting the North American trenchless industry — is pleased to announce municipal and public utility scholarship opportunities to attend the NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show, March 28 - April 1 in Orlando, Florida.

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Sep 01, 2020

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WPL Ltd

Lianne Ayling

Czech Town Welcomes Wastewater Treatment Installation

A new wastewater treatment system installed in a town in the Czech Republic will protect valued fishing ponds and raise the quality to required EU environmental standards.

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Aug 31, 2020

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Isle

Louise Elliott

Major Role for Wastewater Epidemiology in Tackling Covid-19

Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) has a significant part to play in identifying ‘silent’ Covid-19 cases in the community, research presented at the latest Water Action Platform webinar demonstrates. The regular webinars, which are open to all, are hosted by Isle chairman Dr Piers Clark and look at the new coronavirus and global pandemic through a water industry lens.

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Aug 28, 2020

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British Water

Lila Thompson

Paving the Way for Greater Inclusion in Water

A glass ceiling is still “looming over” women working across the water industry and despite some progress, the sector is being held back by exclusion, Ofwat chief executive Rachel Fletcher told a British Water conference. Fletcher was keynote speaker at Women on Water, which gathered 80 industry professionals together virtually to share experiences and advice to support and empower women working in all areas of the industry.

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Aug 27, 2020

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Herrenknecht AG

Achim Kühn

Mega Project Brenner Base Tunnel: First Milestone Achieved with Herrenknecht Tunnel Boring Machine

A first major step has been taken in the construction of the world's longest underground rail link with a length of twice 64 kilometers in total. In July, with the completion of the 16.7 km long exploratory tunnel, proud tunnelers at the Brenner Base Tunnel celebrated the first decisive breakthrough of a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine. A key structure for sustainable trans-European freight and passenger transport is being built on the north-south axis from Helsinki to Valletta.

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Aug 26, 2020

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Benjamin Media, Inc.

Heather Centorbi

Registration is Now Open for the 13th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Virtual Short Course

Due to lingering uncertainties regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course has been re-scheduled as an online-only event. It will take place Oct. 5-9, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT (US).

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Aug 25, 2020

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Xylem

Houston Spencer

Xylem Watermark Donates 40,000 Masks to Essential Water Workers in Rural Communities

Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship program of global water technology company Xylem Inc., announced it is sourcing and donating 40,000 N95 masks to frontline utility operators. The program is providing for the safety of essential water, wastewater and solid waste utility workers in smaller, rural and tribal utilities who have kept water flowing in their communities amidst the challenges of COVID-19. The first shipments of face masks began in late July.

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Aug 24, 2020

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Herrenknecht AG

Achim Kühn

A Special 2020 Training Day at Herrenknecht

In July 2020, wide-open plant gates provided young people from the company's home region with a diverse range of insights into around a dozen apprenticeships at Herrenknecht AG. About 200 visitors, young men and women with accompaniment, joined the 2020 Training Day.

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Aug 21, 2020

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Tentamus Group GmbH

Detecting & Monitoring Coronavirus in Wastewater

At Tentamus Group, we are happy to announce the launch of a new web tool capable of combining the results of the analysis of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in wastewater together with indicators of health evolution: TENTAMUS WATCHER.

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Aug 20, 2020

News

Joseph Szafran

American Water Awarded $5.1M Contract to Rehabilitate the City of Camden’s Combined Sewer Regulators

American Water, the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that its Contract Services Group, was awarded a $5.1 million contract by the City of Camden to rehabilitate 28 combined sewer regulators.

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Aug 19, 2020

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Black & Veatch

Malcolm Hallsworth

Black & Veatch Celebrates a Trio of Thames Water Wins

Black & Veatch has been awarded three new frameworks for Thames Water, the UK’s largest water utility.

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Aug 18, 2020

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Xylem

Kim Genardo

Georgia City Charges Forward on Water Loss Control with Sensus, a Xylem Brand

When the City of Dallas, Georgia, launched an initiative to get a handle on water loss, they couldn’t know just how far their journey would take them. The city began with a smart water meter pilot program that helped them reduce non-revenue water (NRW)—an undertaking that netted a $12,000 return in just four months. From there, City of Dallas Billing Clerk Amber Whisner and her team began to explore more ways to reduce water loss and improve service.

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Aug 17, 2020

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Vermeer Corporation

Total Equipment, Inc. Expands Vermeer Industrial Representation, Rebrands in Carribean Region

Total Equipment, Inc., a full-line Vermeer Industrial dealer headquartered in Puerto Rico, announced it has acquired the rights from Vermeer Caribbean to represent the Vermeer Industrial product line in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Aug 14, 2020

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Ovarro

James Brook

Finnish Utility Trial Asset Investment Planning Software

Finnish multi-utility Alva is the first in Scandinavia to trial Ovarro’s PIONEER asset investment planning (AIP) software. The six-month trial, which started in May focuses on Alva’s water distribution network, but will also assess the potential benefits of optimal investment planning right across its asset base.

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Aug 13, 2020

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Avacta Life Sciences Ltd

Avacta and Integumen PLC Collaborate for Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in Wastewater

Avacta Group plc, the developer of Affimer® biotherapeutics and reagents, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaboration with Integumen plc (“Integumen”) to evaluate recently generated Affimer reagents that bind the SARS-COV-2 spike protein for the detection of the coronavirus in waste water, to provide a real-time alert system to warn of localised COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Aug 12, 2020

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The Penetron Group

PENETRON ARC: A Protective Coating Against Acid Attack in Wastewater Facilities

The pumps at the Nova Piqueri Sewage Pumping Station on the Tietê River in São Paulo, Brazil went online in June 2020. PENETRON ARC, an innovative new acid-activated protective coating that effectively protects concrete structures exposed to highly acidic environments, was successfully applied at the new facility.

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Aug 11, 2020

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Vortex Companies

Vortex Companies Launches New Website, Improves Customer Experience

The Vortex Companies announced the launch of its new website, vortexcompanies.com, a testament to the company's growth that showcases its trenchless infrastructure services and trenchless rehabilitation products.

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Aug 10, 2020

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Stantec

Danny Craig

Kiewit-Stantec Design-Build Team Moving Forward on Critical LADWP Groundwater Projects

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is one step closer to remediating and restoring the beneficial use of the San Fernando Valley Groundwater Basin (SFB), providing a critical, local source of clean drinking water for the Los Angeles region.

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Aug 03, 2020

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British Water

Lila Thompson

Supporting Women's Water Careers in Uncertain Times

Career progression may have dropped down the list of priorities for women and men in the water industry during the Covid-19 crisis, while they manage new working arrangements and, in many cases, increased childcare responsibilities.

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Jul 31, 2020

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TEPPFA

Benefits of Plastic Pipes Summarised in New TEPPFA Brochure

Plastic pipe systems have become the preferred choice of architects, contractors and specifiers throughout Europe due to their many benefits, both inside the home, office or factory and above and below the ground.

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Jul 30, 2020

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Isle

Louise Elliott

Latest Learnings from the Water Action Platform

Assessing risk and determining responses to Covid-19 were major themes of the most recent Water Action Platform webinar which took place on 9 July. Here are six key learnings from the interactive event which was hosted by Isle chairman Piers Clark.

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Jul 29, 2020

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Herrenknecht AG

Achim Kühn

Mighty Breakthrough for Europe's Biggest Boring Machine

In Italy, the largest tunnel boring machine ever used in Europe successfully completed its drive in June. The supersize borer (Earth Pressure Balance Shield, diameter 15.87 meters) made by Herrenknecht in Schwanau, Baden/Southern Germany, dug 7.5 kilometers of highway tunnel through the Apennines. In cooperation with the customer, Herrenknecht designed a system for the machine, to protect the site crew from the expected methane gas deposits in the ground.

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Jul 28, 2020

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Kamstrup

Melissa Morris

Kamstrup Introduces Next-Generation Smart Meter Solution With Integrated Acoustic Leak Detection

Danish company Kamstrup, a world-leading supplier of energy and water metering solutions with headquarters in Denmark as well as local operations and a production facility in Roswell, Georgia, has launched its newest solution to the North American market: an acoustic leak detection solution consisting of the flowIQ® 2200 ultrasonic residential water meter, Leak Detector software and supporting services.

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Jul 27, 2020

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Imagine H2O Asia

Rising to the Region's Water Challenges: Meet the Imagine H2O Asia 2020 Accelerator Companies

Across South and Southeast Asia, the pursuit for new water solutions is intensifying as utilities and businesses strive to protect and sustain increasingly scarce resources. The eleven companies selected for Imagine H2O Asia 2020 each provide a distinct water innovation opportunity to alleviate the mounting water pressures facing communities across Asia-Pacific.

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