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ASSOCIATIONS: Leadership Change at WEF

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced recently its plans to initiate a search for a new executive director to lead the 81-year old non-profit technical and educational water quality organization.

ASSOCIATIONS: LaFrance AWWA?s New Executive Director

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

AWWA named David B. LaFrance as its new executive director. He was scheduled to join the staff in May.

PIPE: JM Eagle to Issue 50-year Warranty

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

JM Eagle, the world?s largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, recently announced it is issuing an unprecedented 50-year warranty against manufacturing defects for its pipe products.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Council Meets in Schenectady, N.Y.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Council Meets in Schenectady, N.Y.

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

May 12-13 brought together 70 attendees from across the United States to discuss water issues facing large city mayors. Mayor Brian Stratton of Schenectady hosted the meeting.

CONFERENCES:  Record Design-Build Water/Wastewater Conference Held in Texas

CONFERENCES: Record Design-Build Water/Wastewater Conference Held in Texas

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Perhaps it was the destination ? the magnificent Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center in Dallas. Perhaps it was the coordination with the Design-Build Transport annual conference.

CONFERENCES: No-Dig Show a Success in Schaumburg, Ill.

CONFERENCES: No-Dig Show a Success in Schaumburg, Ill.

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) held its annual No-Dig Show May 2-7 and reported a record-breaking number of attendees for a non-international show ? a positive sign for the trenchless industry.

EPA to Initiate Rulemaking to Reduce

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating a rulemaking to better protect the environment and public health from the harmful effects of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and basement backups.

Design and Construction Markets Expected to Bottom Out in 2010

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Design and construction markets related to environment, infrastructure and facilities contracted in 2009, but management consultants Farkas Berkowitz & Co. forecast that these markets will bottom out in 2010 and enjoy at least modest growth in 2011.

Private Activity Bonds for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Private Activity Bonds for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Lifting the volume cap on private activity bonds (PABs) for water and sewer projects has been much-discussed over the last few years, with advocates saying that private investment could lead to more repair and replacement work on our aging infrastructure

Reducing Energy Costs in Water Utilities

Reducing Energy Costs in Water Utilities

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In the struggles associated with today?s economy and aging infrastructure, many utilities are faced with the financial challenge of meeting their operating budgets while finding capital funds to make needed improvements.