WaterBriefs: Woodard & Curran wins Concord, Mass., SCADA service contract

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-- American Water to sponsor U.S. Conference of Mayors conservation award
-- Sensus' TouchCoupler tops half-million distributions in a year
-- Norm Sendler of Ecosure to partner with Atlantium
-- Beckhoff Automation hires new Central Region sales manager
-- Earth Tech names North American water business development director
-- Experts to address key global issues at Plastics Pipes XIII in Washington, DC
-- CWP announces next article in Wetlands & Watershed Series
-- MLUI reviews Mich. case that prompts Supremes step into wetlands
-- New England Tank, Aquastore take on a tight fit in Vt. tank installation
-- Canada site of Fresh Creek Technologies' first TRASHMASTER installation

Woodard & Curran wins Concord, Mass., SCADA service contract -- CONCORD, MA, June 23, 2006 -- The town of Concord, MA, has awarded Woodard & Curran a three-year supervisory controls and data acquisition (SCADA) service contract worth $490,000. The town solicited qualifications for a SCADA contract that included capital water and wastewater upgrades, as well as ongoing maintenance work....
Also see:
-- "North Fort Myers Utility renews contract with Woodard & Curran"
-- "Tufts University recognizes Woodard & Curran senior vice president"

American Water CEO addresses U.S. Conference of Mayors -- Company to sponsor Municipal Water Conservation Achievement Award -- VOORHEES, NJ -- June 22, 2006 -- President and CEO Donald L. Correll addressed municipal decision makers this month during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) annual meeting to raise awareness of the important role sustainable water resources play in economic viability and community development. As the largest owner and operator of water services in North America, American Water is dedicated to educating consumers and municipal leaders about using water wisely and implementing practical water resource solutions. It's encouraging towns to explore innovative conservation approaches through its sponsorship of the 2006 USCM Municipal Water Conservation Achievement Award, established by the USCM Urban Water Council...

Sensus' TouchCoupler tops half-million distributions in a year
Pittsburgh, PA -- Sensus Metering Systems has topped the half-million-unit milestone in shipping one of its newest products, TouchCoupler, to its customers in the water metering industry, since introducing it to the market last spring. TouchCoupler technology enables utilities using two-wire TouchRead applications to easily upgrade to Radio Frequency (RF) technology. It also enables existing TouchRead customers to upgrade to RadioRead or FixNet by simply plugging the existing TouchRead Pit Lit (TRPL) sensor or TouchPad into the Sensus RF transmitter. Installation also saves time and money because the application snaps into place without the need to handle wire connections...

Norm Sendler, 30-year water industry veteran, to partner with Atlantium -- Seasoned water industry professional joins the developers of hydro-optic technology -- HAR TUV, Israel, June 22, 2006 -- Atlantium, the developer of Hydro-Optic Disinfection (HOD) systems, is pleased to announce that Norm Sendler of Ecosure Inc. of Mesa, Arizona, is now Atlantium's U.S. sales manager. The company's HOD technology is based on both ultraviolet light and advanced fiber-optic principles that guarantee a complete microbial kill. With installations across Europe and the Middle East, Atlantium's system is field-proven in several industries...

Beckhoff Automation hires new Central Region sales manager -- MINNEAPOLIS, June 22, 2005 -- Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce that David Samdahl has been hired as Sales Manager for the company's Central Region. Samdahl now serves Beckhoff customers in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. Samdahl is based in the Beckhoff Automation North American headquarters office, which is located in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville...

Earth Tech names North American water business development director -- LONG BEACH, CA, June 22, 2006 -- Earth Tech Inc., a business unit of Tyco International Ltd., and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has named Stan Spencer Business Development Director for its North American water practice. He will be based in Earth Tech's Markham, Ontario, office and report to Rob Andrews, Director of Earth Tech's Water/Wastewater Practice for its North American Consulting & Engineering business...
Also see: "Earth Tech awarded five-year hazardous waste substance response contract for Georgia Environmental Protection Division"

Experts to address key global issues at Plastics Pipes XIII in Washington, DC -- WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2006 -- More than 500 international delegates from over 40 countries are expected to attend Plastics Pipe XIII, to be held this year Oct. 2-5 in nation's capital. They'll explore strategies on sustainable development, energy efficiency, recycling and drinking water quality, and nearly 100 other topics. The challenges of our collective underground infrastructure know no borders, and every two years the plastic pipe industry leaders work with their global counterparts to exchange ideas and identify opportunities for solutions...

CWP announces next article in Wetlands & Watershed Series -- ELLICOTT CITY, MD, June 22, 2006 -- Second article from Center for Watershed Protection focuses on 'Using Local Watershed Plans to Protect Wetlands,' a topic more noteworthy after last summer's increased damage in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina due to wetlands losses in recent decades. It briefly describes a proposed framework for integrating wetland management in the context of local watershed planning efforts...

Supremes step into wetlands -- BEAULAH, MI, June 21, 2006 -- The Michigan Land Use Institute takes a pre-post look at the recently decided Supreme Court regarding federal jurisdiction over wetlands as part of the Clean Water Act. Monday's Supreme Court decision on the notorious Rapanos wetlands case, notes MLUI managing editor Jim Dulzo, left us hangin'. Intern Ben Buchwalter debuts with a close look at the case, written days before the Supremes' decision. The article -- "Lawbreaker or Principled Resistor? Rapanos High Court decision looms on Michigan wetlands case" -- is updated with a summary of what the justices here...

New England Tank, Aquastore take on a tight fit with quick turnaround -- EAST SYRACUSE, NY, June 21, 2006 -- When the city of St. Albans, Vermont decided to move ahead with a second 1.38 million gallon tank for its wastewater treatment plant, it wanted to move quickly. The city chose to erect a twin to its original sludge storage tank, which was built in the mid-1980's as part of the original plant design. The engineers on the project contacted New England Tank, the authorized Aquastore Tank dealer based in East Syracuse, NY...

Fresh Creek Technologies Inc. to install first TRASHMASTER net capture system -- CEDAR GROVE, NJ, June 21, 2006 -- With two years in research and development, the underground installation at a pumping station on the Bay of Kingston on Lake Ontario, near Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is engineered with a bypass vent to an outflow containing the TRASHMASTER™ stormwater management system. This is the first installation for the system and a major step forward in handling trash, debris and floatables in low flow rate applications from the producers of the Netting TrashTrap® technology...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: New approaches needed for sustainable water, World Urban Forum told" -- Also in this report (June 22, 2006): Sweden's Alfa Laval acquires Tranter; Global water quality, scarcity drive water infrastructure needs - Water-Stocks.com; United Utilities to help deliver Scottish Water's 2006-10 capital investment program; Pioneering UK scientist Dr. Tom Palin dies; ICS creates wastewater solution for OHSU medical building; EffTec enters license agreement with Garratt-Callahan Co.; E.ON Benelux purchases Itron's MetrixIDR Retail; EPA awards ICF International $32M contract; Ofwat takes hard line on Thames Water's failure to achieve leakage target; UN commission signs unprecedented water accord with Republic of Korea; 'Storing Water' premiers on KCET July 9; Fourth in 'California's Water' series; Robbins & Myers to deploy software to streamline Moyno engineering automation; Siemens maintains leadership in U.S., global patents; CH2M HILL receives Singapore Regional Headquarters Award; CONTECH Stormwater Solutions names New England stormwater consultant; EWA celebrates its silver jubilee - 25 years for European water protection; Amiantit's Indian venture wins $22.5M in power, petroleum piping contracts; AGA names ' Galvanize the Future' scholarship winners; Chemical makers ordered to pay $178M for contaminating water; Calif. DWR recommends $21.5M in water desalination grants, schedules public workshop; North Dakota's EERC signs UAE agreement for Mid-East environmental opportunities; $18M 'Smart Water' centre in the pipeline for Australian university; Beijing's planned water supply faces pollution threat; Sanyo Electric, Institut Technologi Bandung to collaborate on water purification R&D; World Bank provides $110M for water resources, disease reduction in Senegal River Basin; Afghanistan: World Bank supports water, agriculture sectors; H2O Innovation concludes agency agreement with WATCO, wins contract in UAE...

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