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ABC Predicts 2012 Will Be a Slow Year for Construction

December 23, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in November released its 2012 economic forecast for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industry.

Pioneering Spirit in Colorado

Pioneering Spirit in Colorado

December 23, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2011, the Consolidated Mutual Water Company (CMWC) in Lakewood, Colo., is continuing the pioneering spirit of the company founders who banded together to provide water for the growing population in the West.

?Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure? Focus of UIM Conference

?Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure? Focus of UIM Conference

November 1, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Sustainable infrastructure systems have been increasingly discussed in recent years. But perhaps just as important is resiliency. How quickly can a water system bounce back after an incident? It comes down to planning and preparation.

RedZone Robotics Announces Acquisition of Cleanflow Systems

November 1, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

RedZone Robotics, Inc. announced the acquisition of Cleanflow Systems, a leading provider of wastewater condition assessment technologies based in New Zealand. RedZone is a leading designer and manufacturer of robotic wastewater inspection technologies and related analytic and decision-support tools, serving municipalities, contractors, and engineering firms.

Echologics Signs 3-Year Agreement for Leak Detection and Pipe Condition Assessment Services with United Water

November 1, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Echologics, a developer and leading provider of acoustic-based technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment, secured a three-year master services agreement with United Water.

WEFTEC 2011 Attracts Strong Crowd to Los Angeles

November 1, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

A total of 16,961 water professionals and 923 exhibiting companies from around the world attended WEFTEC 2011?the Water Environment Federation?s (WEF) 84th annual Technical Exhibition and Conference Oct. 16-19 in Los Angeles.

Xylem Launches as New Global, Pure-play Water Technology Company

November 1, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) announced Oct. 31 that it has completed its spinoff from ITT Corp., and has begun operations as a $3.2 billion standalone global water technology company.

The Keys to the Vault

November 1, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

One of the great ironies in the water industry ? in addition to the central irony that we generally pay so little for something of such irreplaceable value ? is the fact that so many cities are in desperate need of investment in infrastructure while so much money is available, but seemingly just out of reach.

Tapping into Solar Power

Tapping into Solar Power

November 1, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

With the tremendous cost associated with the treatment and distribution of water, many water districts are going solar for protection from rising electricity costs.

Fact-Based Planning Enables Long-Term Savings for Water Pipe Systems

Fact-Based Planning Enables Long-Term Savings for Water Pipe Systems

October 12, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Perhaps the three most important questions facing a municipal water department today are, ?How do you predict how long our water distribution system will last?,? ?When must we start planning for replacement?? and ?What?s the true cost over the lifetime of the system??