WaterBriefs: Cultec Inc. aids in Pennypack Creek Stormwater Initiative

Also in this report: VSI, AMCO unite to complete $9.2M meter replacement, AMR deployment project; Siemens exec comments on Dutch water resources at Aquatech; Krohne wins International Aquatech Innovation Award; Maxager Technology expands worldwide footprint with three new customers; Telvent appoints Bowen to head Geomatics Services; Arizona seeks water-saving technology, not Great Lakes water; Three Valleys Water gets the right mix from Chemineer...

Sep 26th, 2006

In other news below:
-- VSI, AMCO unite to complete $9.2M meter replacement, AMR deployment project
-- Siemens exec comments on Dutch water resources at Aquatech
-- Krohne wins International Aquatech Innovation Award
-- Maxager Technology expands worldwide footprint with three new customers
-- Telvent appoints Bowen to head Geomatics Services
-- Arizona seeks water-saving technology, not Great Lakes water
-- Three Valleys Water gets the right mix from Chemineer

Cultec Inc. aids in Pennypack Creek Stormwater Initiative -- BROOKFIELD, CT, Sept. 26, 2006 -- Recent revitalization of the Pennypack Creek Watershed comes thanks to the Temple-Villanova Sustainable Stormwater Initiative (T-VSSI) and Cultec Inc. Temple and Villanova -- have combined to form a larger, more powerful stormwater initiative to implement and study the effects of stormwater best management practices (BMPs). Cultec's subsurface infiltration systems are an integral part of this initiative. T-VSSI will test the effectiveness of a Cultec subsurface infiltration system consisting of 25 Recharger® 330 heavy-duty chambers and one Stormfilter™ In-line Filter. The entire system will have the capacity to store and infiltrate more than 10,000 gallons of stormwater runoff...

VSI, AMCO unite to complete $9.2M meter replacement, AMR deployment project -- PORTLAND, ME, Sept. 26, 2006 -- VSI Meter Services Inc. has been selected by AMCO Water Metering Systems to manage the system installation portion of a $9.2 million project recently awarded by Portland Water District. VSI work management teams have already begun to refine planning models that will enable the automation of 48,000 water meters over the 24-month contract period. VSI plans to begin the actual installations in October 2006...
Also see: "VSI Meter Services, KHAFRA Engineering unit grabs contract for Atlanta AMR project"

Siemens exec comments on Dutch water resources at Aquatech -- Water resources are becoming a vital factor in the Netherlands -- water reprocessing and circuit management boost competitiveness -- AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 26, 2006 -- Even in a country with as much water as the Netherlands, water is a frequent topic of discussion for local authorities and industry. "Water consumption, ever more stringent regulations and higher waste water charges are increasingly becoming a cost factor affecting the competitiveness of industry and commerce, and will put budgets under even more pressure," forecast Christian Mehlberg, head of Siemens Water Technologies in the Netherlands, at the Aquatech exhibition in Amsterdam...

Krohne wins International Aquatech Innovation Award -- AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 26, 2006 -- Walter van der Meer, jury chairman of the International Aquatech Innovation Award, announces the prize winner during the opening ceremony of Aquatech Amsterdam on Sept. 25. The Waterflux 2070 from Krohne is overall winner and Hyflux' CEPAration CeraCep was named category winner. All nominated products are on display in the event's Innovation Gallery. Aquatech Amsterdam is the world's leading trade exhibition on process, drinking and waste water, it is held from Sept. 26-29 in Amsterdam RAI...
Also see:
-- "Elgressy EST system saves 66.5 million liters of water per year for one client"
-- "BIOMAR effluent treatment technology for a brewery plant"

Maxager Technology expands worldwide footprint with three new customers -- SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2006 -- Maxager announces new customers National Starch & Chemical, a New Jersey-based division of the $11 Billion British chemicals conglomerate ICI Group; Ocean Lanka, a Sri Lanka-based textile company; and Thai Plastic and Chemicals, a Bangkok-based manufacturer and distributor of polyvinyl chloride polymer (PVC)...

Telvent appoints Bowen to head Geomatics Services -- CALGARY, AB, Canada, Sept. 26, 2006 -- Dave Jardine, president and chairman of Telvent in North America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim T. Bowen to the position of director of Geomatics Services. In addition to being responsible for developing Telvent's Geomatics geographic information services and software business in North America, Bowen will also be a key force in implementing the growth strategy for this technology sector on a worldwide basis...

Arizona seeks water-saving technology, not Great Lakes water PHOENIX, Sept. 26, 2006 -- In yesterday's weekly e-newsletter from the Michigan Land Use Institute, Andy Guy interviews Ariz. Gov. Janet Napolitano's chief of staff operations Alan Stephens, who squashed the single biggest fear driving efforts to protect the world's largest freshwater lake system from massive diversions. His bone-dry state is not thirsty for Great Lakes water but is hot to develop a brand-new, high-tech water-conserving and -purifying industry before Michigan does to export water-saving technology...

Three Valleys Water gets the right mix from Chemineer -- DAYTON, OH, Sept. 23, 2006 -- Static mixers from Chemineer are helping provide significant benefits for additive injection/chemical dosing applications for Three Valleys Water as part of a major project to improve the quality of water in and around Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, England. Over $26.5 million is being invested to maximize the existing water supply, and make an additional 40 million liters of water available...
Also see:
-- "Maintenance-free Chemineer mixers for Bristol Water"
-- "Chemineer's IBC Mixer keeps Southern Water in suspense"

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