Internet Site Features Complete Water Industry Yellow Pages

Have you ever wanted to find a friend or acquaintance in the water industry but were unsure where they worked or even in what city? If they are a top official at a U.S. water or wastewater utility, you can now use the Internet to find their mailing address or telephone numbers.

Have you ever wanted to find a friend or acquaintance in the water industry but were unsure where they worked or even in what city? If they are a top official at a U.S. water or wastewater utility, you can now use the Internet to find their mailing address or telephone numbers.

We recently placed the WaterWorld 1999 Municipal Water & Wastewater Systems Directory on the Water & Waste Group Internet site at www.wwinternational.com. The directory provides contact information on more than 8,850 U. S. municipal water and wastewater systems and more than 11,500 industry professionals. It was compiled through extensive research by the staff at PennWell Publishing.

The database may be searched by first and last name, facility and city or state. As an example, I searched under the name Laughlin and found that Johnny Laughlin (no relation) was listed as the Public Works Director at the Gretna Waterworks in Gretna, La.

A search on "Mohawk" in the facility field found three listings, including the Mohawk Water Treatment Plant in Tulsa. Contacts there include WaterWorld editorial advisory board member Al Hamlett, who serves as Director of the Engineering Services Division for the City of Tulsa Public Works Department.

A search for the city of Paris didnt find France, since this is a U.S. directory, but it did find Paris, Texas, Illinois and Kentucky.

While the directory serves as a simple "Yellow Pages" on the Internet site, it also is available as a book or a CD ROM database that includes a variety of information on the listed systems, such as treatment technologies, service area, population served and source water.

The Water & Waste Group Internet site at www.wwinternational.com went online in January. It includes full-text archives of back issues of WaterWorld and a sister publication, Water & Wastewater International. Readers of both magazines can use the online reader service feature to request additional information on articles, advertisements and product releases that have appeared in the magazines.

The site also features daily news updates from around the world, and databases listing contact information on manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and engineers. The lists include a brief description of the companies and their products and services. An online, searchable database of products and services for the water/wastewater industry also is featured on the site. The product database includes all products that have been featured in WaterWorld in the last two years.

The site includes an online bookstore, classified advertising and an industry calendar of events. It is managed by Online Editor David Arnett and was designed by the Creative Services staff at PennWell Publishing. Stop by and check it out.

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