Rehab & Replacement

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

April 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

By Todd Danielson “Honey, why is the cat wet?” That is not a phrase people want to hear because most cats do not willingly get wet. Those of us in the utility world especially don’t want to hear the cat got wet because it could mean someone’s basement backed upRead More

City of Shreveport Takes on $500 Million Sewer Rehab Program

City of Shreveport Takes on $500 Million Sewer Rehab Program

April 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Judy Nishimoto, Rajbarath Panneerselvam, Jonathan Kunay, Kerry Coker, Autumn Permenter & Judy Williams The City of Shreveport, La., is a relatively small community with a population of around 195,000, in 2016. The city’s sanitary sewer infrastructure includes more than 1,100 miles — 5.8 million ft — of gravity sewer linesRead More

NASSCO appoints new executive director

NASSCO appoints new executive director

March 20, 2018 at 9:40 am 0 comments

The executive board of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has announced the appointment of Sheila Joy as its new executive director, effective April 2, 2018. Joy will report to NASSCO’s Board of Directors and lead NASSCO in its ongoing mission to set standards for the assessment, maintenanceRead More

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

March 7, 2018 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A new study from Utah State University (USU) examines the increasing number of water main breaks across the United States and Canada, as well as associated pipe materials and what the trend could mean for the future of water infrastructure. The study, titled “Water Main Break Rates in the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study,”Read More

Palms & Pipelines

Palms & Pipelines

March 5, 2018 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

West Palm Beach Completes Groundbreaking Force Main Rehabilitation By Sharon M. Bueno West Palm Beach, Florida, provided the perfect setting to demonstrate just how important trenchless methods are to a community looking to upgrade its underground infrastructure with minimal disturbance and impact to its residents. West Palm Beach officials turnedRead More

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

February 15, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE: GVA) and Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ: LAYN) have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Granite will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Layne in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $565 million, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction, which was unanimouslyRead More

DeBoda resigns as NASSCO executive director

DeBoda resigns as NASSCO executive director

January 16, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The Board of The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has accepted the resignation of Ted DeBoda, P.E., as its executive director. DeBoda will continue his role as a Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) Master Trainer and will provide consulting services to ensure a smooth transition. “At this juncture of myRead More

Pipe Relining Overview: CIPP Still the Market Leader

Pipe Relining Overview: CIPP Still the Market Leader

October 30, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

By Mike Kezdi As pipeline system owners – whether it be a municipality, utility or private entity – become more cognizant of the need to repair their aging and deteriorating systems, the trenchless pipe relining industry is there to greet them with open arms. Pipe relining, in all of itsRead More

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

October 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Prioritizes Water Main Replacement with Comprehensive Inspection Program Water asset management can be a lofty enterprise, particularly if you’re one of the largest utilities in the United States. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), established in 1918, covers nearly 1,000 sq-miles in Prince George’s andRead More

Warren, Nilsen join Sprayroq

Warren, Nilsen join Sprayroq

September 5, 2017 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Sprayroq, Inc. has announced the addition of Kyle Warren and Art Nilsen to its corporate team. Warren joins the Sprayroq organization as operations assistant, responsible for the technical and customer service side of Sprayroq’s operations team. He is becoming well-versed in the operation of both Graco and PMC spray applicationRead More

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