WaterBriefs: Veolia wins 10-year wastewater services contract from Burley, Idaho

Also in this report: ITT gets Korean membrane modules; Caldwell, NJ renews HMM contract; NW Pipe orders top $37M; Dresser sells Brazilian valve maker; Pacific Ozone delivers 5,000th generator; Dow arsenic media picked for Ariz. town; USGS looks at arsenic in New England groundwater; Kadant receives $10M China paper order; Veridium to buy GreenShift engineering firm; Pennvest to invest $52M; WEAO starts stormwater subcommittee; Advanced Circuits honored by Metro Wastewater Restoration District...

In other news below:
-- Kolon Industries to provide membranes for ITT's reuse, drinking water systems
-- Hatch Mott MacDonald renews contract with Caldwell, NJ, for seven more years
-- Northwest Pipe pulls in three orders for over $37 million
-- Dresser announces REDQ Regulator name change, sells Brazilian valve maker
-- Pacific Ozone Technology delivers its 5,000th generator installation
-- Ultrapure water system market to reach $4.8 billion in 2010
-- Dow's ADSORBIA picked for AquaCell systems to remove arsenic in Ariz. town
-- USGS report looks at arsenic in New England groundwater
-- $1.9 billion Severn Trent joint venture in Europe marks milestone
-- AGA, IZA unveil online Galvanized Rebar Resource Center and brochure
-- Kadant receives $10 million order from leading paper producer in China
-- Veridium to acquire GreenShift environmental engineering company
-- Pennvest to invest $52 million to protect public health, clean streams
-- WEAO launches Stormwater & Watershed Issues Sub-Committee
-- URS to provide engineering, construction services to Air Force
-- Insituform executives go underground in Mobile, Ala.
-- BUGS sponsors environmental collaboration website
-- Wataire ships commercial water generator to Mexico
-- GE upgrades mapping system software for Leuven, Belgium
-- Advanced Circuits receives Metro Wastewater Restoration District award for third year

Burley, Idaho, awards Veolia Water long term contract for wastewater treatment services -- HOUSTON, May 25, 2006 -- A deep understanding of community needs was the driver in the city of Burley, Idaho's unanimous approval of a 10-year, $5.6 million contract for wastewater services with Veolia Water North America - West LLC. The public-private partnership calls for Veolia Water to manage the city's $29 million, 2-million-gallon-per-day (MGD) municipal wastewater treatment facility when it comes online in October 2006. In the interim, Veolia Water will assist with startup activities to ensure reliable, long-term performance of the plant that will serve approximately 10,000 people. Additionally, the company will manage the city's 2.3-MGD industrial wastewater treatment plant and provide oversight of the industrial pretreatment program...

Kolon Industries to provide membrane fibers, modules for ITT's reuse, drinking water systems -- CHARLOTTE, NC, May 25, 2006 -- ITT continues to strengthen its capabilities as a water treatment solutions provider. Kolon Industries, Inc. has signed an agreement to exclusively supply membrane fibers and modules for ITT Advance Water Treatment Division's Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs) which are used in reuse systems and drinking water systems. The company will also support and provide ITT with long term membrane fiber and module development. Kolon -- originally Korean Nylon -- is a $4.8 billion Korean based global supplier of polymers, resins, chemicals, textiles, membranes and plastics supply company. Its membrane division (sales $15 million) started in 1966 producing membranes for dialysis units...

HMMOS renews contract with Borough of Caldwell, NJ, for seven more years -- CALDWELL, NJ, May 25, 2006 -- The Borough of Caldwell unanimously voted to renew Hatch Mott MacDonald's contract to operate and maintain the Borough's 4.5 MGD sanitary wastewater treatment plant for an additional seven years. The HMM Operating Services (HMMOS) contract, with an estimated value of $14 million will run from February 2006 through January 2013...

Northwest Pipe Company announces $15.5 million Sioux Falls order -- PORTLAND, OR, May 25, 2006 -- Northwest Pipe Company reported today that it was named as pipe supplier to the SD-02070 Treated Water Pipeline -- Segments 5 & 3B to supply approximately $15.5 million of welded steel pipe for the Lewis & Clark Rural Water System in Sioux Falls, SD. It received a verbal agreement from S.J. Louis of Waite Park, MN, to supply about 86,000 feet of 54-inch diameter steel pipe. The pipe is expected to be manufactured in the company's Denver, CO, division with delivery scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2006...
Also see:
-- "Northwest Pipe Company Announces $7M Texas Order: Named supplier for Allen/Plano/Fisco/McKinney Water Transmission Main for North Texas Municipal Water District"
-- "Northwest Pipe Company Announces $15M California Order: Named supplier to Black & Veatch Construction Inc. for the Perris Valley Pipeline Project"

Dresser announces REDQ Regulator name change -- HOUSTON, May 25, 2006 -- The Natural Gas Solutions division of Dresser Inc. looked to its long and significant history to select a new name for its line of regulators. Effective June 1 the company's line of Grove® regulators will be known as REDQ™ regulators.
Dresser's REDQ regulators, which include Flexflo® and specialty regulators, are renowned for their quality around the world. Dresser's REDQ Flexflo regulators are primarily utilized by the natural gas industry, but also serve in water and oil pipeline applications. Dresser's REDQ specialty regulators are utilized in a wide range of markets and applications, including NASA facility test benches and launch pads...
Also see:
-- "Masoneilan recognized by Control Engineering Magazine"
-- "Dresser Completes Sale of Brazilian On/Off Valve Business"

Pacific Ozone Technology delivers its 5,000th installation -- BENICIA, CA, May 25, 2006 -- On April 28, Pacific Ozone Technology shipped out its 5,000th installation, a 6M24 Ozone Generation System imprinted with a special gold-colored tag that displayed the serial number 5000. The 10-year old company, with over 100 standard products, is a world leader in air-cooled corona discharge ozone generators...

Ultrapure water system market to reach $4.8 billion in 2010 -- NORTHFIELD, IL, May 25, 2006 -- The world market for equipment and services to produce ultrapure water for the power, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and other industries worldwide will rise from $3.6 billion this year to $4.8 billion in 2010 according to the latest forecast in the online report, "Ultrapure Water World Markets," published by the McIlvaine Company. The market peaked in 2000, then dropped precipitously due to a general industrial slowdown. It's now regained momentum heading forward...

Cold Water Canyon Water Company picks Dow's ADSORBIA arsenic removal media for use in AquaCell water treatment systems in Black Canyon City, Ariz. -- MIDLAND, MI, May 25, 2006 -- ADSORBSIA™ GTO™ arsenic removal media from The Dow Chemical Company, in conjunction with equipment provided by Aquacell Water Inc., has been selected by Cold Water Canyon Water Company for use in three water treatment systems serving Black Canyon City, AZ. With headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, AquaCell manufactures systems in Tempe, AZ. The water company serves half the population of Black Canyon City, roughly 1,700 people. Use of the Dow media will enable the company to meet the new EPA arsenic standard for drinking water of 10 parts per billion (ppb). Arsenic levels are currently 17 ppb in two of the systems and 22 ppb in the other. The arsenic removal systems were installed in late April 2006...
Also see:
-- "Dow Renews Commitment to The Prince of Wales's Business & The Environment Programme"
-- "Dow Underscores Commitment To Pipe Market at 2006 Plastics Pipes XIII Conference"
-- "Dow Chemical to Expand Ludington Calcium Chloride Plant"

USGS report shows where arsenic most likely in New England groundwater -- MANCHESTER, NH, May 25, 2006 -- Many private groundwater wells in New Hampshire and Maine may have arsenic at concentrations close to or above federal safety standards for public water supplies. A recently released study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows the likely locations of elevated arsenic. Bedrock aquifer wells -- often known as rock, deep, or artesian wells -- are the most common type of well installed for homes in the region and it is the bedrock aquifer that is the primary source of arsenic in the locations where it is elevated, according to the findings. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, identifies factors that may contribute to high arsenic in wells, and confirms findings from previous studies. Private wells supply drinking water for over 40% of the population of northern New England and aren't regulated by state and federal agencies. Complete findings are available at: http://nh.water.usgs.gov...
Also see: "USGS river scientists set up water monitoring equipment on Upper Mississippi"

Severn Trent joint venture marks milestone -- European water sector's first major public-private partnership marks one year of successful operation; Work on $1.9 billion project began in March 2005 -- FORT WASHINGTON, PA, May 25, 2006 -- Coast to Coast Water Ltd., a joint venture of Severn Trent and Costain, has been successfully operating and maintaining water and wastewater assets on approximately 1,500 key Ministry of Defense sites across England for more than a year. The $1.9 billion, 25-year contract, known as Project Aquatrine Package C, is the first major public-private partnership in the European water sector in which water and wastewater services are provided for a diverse and widely dispersed area outside of the regulated water industry. Key achievements made by C2C Services over the last 12 months include reducing water leakage equivalent to more than 90 Olympic swimming pools, clearing more than 4,000 sewer obstructions and improving the overall health and safety at more than 100 MOD sites...

AGA, IZA unveil online Galvanized Rebar Resource Center and brochure -- CENTENNIAL, CO, May 25, 2006 -- The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) and the International Zinc Association (IZA) recently released an online Galvanized Rebar Resource Center at http://www.galvanizedrebar.com. In conjunction with the website, the associations also released a comprehensive hot-dip galvanized rebar brochure. The website is a complete resource center providing construction engineers and architects with relevant information on the properties and performance of hot-dip galvanized reinforcing steel. The resource center contains technical information about galvanized rebar in the following areas: performance, field handling, cost, inspection, specification guidelines, frequently asked questions, case histories, and global contact information...

Kadant receives $10 million order from leading paper producer in China -- ACTON, MA, May 25, 2006 -- Kadant Inc. has received an order from leading linerboard producer Lee & Man Paper Industries Co., Ltd. for an advanced stock-preparation system valued at approximately $10 million. The equipment, which will process recycled corrugated containers for the production of linerboard and other packaging materials, will be supplied by the company's Kadant Black Clawson Inc. subsidiary. This order follows on the heels of record bookings of $29 million in stock-prep systems from China during the first quarter...

Veridium to acquire GreenShift's clean technology investments, environmental engineering company -- Company to change name to GS CleanTech Corp. -- NEW YORK, May 25, 2006 -- Veridium Corp. today announced its execution of agreements with GreenShift Corp., Veridium's majority shareholder, to acquire the stock of GreenWorks Corp. and GS CleanTech Ventures Inc. GreenWorks owns an environmental engineering business that currently generates about $4.3 million in revenues with EBITDA margins in excess of 12%. GS CleanTech Ventures owns about 3% of the equity of General Hydrogen Corp., about 70% of the equity of General Ultrasonics Corp., about 10% of the equity of Ovation Products Corp., and about 25% of the equity of Aerogel Composite Inc., with an aggregate fair market value of more than $2.5 million...

Gov. Rendell announces funding to protect public health, clean Pa. streams -- $52 million to benefit communities in 17 counties; Effort also to promote community revitalization efforts -- HARRISBURG, PA, May 25, 2006 -- Rejuvenated waterways, enhanced communities and improved public safety are just some of the things that will happen with the investment of $52 million in Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (Pennvest) funds, Governor Edward G. Rendell said yesterday. Of the money awarded, $48.6 million comes in the form of low-interest loans, while $3.7 million is grants that will fund 25 clean water projects in 17 counties across Pennsylvania. The awards range from a $125,000 loan to a water authority in Clinton County to drill exploratory wells and design a drinking water transmission line, to an $11 million loan to a community in Clearfield County that is planning to replace nearly all of its sewage collection system to eliminate wet weather discharges of untreated sewage into the West Branch of the Susquehanna River...
Also see:
-- "PennFuture Challenges Nearly 300 Officials, Executives, Financiers and Environmentalists to Make Pa. the Green Energy Market Leader"
-- "Water Resources Education Network Awards Grants to 27 Community Based Water Resources Education Projects"
-- "Gov. Rendell Announces Hazard Mitigation Funding for Lycoming County Communities"
-- "Gov. Rendell announces investment of nearly $17 million to protect PA's natural resources, open space"
-- "Gov. Rendell Awards $1.5 Million to Mercer County Firm to Develop Innovative Acid Mine Drainage Cleanup Technology"
-- "Metal Recovery Firm Uses Small Business Loan Program to Reduce Waste and Save Money"
-- "Gov. Rendell Awards $400,000 to Replace Water Supplies Affected by Abandoned Mines in Fayette County"
-- "Final Public Meeting June 1 on the Pennsylvania Stormwater BMP Manual"

WEAO launches Stormwater & Watershed Issues Sub-Committee -- TORONTO, Canada, May 25, 2006 -- The WEAO's Wastewater Collection Systems Committee is in the process of forming a Stormwater & Watershed Issues Sub-Committee with the following mandate: To provide WEAO members a focal point for information pertaining to water quality issues on a watershed basis including stormwater impacts on water quality, both surface waters and groundwater; CSO, WWTP effluent and stormwater considerations in watershed planning and source water protection. Any persons interested in volunteering to serve on this committee please contact Carl Bodimeade at carl.bodimeade@hatchmott.com...
Also see:
-- "Toronto's water rates are under review"
-- "Ontario Water Environment Association establishes media information network"
-- "Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre, XCG Consultants release septage study reports"
-- "WEAO launches new publication: 'Influents' premier issue now available"

URS selected to provide engineering, construction services to Air Force -- SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2006 -- URS Corp. today announced that it has been awarded one of 20 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts to provide engineering and construction services at bases worldwide for the U.S. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) under the Heavy Engineering, Repair and Construction (HERC) contract. The current HERC program ceiling is $6 billion, with the potential to increase to up to $15 billion. Under the terms of the five-year contract, URS can compete for, or be assigned, task orders that include the design and construction of new facilities and infrastructure, as well as remodeling and upgrading existing facilities and infrastructure at U.S. Air Force installations and potentially other Department of Defense installations worldwide...

Insituform executives go underground in Mobile, Ala. -- Top management of trenchless technology leader take over crew's job for the week -- ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2006 -- They understand the technology, but their hands-on experience with the actual work is minimal at best. That's changing this week when top management of Insituform Technologies Inc. takes over a work crew's responsibilities in Mobile, AL, and gets up close and personal with actual sewage. At a crew employee suggestion six months ago, the leadership team, known internally as the "Corporate Suits," pledged they would take on this project for the work crew with the greatest productivity increase in the first quarter of 2006. The Mobile crew won the "Get the Dirt on Management" competition with a 14% increase, and was able to take the week off while their management takes over. Several planned to bring lawn chairs and watch as the suits made their best attempt. The suits includes Tom Rooney, president and CEO, Tom Vossman, senior vice president and COO, Patrice Orleach, vice president, Europe, Alex Buehler, vice president, marketing and technology, Andy Stroud, vice president, human resources, Tim Minahan, vice president and CIO, David Morris, vice president and general counsel, and David Martin, vice president and corporate controller. They traveled to Mobile, are bunking double in a local hotel just like the crews do, and are committed to doing their work -- rehabilitating almost 2500 feet of pipe -- no matter how many man-hours it takes...

BUGS is founding sponsor for environmental collaboration website -- Internet platform to serve as catalyst for reversing adverse environmental trends -- CARLSBAD, CA, May 24, 2006 -- Robert Brehm, CEO of U.S. Microbics Inc. (BUGS), an innovative environmental products and services company, announced it's the founding sponsor for a collaborative website for people to work together to exchange information and ideas for improving the environment, including a collaborative environmental encyclopedia of articles, tools for web community environmental problem solving using environmentally friendly solutions, online experts for environmental consulting, and educational materials and links for all ages. A soon-to-be-launched series of websites are designed to serve as catalysts for a community of environmentally aware individuals, groups, and organizations striving to work collaboratively to mobilize intellectual, human, social, political and economic resources for rapidly reversing environmentally adverse trends while advancing a sustainable balance of human needs and the world at large...

Wataire Industries Inc. ships commercial water generator to Mexico VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 24, 2006 -- Wataire Industries Inc., a world-class manufacturer of atmospheric water generators, announced today confirmation that the company will be shipping a CI 2500 commercial Atmospheric Water Generator to Cancun, Mexico, in cooperation with Tecno Alta Distribucion of Mexico City. Wataire and Tecno Alta will be demonstrating various applications of the commercial water generator including use as permanent water supply for the booming oil rig and soft drink Industries, hospitals as well as disaster relief in Mexico. Wataire will also be participating with Tecno Alta in two Mexican Tradeshows, which are being held in Cancun in mid June and September of this year...

GE upgrades mapping system to Smallworld software for Leuven, Belgium -- DALLAS, TX, May 24, 2006 -- GE Energy has upgraded the digital map system for the city of Leuven, Belgium for increased performance. The company migrated the G@lileo system to GE's Smallworld 4 portfolio of products including Smallworld Core Spatial Technology, based on the new Application Framework (SWAF) architecture, Smallworld Internet Application Server (SIAS) and Smallworld Spatial Intelligence (SSI) software. The migrated application was deployed in a variety of municipality service departments, mainly in the town hall, but also was spread over different locations in Leuven. This most recent upgrade was part of Leuven's application maintenance contract with GE...

Advanced Circuits receives Gold Award from Metro Wastewater Restoration District for third year running -- AURORA, CO, May 23, 2006 -- Advanced Circuits, the country's leading source for quick-turn printed circuit boards, announced today it was awarded a Gold Award from the Metro Wastewater Restoration District (MWRD) of Colorado for the third consecutive year. The award signifies 100% compliance with pretreatment requirements and a demonstrated commitment to environmental excellence. Advanced Circuits, and the 14 other winners, are distinguishing themselves as environmentally cautious, going above and beyond regulatory requirements. By doing so, they demand less of the Metro District's Pretreatment Program and set a good example for others. Advanced Circuits is being recognized for its continual efforts to minimize pollution and waste through the transportation of spent materials to off-site locations for recycling. Additionally, Advanced Circuits drums up spent nickel baths and collects excess copper panel frames and waste pieces for off-site reclamation. The company also installed a new pumice scrubber system to reduce the amount of corrosive chemistry used to prep circuit boards for subsequent chemical processing steps and a new etcher, which will reduce ammonia emissions...
Also see: "Metro Wastewater Reclamation District penalizes two companies: 15 organizations praised for environmental compliance"


In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: ANGUS Chemical, Dow Biocides unveil eight customer application centers" -- Also in this report (May 23, 2006): Severn Trent provides arsenic removal technology at Sharpe Army Depot; Battelle Ventures leads $4 million financing for BioVigilant Systems Inc.; Steward Environmental Solutions licenses 'mercury sponge' technology; Goetter named Bilco VP of operations; Racine Federated elects Erskine III to vice president; RJA Group appoints Tucker as chief strategy officer; Goodfellow now East Region tunneling director of B&V Water; Lawrence Livermore nanotube membranes could make desalination cheaper; SCADA, water security topics of new books from PennWell; Atkins Water, CH2M Hill among 2006 BE Awards of Excellence winners; Vigilistics offers energy management software for dairy plants; Ex-Im Bank-backed loan helps Aquatech International win Italian contracts; Hazco Environmental to deploy new cost management solution...


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