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New Name For PPI Division Reflects Expanding Use Of HDPE Conduit

May 18, 2017 - in News, Water

IRVING, Texas -  The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced today that its Conduit Division has been renamed the Power & Communications Division (PCD).  The change was prompted by growth within the division, uses of conduit in rapidly developing…

Padre Dam Receives Conceptual Approvals and $116.2 Million for East County Advanced Water Purification Program

May 16, 2017 - in Drinking water, Water

(Santee, CA – Padre Dam Municipal Water District received regulatory conceptual approvals for the East County Advanced Water Purification Program from…

Water Supply Project Earns Global Desalination Plant Honor

May 15, 2017 - in Drinking water, Water

Recognizing its size and technical complexity, the Escondida Water Supply (EWS) project in Chile was selected Industrial Desalination Plant of the Year…

SJE-Rhombus Named 2017 ESOP Company of the Year

May 15, 2017 - in Awards, Wastewater, Water

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - SJE-Rhombus®, a leading manufacturer of pump control solutions for the water and wastewater industry, has been named the 2017 ESOP Company of the Year. The award was presented by the ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Association…

CH2M Selected to Provide Operations and Maintenance Services for Township of Lucan Biddulph

May 15, 2017 - in Water

LUCAN, Ontario - The Township of Lucan Biddulph in Ontario, Canada, selected CH2M to provide operations and maintenance services for the Lucan Biddulph Water System for the next five years. The water system includes an inline booster station, elevated storage…

Water Subcommittee to Examine the Role of Integrated Planning in America’s Water Infrastructure

May 12, 2017 - in Water

Washington, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold a hearing next week to examine the status of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of its integrated planning policy.  The Subcommittee will focus on…

Rainwater Runoff Poses Threat to Indiana’s Waterways

May 11, 2017 - in Stormwater, Water

INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2017) -- Indiana’s extremely rainy start to spring may call for concern. Heavy rainfalls can cause fertilizer runoff into major waterways that serve as source waters and replenish groundwater supplies across the state.   Indiana…

CH2M, Evergreen State College Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Visualize a Future for Water Infrastructure

May 11, 2017 - in Wastewater, Water

PORTLAND, Ore.- Visualize a future where water infrastructure doesn't play a vital role in the daily lives of global citizens. Might seem hard to picture – yet, around the world water infrastructure is aging, and at risk for breakdowns. With dams averaging…

Longtime Utility Directors Launch WaterPIO, Communications Consulting Firm Serving Water, Wastewater Professionals Across North Carolina, Nation

May 4, 2017 - in Water

WILMINGTON, N.C.- Today two longtime utility directors launched a communications consulting firm dedicated to helping water and wastewater professionals across North Carolina and the nation meet their customers' growing expectations for information. WaterPIO…

NRDC REPORT: Nearly One in Four Americans’ Drinking Water Comes from Untested or Contaminated System

May 4, 2017 - in Drinking water, Water

WASHINGTON  – Nearly 77 million people—roughly a quarter of the U.S. population—spread across all 50 states were served by water systems reporting violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015, according to a report issued today by the Natural Resources…