WaterBriefs: Severn Trent Services lands New Mexico arsenic reduction contract

Also in this report: McCrometer expands relationship with Eads Co., Petro-Chem; Abtech Industries completes Long Island Soundkeeper Filter Project installation; NASCAR champion helps launch DVD training series for waterworks personnel; Spartan Environmental appoints MEMECO as representative for Ill., Wis. and Ind.; WEF announces Odors & Air Emissions 2006; Ohio's Voinovich introduces bill to create National Commission on Infrastructure...

In other news below:
-- McCrometer expands relationship with Eads Co., Petro-Chem
-- Abtech Industries completes Long Island Soundkeeper Filter Project installation
-- NASCAR champion helps launch DVD training series for waterworks personnel
-- Spartan Environmental appoints MEMECO as representative for Ill., Wis. and Ind.
-- WEF announces Odors & Air Emissions 2006

New Mexico arsenic reduction contract goes to Severn Trent Services -- FORT WASHINGTON, PA, March 10, 2006 -- The SORB 33® arsenic removal technology and Bayoxide® E33 arsenic removal media from Severn Trent Services have been selected for use by the Bernalillo County (NM) Public Works Department at a 450 gallon per minute water treatment facility, where total arsenic was measured at 15 parts per billion (ppb). The new treatment system will enable the County to reduce arsenic levels below the EPA arsenic standard for drinking water of 10 ppb. The engineering consultant on the project is Wilson & Company, of Albuquerque, NM, which provides businesses and governments architectural, environmental planning, surveying and mapping services...

McCrometer expands relationship with Eads Co. -- HEMET, CA, March 10, 2006 -- New exclusive Texas oil & gas representative solves sub-sea, land, offshore, harsh oil & gas flow problems with McCrometer's V-Cone, Wafer Cone lines. Founded in 1953, It's been working with McCrometer lines since 2004. Providing products and services to the chemical, petrochemical, refining, energy, OEM, research and development and power industries, it has headquarters in Houston and six offices across the state...
Also see:
-- "McCrometer announces expanded role for Petro-Chem Equipment - New oil & gas representative solves harsh environment oil & gas flow problems in La., Miss."
-- "McCrometer announces new Middle East office in Dubai"
-- "McCrometer opens Asia Pacific sales & service hub in Australia"

Abtech Industries completes Long Island Soundkeeper Filter Project installation -- NORWALK, CT, March 9, 2006 -- Scottsdale company announces successful installation of over 275 Ultra Urban® Filters (UUF) with Smart Sponge® Plus in storm drains in the targeted drainage area of Norwalk, CT. The first round of field test results just released reveal a high level of success with this innovative technology used to prevent bacteria and pollutants from emptying into the local waterways that lead to the Long Island Sound. In the initial phase of testing, the these filters successfully destroyed a very high%age of bacteria, including E. coli and other fecal coliform, with an average removal rate of over 75% and a maximum up to 99.9%. This stormwater management improvement project, dubbed the Filter Project, is a collective effort of Conn. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who secured the funding to tackle the city's water pollution crisis through a federal EPA grant, the city of Norwalk, and the Soundkeeper...

NASCAR champion helps launch DVD training series for waterworks personnel -- LAS VEGAS, NV, March 9, 2006 -- Las Vegas company Water Works Industry Solutions teams with Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch to set higher "standard in training for the waterworks industry" with new 36-lesson DVD series. Before Busch's racing career, he worked for the Las Vegas Valley Water District maintaining its underground water system along with adding new pipelines to the ever growing Las Vegas Valley. This new DVD series, called "Training and Installation - The Basics," was released today at a news conference featuring Busch at the NASCAR Cafe in Las Vegas...
Also see: NASCAR's Kurt Busch, Las Vegas firm to help promote new training program for nation's waterworks workforce

Spartan Environmental appoints MEMECO as representative for Ill., Wis. and Ind. -- MENTOR, OH, March 9, 2006 -- Spartan Environmental Technologies LLC, a distributor and manufacturer of chemical oxidation and disinfection equipment, has appointed MEMECO Sales and Service Corp., of Lincolnwood, IL, as its representative for Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. Since 1975, MEMECO has been a supplier of gas and liquid analyzers for a wide variety of applications including boilers, furnaces, combustion processes, fermentation, turbines and environmental monitoring. They serve the municipal drinking water and wastewater markets as well as many industrial sectors such as chemicals, electric utilities, food, pharmaceuticals, refineries, steel among others...
Also see:
-- Spartan Environmental appoints Maher Corp. as New England representative
-- Spartan Environmental appoints Premier Water as municipal representative for Carolinas
-- Spartan Environmental picks Applied Process Equipment as representative for Ariz., N.M.

WEF announces Odors & Air Emissions 2006 -- ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 9, 2006 -- As communities grow in size and population, more municipal, industrial, and agricultural facilities are confronted with issues related to odors and air emissions. To assist the air and water quality professionals tasked with the effective management of these emissions, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), in cooperation with the New England Water Environment Association, are co-sponsoring Odors & Air Emissions 2006, April 9-12 at the Marriott Hartford Downtown in Hartford, CT...


Ohio's Voinovich introduces bill to create National Commission on Infrastructure -- Infrastructure improvement bill receives civil engineers' approval -- RESTON, VA, March 8, 2006 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) today applauded the introduction of the National Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2006, by U.S. Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH), Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE) and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY). If enacted, this critical legislation -- created to address the deteriorating conditions of our nation's roads, bridges, drinking water systems, dams and other public works -- will establish the National Commission on Infrastructure of the United States. The commission will be charged with ensuring the ability of the nation's infrastructure to meet current and future demands and aid in the nation's economic growth. In March 2005, ASCE's Report Card for America's Infrastructure noted a downward trend in many infrastructure sectors; with only two of the fifteen categories it assessed showing any marginal improvement. With an overall grade of D, and a $1.6 trillion investment need, the Report Card echoed a nearly two-decade-old public warning that America's infrastructure was in decline...
Also see: "ASCE issues statement on External Review Panel of New Orleans hurricane readiness review"

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: U.S. activated carbon industry charges China with unfair trade practices" -- Also in this report (March 9, 2006): MIEX system in Palm Springs, FL, wins engineering award; Water, energy drive market growth for sedimentation and centrifugation equipment; Foster Wheeler to supply boilers to SINOPEC's Qingdao Refinery; Aqua Pennsylvania to invest $136 million in 2006 on infrastructure; Caldwell wins Minn. award for municipal water tank; CDM's Elwell, Brown appointed to Water For People board; Anvil International restructures sales organization; Mueller Water Products acquires Tenn.-based Hunt Industries; JMAR to showcase BioSentry water monitoring device at cruise show; Williams auctioning coal-bed methane water disposal patent; CitectSCADA to be deployed for ACCESS Pipeline in Canada; Water takeover bill squeezes Detroit Water & Sewerage; Baker awarded CGIA contract to conduct outreach workshops...

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