WaterBriefs: Aging U.S. water infrastructure offers financial gains for market

Also in this report: CDC study of P&G purifier shows household water treatment saves lives in Third World; Beckhoff Automation hires three engineers; LADPW selects Tetra Tech team for L.A. river revitalization; Jones & Stokes picked for Central Valley 'Ag Waiver' contract; Two joint venture water projects worth $64 million unveiled in China; Viking Johnson unit wins first major contract in the United Arab Emirates...

In other news below, see:
-- CDC study first to show household water treatment in developing world saves lives
-- Beckhoff Automation hires three new engineers
-- LADPW selects Tetra Tech team for L.A. river revitalization
-- Jones & Stokes picked for Central Valley 'Ag Waiver' contract
-- Two joint venture water projects worth $64 million unveiled in China
-- Viking Johnson unit wins first major contract in the United Arab Emirates

Aging U.S. water infrastructure offers positive financial outlook for market
PALO ALTO, CA, July 27, 2005 -- Frost & Sullivan's Financial Services group just released a strategic investment analysis evaluating the "U.S. Municipal Water Equipment Markets" and its growth opportunities. The new analysis reveals that revenue in this market (excluding the pipes and fittings sector) totaled $4.09 billion in 2004 and projects to reach $5.22 billion by 2011...
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CDC study first to show household water treatment in developing world saves lives
CINCINNATI, July 27, 2005 -- The current issue of the British Medical Journal online includes a scientific study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows that household water treatment with PUR Purifier of Water developed by Procter & Gamble significantly lowers diarrhea in children. This is the first study of household water treatment to show a significant reduction in mortality...
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Beckhoff Automation hires three new engineers
MINNEAPOLIS, July 27, 2005 -- Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce the hiring of three new application engineers/specialists -- David Zimbrich, David Fischhaber and Andy Burleigh -- for on-site customer support. As precipitous sales growth continues for Beckhoff in North America, these engineers are strategically placed to help increase service to some of Beckhoff Automation's fastest growing sales regions...
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LADPW selects Tetra Tech team for L.A. river revitalization
PASADENA, CA, July 27, 2005 -- The Los Angeles Department of Public Works' Bureau of Engineering will be recommending Tetra Tech, Inc. and its subcontractor partners to the Board of Public Works as the team to lead the L.A. River Revitalization Master Plan effort. The goal of the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan is to provide a comprehensive, 20-year, multi-objective plan that will optimize and enhance a neglected feature within the Los Angeles landscape...
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Jones & Stokes picked for Central Valley 'Ag Waiver' contract
SACRAMENTO, CA, July 27, 2005 -- Sacramento-based environmental consultant firm has been selected by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board to help refine its program to regulate discharges from irrigated lands, and prepare the related environmental documentation. The effort by the state to regulate discharges from irrigated lands, formally known as the Irrigated Lands Conditional Waiver Program, is setting a national precedent in terms of its goals, size of the area in question (over seven million acres of irrigated lands within the Central Valley) and number of growers involved, which is in the tens of thousands...
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Two joint venture water projects worth $64 million unveiled in China
SHIJIAZHUANG, China, July 27, 2005 -- The Shijiazhuang Qiaodong Sewage Treatment Engineer Preparation Agency of China announces a Shijiazhuang Qiaodong deep sewage treatment and reuse project with 300,000m3/d treatment capacity. In addition, the Luancheng Water Control Bureau of China is bidding out a comprehensive flood prevention project of Jiaohe River...
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Gripping developments in the UAE
HITCHIN, United Kingdom, July 27, 2005 -- Helden, a unit of Viking Johnson, has secured its first major contract in the United Arab Emirates to supply its new UltraGrip range of high-tolerance pipe couplings and flange adaptors for the D4409 project on Ghanada Island. The order, placed with contractor Al Husam, includes over one hundred UltraGrip DN300 couplings and a smaller quantity of DN175, along with AquaGrip Flange Adaptors...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: STS Consultants selects Adventus to remediate PVOCs in groundwater" -- Also in this report (July 26, 2005): Northwest Pipe nabs $5M New Mexico pipeline order; New Yemeni distributor brings Wataire Industries US$49M order; U.S. Antimony touts record sales for Bear River Zeolite products; N.Y. power plant contract for Northern Power includes biogas from wastewater; CEO named for Electro-Chemical Technologies; Ruling pushes LADWP to restore Lower Owens River watershed; Ark. poultry farmers say chicken waste lawsuit threatens industry; Center responds to stormwater manager's maintenance concerns; NSF/ANSI 60 certification gets Penn. plug on drinking water treatment chemicals; Tuscola, Ill., teams up with CarteGraph...

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