WaterBriefs: Global demand for water meters expected to rise to 68 million by 2010

Also in this report: MDI Security Systems' iTRUST wins award, is chosen for Raleigh, N.C., project; Utility Communicators International awards Wisconsin Public Service top honors; New web documentary explores Florida's St. Johns River; Amiad completes installation of filtration system for Florida golf club; Wastewater circulators offer odor barrier at Shell Oil Martinez Refinery; Severn Trent Services appoints sales manager for arsenic treatment products...

In other news below, see:
-- MDI Security Systems' iTRUST wins award, is chosen for Raleigh, N.C., project
-- Utility Communicators International awards Wisconsin Public Service top honors
-- New web documentary explores Florida's St. Johns River
-- Amiad completes installation of filtration system for Florida golf club
-- Wastewater circulators offer odor barrier at Shell Oil Martinez Refinery
-- Severn Trent Services appoints sales manager for arsenic treatment products

Global demand for water meters expected to rise to 68 million by 2010
DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 11, 2005 -- In an updated study, Research & Markets reports there are 571 million water meters in the world with a total demand of 45 million water meters both new and replacement, including the large Chinese market. Global demand is expected to rise to 68 million meters by 2010, with an annual growth of 8.4% if China is included and 3% for the rest of the world...
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MDI Security Systems' iTRUST wins award, is chosen for Raleigh, N.C., project
SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 11, 2005 -- On the heels of being named the 2005 Security Technology of the Year by Secure Convergence Journal, MDI Security Systems Inc. announced that the nation's 19th largest security company, Security Solutions Inc. (SSI), has chosen to deploy the iTRUST small business solution for the city of Raleigh, N.C. SSI will install MDI's iTRUST and DDCII products at several municipal locations including the city's water treatment center...
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Utility Communicators International awards Wisconsin Public Service top honors
AUSTIN, TX, Aug. 11, 2005 -- The top utility communicator in the United States is Wisconsin Public Service, says Utility Communicators International (UCI), which recently announced the winners of the annual Better Communications Competition, the advertising profession's oldest continuous creative communications competition in America. The small Green Bay, Wisconsin utility beat dozens of gas, electric, water and telephone utilities, including some of the nation's largest energy corporations for the award...
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New web documentary explores Florida's St. Johns River
HIGH SPRINGS, FL., Aug. 11, 2005 -- An in-depth, educational web documentary about Florida's St. Johns River was launched today to help educate state residents about the 310-mile river system, threats to its watershed and efforts to protect the historic river. Website is companion to film documentary 'Water's Journey: The River Returns'...
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Amiad completes installation of filtration system for Florida golf club
OXNARD, CA, Aug. 11, 2005 -- For decades, Amiad Filtration Systems Inc. has been providing the agricultural market with innovative solutions for water filtration, chief among these are sport turf applications, particularly golf course irrigation. In July 2005, the company marked the completion of one its more prestigious installations: The Venetian Golf & River Club in Bonita Springs, Fla. -- a WCI Community development that's won honors for its environmental engineering from the National Audubon Society...
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Wastewater circulators offer odor barrier at Shell Oil Martinez Refinery
DICKINSON, ND, Aug. 11, 2005 -- In wastewater treatment, the prevention of odors escaping from storage ponds is so problematic it is a disaster-waiting-to-happen. Even an occasional lapse in maintaining an effective odor cap can have dire consequences including health hazards, public outrage, and even shutdowns. Solar-powered circulators from Pump Systems Inc. provide reliable wastewater odor control at Shell Oil's Martinez, Calif., refinery to prevent all that as well as air quality citations -- providing major savings along the way...
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Severn Trent Services appoints sales manager for arsenic treatment products
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 11, 2005 -- Company appoints Dennis Bitter as North American sales manager for Severn Trent Water Purification's arsenic treatment products. In this assignment, Bitter is responsible for all North American arsenic solutions sales channels including manufacturing representatives and strategic partners. Steven Wood is named to replace him as Southwest arsenic regional sales manager...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: ProTech issued U.S. patent for novel stormwater treatment system" -- Also in this report (Aug. 10, 2005): Phoenix IVS, ObjectVideo and MangoDSP join for intelligent video module; Biorem obtains $3.6 million in orders for municipal odor control; Perma-Fix Environmental licenses nitrate technology from Los Alamos Lab; Louisville Water selects Empower Solutions for ERP project; CH2M Hill chooses RiverWorks for new rapid assessment technology; Pa. DEP hearing set for Aug. 18 on Upper/Middle Susquehanna; Route delivery critical in North American bottled water market; ASCE to explore America's critical infrastructure at Oct. event; Itron taps California Energy Commission veteran for renewable energy business; U.S. Green Building Council seeks ANSI accreditation; Headwaters Inc. announces coal-to-liquids agreements...

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