WaterBriefs: Black & Veatch shuffles executive leadership posts

Also in this report: Big Bear wastewater agency receives national water reuse award; Severn Trent marks two years of UK's first RMS project; CoolBrands, Ecovation to break ground on wastewater facility; Limited chlor-alkali production up at PPG La. chemicals complex; Fla. DEP accepts Adventus remediation technologies; Isbre Holding Corp. starts building bottling plant; Colorado Springs Utilities picks Cellnet's AMI solution; ProCare moves up N. American launch of Legionella product...

In other news below:
-- Big Bear wastewater agency receives national water reuse award
-- Severn Trent marks two years of UK's first Reservoir Management System
-- CoolBrands, Ecovation to break ground on new wastewater facility
-- Limited chlor-alkali production resumes at PPG La. chemicals complex
-- Fla. DEP provides regulatory acceptance for Adventus remediation technologies
-- Isbre Holding Corp. starting construction on new bottling plant
-- Colorado Springs Utilities selects Cellnet for AMI solution
-- ProCare moves up North American launch of Legionella treatment product

Black & Veatch shuffles executive leadership posts
OVERLAND, KS, Oct. 10, 2005 -- Black & Veatch Corp. announced that Dean Oskvig, chief operating officer of B&V Energy, the company's global Energy business, will become president and CEO of B&V Energy effective Jan. 1. Current president and CEO Ron Wood is retiring. The business is the largest unit of Black & Veatch, an engineering, technology, consulting and construction solutions firm targeting multiple infrastructure markets...
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Big Bear wastewater agency wins national water reuse award
BIG BEAR CITY, CA, Oct. 10, 2005 -- The WateReuse Association has awarded the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) its Public Education Program of the Year Award BBARWA officials announced today. The award was recently presented to BBARWA General Manager Steven Schindler at the WateReuse Association's 20th Annual Symposium in Denver, Colo.
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UK's first reservoir management system marks two years of successful operation
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 10, 2005 -- In September 2005, the United Kingdom's first RMS™ Water Storage Management System, installed at the Severn Trent Water Diamond Avenue site in Mansfield, marked its second year of successful operation. With installations in 60 reservoirs around the world, the RMS system from Severn Trent Services has revolutionized water storage management, storing bodies of water subject to thermal stratification, stagnation and the blending of different water qualities...
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CoolBrands, Ecovation to break ground on new wastewater facility
VICTOR, NY, Oct. 10, 2005 -- CoolBrands Dairy Inc. will break ground on a new waste stream pretreatment and renewable energy production facility on Friday, Oct. 14 at 12:00 p.m. at its North Lawrence, N.Y., facility located at 22 County Route 52. The company has partnered with Ecovation Inc., Victor, N.Y., a leading provider of customized wastewater treatment solutions, to design, build and operate the plant.

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Among other recent headlines:
Limited chlor-alkali production resumes at PPG's Lake Charles, La., chemicals complex -- PITTSBURGH, Oct. 10, 2005 -- PPG Industries has resumed limited chlor-alkali production at its Lake Charles, La., chemicals complex a little more than two weeks after Hurricane Rita struck southwestern Louisiana. Kevin Sullivan, senior vice president, chemicals, said initial production rates are less than 25 percent of capacity, and the force majeure declared Sept. 26 for products manufactured at the complex remains in effect. Sullivan added no date has been set for the resumption of full production...

Fla. DEP provides regulatory acceptance for Adventus remediation technologies -- BLOOMINGDALE, IL, Oct. 10, 2005 -- Adventus Americas Inc. (AAI), has announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has accepted their EHC™ technologies for in situ and ex situ remediation of contaminated groundwater and soil. Florida DEPs groundwater and underground injection control regulations apply to these EHC products when they are used for the in situ remediation of groundwater, or the in situ remediation of soil from which the chemical constituents of the products could leach into the underlying groundwater. The DEP recognizes these EHC products as viable means by which to remediate contaminated sites in Florida...

Isbre Holding Corp. starting construction of new bottling plant -- MULLICA HILL, NJ, Oct. 10, 2005 -- Isbre Europa A/S, a wholly owned subsidiary of Isbre Holding Corp, has started construction of its new bottling facility in OSA, 5730 Ulvik, Norway. This facility will produce PET bottles for sale to customers in the US and elsewhere Production is anticipated to start before the end of November 2005 with initial deliveries being made in December 2005/January 2006. Isbre Holding Corp. is a producer, distributor and marketer of bulk water, spring water, and other bottled water products in Europe and the United States...

Colorado Springs Utilities selects Cellnet to provide AMI solution -- ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2005 -- Cellnet Technology Inc., a leading provider of real-time fixed network and automated metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions to the utility industry, announced today that it has entered an agreement with Colorado Springs Utilities. Under the multi-year agreement, Cellnet has been contracted to provide its fixed network InfiNet™ AMI solution, turnkey delivery, and project management services for all electric, gas and water customers in the entire service territory of Springs Utilities...

Industrial water treatment to be employed against Legionella -- Next generation chemical free industrial water treatment technology controls and kills a wide variety of microorganisms that includes bacteria causing Legionnaire's disease, pseudomonas, algae and many more -- NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 8, 2005 -- As a result of the 16 people who died of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Ontario, ProCare Water Treatment has moved up its official North American launch date of the new AquaLyse® industrial copper silver ionization systems from Nov. 30 to Oct. 7. Specifically engineered for healthcare facilities, nursing homes and hotels, this next generation chemical free industrial water treatment technology controls and kills a wide variety of microorganisms that includes Legionella bacteria, pseudomonas, algae and many more. By introducing controlled safe amounts of electrically generated copper and silver ions into water distribution systems, the process stops and kills the bacteria in the entire water distribution network and fully penetrates the biofilm. Ideal for cooling towers and domestic hot water, this industrial technology is now the most advanced automated version of its' kind in the world with standard remote monitoring software using the Internet...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: MIOX Corp. gets $16 million investment, new executives" -- Also in this report (Oct.7, 2005): San Antonio, Hydranautics, Avista provided RO unit to hurricane ravaged areas; American States Water wins first Ariz. rate increase in 14 years; FuelCell Energy again named one of Conn.'s fastest growing technology firms; S&P - Despite hurricanes, limited growth for environmental, waste management industry; Coke releases 2004 Environmental Review; American Capital invests $29 million in Infiltrator Systems; Six Penn. environmental leaders honored; Solutia declares force majeure on nylon products due to hurricanes; Clean Water Act agreement reached with N. Ky. sanitation district; Panamanian ship's chief engineer indicted for covering up pollution; Stopping invasion of zebra mussels, other marine exotics not easy...

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