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).

Water treatment plant being set up in Jamalpur

May 2, 2015

The official news Agency of Bangladesh (BSS) has issued following news release:


Ground water treatment plant is being set up to increase pure drinking-water supply in Jamalpur municipality area.

Weekly Column: The Water Quality Protection Act

May 2, 2015 The office of Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., issued the following column:In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to expand the definition of 'waters of the U.S.' This power grab would dram...

House Passes Gosar Amendments Supporting Increased Water Storage, Western Drought Solutions

May 2, 2015 Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., (4th CD), issued the following news release:Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after successfully passing amendments on the House floor that protect and promote critical...