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  • AWWA announces new edition of fire hydrants manual

    The American Water Works Association has released the fifth edition of M17 Fire Hydrants: Installation, Field Testing, and Maintenance. The design, installation, testing, operation and maintenance practices for fire hydrants is an ...

  • AWWA applauds passage of hydrant bill

    The U.S. Senate today (December 17) passed HR3588, the Community Fire Safety Act, on unanimous consent. The bill passed earlier in December in the U.S. House on a vote of 384-0. Once signed into law by President Obama, HR3588 would exempt fire hydrants from compliance with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. American Water Works Association ...

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Fire Protection Water Storage Tanks

    Water availability and supply is an important subject to the fire service. Potable water for human consumption is delivered to domestic, commercial and industrial properties from (in the majority of cases in the UK) municipal water systems (mains water supplies). This system also supplies to fire hydrants or fire protection systems, but to guarantee water availability there also needs to be the ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • EPA provides fire protection to city of Hammond

    The City of Hammond, Louisiana, is receiving assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide its citizens with safe and reliable drinking water and improved fire protection. The EPA awarded Hammond $210,000 to extend its drinking water services and add additional water hydrant assemblies. The Safe Drinking Water Act protects human health by regulating the nation’s ...

  • Portable tank group donates fire fighting equipment

    Sebastian, FL--Need fire fighting equipment? The Florida Fire Chief’s Association hosted a silent auction to fund-raise and give back to volunteer firefighters, like the Five Points Volunteer Fire Department of Washington County, FL. Portable Tank Group of Sebastian, FL donated a folding frame tank for the auction and was happy to see Five Points have the winning bid. Frame Tanks are most ...


    By Portable Tank Group, Inc.

  • Hydrophones for leak detection

    Sensor Technology, Canada, has received a repeat order for hydrophones custom-designed for a unique application in fire hydrants. Most of the hydrophones the company manufactures are used in marine applications, where designing for survival in sea water is the standard. For this project, the hydrophones are used in pipes carrying drinking water to millions of people, so finding suitable, food ...

  • Kentucky American Water Awards $5,500 in Grants for Firefighters

    Kentucky American Water will award $5,500 in grants this year to 11 Kentucky firefighter organizations through the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The program, established in 2011, provides financial assistance in the form of $500 grants to uniformed, professional and volunteer fire departments serving communities in the company’s service territories. The company ...


    By American Water

  • Hatch Mott MacDonald Awarded Program Management Position for DC Water

    Arlington, Virginia—Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) has been awarded a $19 million, five-year contract by the DC Water to provide Engineering Program Management Consulting Services for the Utility’s water distribution system. Under this contract, Hatch Mott MacDonald will provide overall Program Management of the water distribution system—including planning, engineering design, ...


    By Hatch Mott MacDonald

  • $485,000 grant to Topeka, Kan., for drinking water and sewer improvement projects (KS)

    EPA has awarded $485,000 to the City of Topeka, Kan., for improvements to its drinking water and sewer systems. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2012. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “It’s always a pleasure to help provide safe, reliable and affordable water to Kansas communities. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund the ...

  • MWH soft dramatically reduces time required to design and operate unidirectional flushing programs

    MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, has announced the release of version 6.0 of its industry-leading InfoWater UDF software. The new release, which utilizes both the MWH Soft InfoWater and ESRI (Redlands, CA) ArcGIS technology, provides substantial updates based directly on client feedback and real-world implementation of ...


    By Innovyze

  • $364,000 grant to Plattsburg, Mo., for drinking water improvements

    EPA has awarded $364,000 to Plattsburg, Mo., for improvements to its drinking water system. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2013. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “The City of Plattsburg recognized the need for drinking water improvements and is taking proactive measures to provide safe drinking water now and in the future. This grant will partially fund ...

  • $388,000 grant to Russell, Kan., for drinking water improvements

    EPA has awarded $388,000 to the City of Russell, Kan., for improvements to its drinking water system. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2012. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Enhancing the safety of drinking water systems is an important step in providing safe drinking water to the residents of Russell. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund ...

  • Unidirectional flushing reality for Gold Cast

    Gold Coast Water, Australia, has chosen MWH Soft"s InfoWater UDF software for designing its unidirectional flushing program. The decision helps leverage the utility"s investment in MWH Soft water modeling technology and gives Gold Coast Water an advanced solution for maintaining high levels of water quality and customer service. Unidirectional flushing (UDF) is the most effective way of cleaning ...

  • Hollywood restaurants awarded princely sum of US$7,000 to save on water

    The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) presented the City of Hollywood with a US$6,987 Water Savings Incentive Program (WaterSIP) grant this week to aid in water conservation. The funding will be used to provide 100 low-flow restaurant pre-rinse valves to local restaurants and cafeterias in the city, in exchange for their old spray valves. The new valves will save more than ...

  • ADS detects Chicago leak in 36” watermain

    ADS® LLC announced today that The Pitometer Group of ADS™ has recently been successful in locating a leak for the City of Chicago in a 36' PCCP watermain. As service providers to the City of Chicago for over 40 years, ADS is now able to detect leaks in pipes as large as 60' thanks to a new large diameter leak detection technology. This new technology pinpoints leaks in large diameter mains ...

  • Husky equipment donated for Raffle

    On April 6th and 7th, The Valley Shore Mutual Aid Association presented "Rural Water Supply Operations Seminar: Moving Big Water with No Fire Hydrants" in Killingworth, Connecticut. Husky donated two 2,100 gallon folding frame tanks for the equipment raffle, which was held at the end of Saturday's session. Firematic, one of Husky's dealers, also donated equipment for the raffle. Mark Davis, ...


    By Husky Portable Containment

  • Innovyze Ships Generation V10 of Industry-Leading InfoWater UDF, raising the bar for Unidirectional Flushing of Water Distribution Systems

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of Generation V10 of InfoWater UDF, its industry-leading geocentric solution for unidirectional flushing of drinking water distribution systems. The ...


    By Innovyze

  • R. Baker & Son Completes Technical Demolition and Dismantlement Project at Active LNG Plant

    R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services (R. Baker & Son) recently completed the demolition of three (3) Liquid Nitrogen Gas (LNG) vaporizers including piping, conduits and selected foundations at an active LNG facility in New Jersey. The large energy services client contracted R. Baker & Son due to their exemplary safety record, expert selective demolition services and competitive ...

  • EPA Files Complaint Against Timmonsville, S.C. for Water Violations

    Today, the U.S. Department of Justice, acting on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), acting on behalf of the State of South Carolina, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina against the Town of Timmonsville, S.C., for wastewater and drinking water violations. ...

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