WaterBriefs: Indiana wastewater treatment plants earn perfect safety ratings

Also in this report: AWT Technologist of the Year Award goes to Legionella expert; Carter & Burgess' Fort Worth unit gets senior engineer; Sterling Construction low bidder on $6.7M Texas contract; Integrated Environmental Technologies sells EcaFlo equipment to food safety firm; Ideologues hinder hurricane clean-up, says public policy group; 18th Food Engineering Filtration course set for May 2006; New water website targets Legionnaire's disease in healthcare facilities, nursing homes...

In other news below:
-- AWT Water Technologist of the Year Award goes to Pearson
-- Carter & Burgess' Fort Worth public works unit gets new senior engineer
-- GE, Dow to launch contest for best eco-business ideas
-- Sterling Construction Co. Inc. is low bidder on $6.7 million contract for Texas town
-- Integrated Environmental Technologies sells EcaFlo equipment to food safety firm
-- Ideologues hinder environmental clean-up, says National Center for Public Policy Research
-- 18th Annual Food Engineering Filtration Short Course set for May 2006
-- New water treatment website targets Legionnaire's disease in healthcare facilities
-- Pakistan children face deadly combination of exposure, disease, lack of water

Indiana wastewater treatment plants earn perfect safety ratings
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 14, 2005 -- Two wastewater treatment facilities in Syracuse and LaGrange, Ind., will be awarded the Municipal Safety Award by the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) at the organization's annual conference in November. The Syracuse Wastewater Treatment Plant and the LaGrange Wastewater Treatment Plant, both operated and maintained by Severn Trent Services, earned the rare distinction of achieving perfect scores of 100 in the annual safety assessment conducted by the IWEA...
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AWT Water Technologist of the Year Award goes to Pearson
MCLEAN, VA, Oct. 14, 2005 -- William E. Pearson II, CWT, received the prestigious Ray Baum Memorial Water Technologist of the Year Award during the recent Association of Water Technologies (AWT) 2005 Convention & Exposition in Palm Springs, Calif., on Sept. 23. The Legionella becomes 15th to receive the honor. A resident of Raleigh, N.C., he's vice president and director of sales, consulting and technical services for Southeastern Laboratories Inc. He's a Certified Water Technologist and has over 30 years experience in the water treatment industry, beginning with SEL in 1975...
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Carter & Burgess' Fort Worth public works unit gets new senior engineer
FORT WORTH, TX, Oct. 14, 2005 -- Farida Goderya, Ph.D., P.E., has joined Carter & Burgess as a senior engineer, with the Public Works Division specializing in the wastewater/water sector in the Fort Worth office. Dr. Goderya comes to Carter & Burgess with seven years of consulting experience and eight years of academia experience, including teaching at two universities. Her project experience includes planning, process design, and management of environmental, water/wastewater collection and treatment projects for municipal and industrial clients...
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Among other recent headlines:
GE, Dow Jones seek best eco-business ideas for 'ECOnomics: the Environmental Business Plan Challenge' -- Competition launching Oct. 15 to offer winner global recognition, $50,000 of 'Green That's Green' -- NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2005 -- GE and Dow Jones are looking for environmentally conscious entrepreneurs with big ideas for eco-businesses. They're offering to back the best one with real green -- $50,000. Entrepreneurs, executives students -- anyone with a great idea for an eco-venture with profit potential -- are eligible to participate in the contest, "ECOnomics: The Environmental Business Plan Challenge," sponsored by GE and Dow Jones. The grand prize contest winner will receive a check for $50,000 and all finalists will be profiled in Barron's, SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal, WSJ.com, SmartMoney.com and MarketWatch.com...

Sterling Construction Co. Inc. is low bidder on $6.7 million contract for Texas town -- HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2005 -- Sterling Construction Co. Inc. announced that it was the low bidder on a $6.7 million contract for the city of Seguin, Texas. The project encompasses the construction of a major drainage system together with sanitary sewer, water distribution and hot mix asphalt pavement. Work is expected to commence in December 2005 and continue for 14 months...

Integrated Environmental Technologies sells EcaFlo equipment to food safety firm -- EcaFlo allows customers to meet bacterial management requirements -- LITTLE RIVER, SC, Oct. 14, 2005 -- Integrated Environmental Technologies Ltd. has sold an EcaFlo™ Model 080 unit to SanAquel, a leading Oklahoma-based equipment manufacturer primarily involved in food safety for the meat industry. The unit, which creates environmentally safe biocide solutions, is the first of several anticipated to be purchased by SanAquel and integrated into their systems...

Ideologues hinder environmental clean-up, says National Center for Public Policy Research -- WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 14, 2005 -- Areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina continue to be environmental wastelands and some environmental ideologues are doing their best to keep them that way, according to The National Center for Public Policy Research. Government officials recently warned of serious health hazards spawned by bacteria, fecal contamination, and various chemicals still prevalent in the sediment left behind by floodwaters. Despite this toxic soup and all its dangers, some environmental groups are scaremongering against a congressional measure that would permit the Environmental Protection Agency to temporarily waive onerous regulations that hamper the clean-up effort...

Enhance plant operations with the 18th Annual Food Engineering Filtration Short Course in May 2006 -- TROY, MI, Oct. 14, 2005 -- The 18th Annual Food Engineering Filtration Short Course will take place May 18-19, 2006 at the Hyatt in Schaumberg, Ill. This two-day short course is organized jointly with Filtration and Membrane World and Food Engineering magazine...

New water treatment technology website targets Legionnaire's disease in healthcare facilities and nursing homes -- Official launch of the new AquaLyse website for Legionella control and prevention technology. Engineered for domestic hot water systems found in healthcare facilities and nursing homes, this industrial technology is the most advanced automated version of its' kind. -- Oct. 14, 2005 -- ProCare Water Treatment officially launched the new AquaLyse® website for Legionella control and prevention technology...

Pakistan children face deadly combination of exposure and disease -- Canadian UNICEF worker calls earthquake devastation a 'children's disaster' -- TORONTO, Canada, Oct. 14, 2005 -- Keeping children who survived the devastating Pakistan earthquake alive in the days and weeks ahead must be a priority of the international relief effort, UNICEF said. Canadian Michael Bociurkiw, from Sidney, British Columbia, is an international UNICEF worker who was deployed this week to assist in Pakistan.
Today, he returned to Islamabad from a helicopter mission to the mountainous region north of Balakot, currently inaccessible by road. "The devastation is unimaginable," said Bociurkiw...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: Poll - 75% of U.S. adults agree environmental standards can't be too high" -- Also in this report (Oct.13, 2005): Falcon names new president/CEO, advisory board chairman; Chemilizer injectors aid hurricane relief efforts; Steel tanks, structures sought for award entries; Earth Tech appoints Northeast, Southeast managers; Low-risk, high-reward solutions for CSO problems; U.S., Ill. reach agreement with ExxonMobil for Joliet refinery violations; Textron honors ENSR with inaugural environmental remediation award; Watts Water Technologies appoints retail division president; Bio-Cide International awarded chlorine dioxide delivery system patent; Green Municipal Fund to make new Brownfield remediation funding available; Canada to release $6.7M in sustainable development research funding; Human, animal health focus of Alberta international water meeting; USAID adds $10.9M to Pakistan disaster response team; Trussco starts work on Gulf Coast oil spills after hurricanes; Jacobs expands to Appleton, Wis., in support of Kimberly-Clark...

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