WATER INDUSTRY WIRE NEWS

Icon Water, previously ACTEW, to remain in public hands, ACT Chief Minister says

May 4, 2015

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has indicated the territory's water utility will stay in public hands as it today changed its name to Icon Water.

Results in: bore supply for Broken Hill beyond spring 2016

May 4, 2015 Water authorities say they're confident they've secured two years drinking supply for the city of Broken Hill.Total storage in the Menindee Lakes has dropped to 4 per cent capacity and the city's surface water supply is set to run out in autumn 2016.

Mount Gambier switches to bore water today during Blue Lake infrastructure upgrade

May 4, 2015 Mount Gambier's water supply will be switched to bore water from today as work begins on a $2.5 million infrastructure upgrade.SA Water said customers may notice a slight difference in taste and colour while the work was underway, however the wate...

Finalists Announced for Next Week's African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town

May 4, 2015 Cape Town, South Africa, May 04, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The City of Cape Town, Rand Water, the V&A Waterfront, the outgoing CEO of NERSA Phindile Baleni and several exciting power projects on the continent are just some of the finalists that have ...

Water Resources Ministry and UNICEF sign joint work agreement to provide drinking water for citizens

May 3, 2015

Damascus, SANA- Ministry of Water Resources and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) signed Sunday a joint work agreement to carry out vital projects in water and sanitation sectors to provide drinking water for citizens in all areas.

Makkah needs better water network: Expert

May 3, 2015

It is imperative to maintain clean water resources and use the best method and state-of-the-art technology to treat sewage water in view of rapidly rising population and lack of water resources in Makkah.

UK Contract Awards: Emerson Crane Hire Wins Contract for Crane Hiring Services

May 3, 2015

READING, United Kingdom, May 2 -- Emerson Crane Hire Ltd., London, won a contract award from Thames Water Utilities Ltd. to provide crane hiring services. No contract amount was specified (Contract Award Notice No.: 2015/S 085-153803).

Clawson Helps Procure Over $180 Million of Funding in House Bill for Everglades Restoration Projects and Seepage Control of the Herbert Hoover Dike

May 2, 2015 Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Fla. (19th CD), issued the following news release:The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2028 - The Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016. During the appropriations process, Co...

Senator Boxer's Statement on Clean Water Rule

May 2, 2015 The ranking Republican member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee issued the following news release:Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee issued the following statement in respo...

Energy and Water Appropriations Act Puts Polluters Before People

May 2, 2015

The Sierra Club issued the following news release:

Today, the US House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill (HR 2028). The dangerous provisions in this legislation include: