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Activity on the Infrastructure Funding Front

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In a televised address to Congress on Sept. 8, President Barack Obama called for the passage of the American Jobs Act, which includes investment in infrastructure for roads, bridges, railroads, airports and schools.

Jefferson County (Ala.) Seeks to Avoid Bankruptcy

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Jefferson County, Ala., mired in a financial crisis that could lead to bankruptcy proceedings, came one step closer to a resolution on Sept. 16 when the County Commission approved an agreement that included debt concessions and sewer rate hikes.

BUSINESS: RJN Group Inc. Expands with Opening of Memphis (Tenn.) Office

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RJN Group Inc. has expanded its Southern operations with the opening of a Tennessee office to service clients in the area.

WATER TREATMENT: Layne Water Technologies Group Opens Center of Excellence in Phoenix

WATER TREATMENT: Layne Water Technologies Group Opens Center of Excellence in Phoenix

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Layne Christensen Company announced in August the opening of its ?Center of Excellence? Facility in Phoenix. With a 130-year commitment to the water industry, this newest addition to the company?s footprint is strategically positioned to provide sustainable and economical water treatment solutions for both industrial and municipal applications.

WATER SYSTEM REHABILITATION: Wachs Water Services JV Receives Contract Extension in Atlanta

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Wachs Water Services, a leading provider of solutions for the management of aging water infrastructure in North America, announced that it has been awarded a $9.4-million contract extension to continue supporting the City of Atlanta, Ga., in its efforts to assess, test and survey thousands of valves and fire hydrants throughout the water network.

PEOPLE: United Water Annouces Staff Changes

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United Water announced that Lisette Provencher has been appointed senior vice president, operations support, for United Water and its parent company, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT North America, and that Nadine Leslie has been named president of United Water Environmental Services, the company?s contract services division.

PEOPLE: Berk Joins Black & Veatch?s Global Water Business

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Jeff Berk has joined Black & Veatch?s global water business as a Vice President and Senior Client Account Manager.

PEOPLE: AECOM Appoints Davert

PEOPLE: AECOM Appoints Davert

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AECOM Technology Corp., a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced a key appointment as the company continues to grow its business domestically and globally.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: CertainTeed Launches Online Pipe Flow Calculator

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CertainTeed is helping municipal water utilities and consulting engineers make the most economical and energy-efficient pipe material choices for their water distribution systems with its new, easy-to-use online pipe flow calculator.

PIPE INSPECTION: Pure Technologies Conducts Successful Wastewater Force Main Inspection

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Pure Technologies announced the completion of the first comprehensive inspection of a fully operational prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) wastewater force main.