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  • 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

  • Hydrotrak - Hydrant Water Withdrawal Monitoring Solution

    Hydrant Permit Holders can now be monitored in real-time using a cost effective, easy to use device called Hydrotrak. The solution assists with managing water quality complaints and integrates easily into a billing system. ...


    By US - Utility Services

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Large Diameter Leak Detection by ADS Environmental Services Live Demonstrations at AWWA/ACE ‘08 Booth # 1849

    The Department of Watershed Management for the City of Atlanta has authorized the Pitometer Group of ADS Environmental Services to conduct demonstrations of its Large Diameter Leak Detection Services. These demonstrations will be held throughout the day on Tuesday, June 10th at the ADS booth #1849.  ADS specializes in leak detection services for large water transmission mains and ...

  • Viking Johnson product secures sbwwi innovation award

    An innovative, cost-saving product developed by Viking Johnson, in consultation with Morrison Utility Services, has won the acclaimed SBWWI Water Dragons Innovation Award. Viking Johnson is a leading brand of Crane Building Services & Utilities (www.cranebsu.com). A second Crane product, developed under the WASK brand, achieved the runner up position. The ...


    By Viking Johnson

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • $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 ...

  • New ADS Hykron for easy leak detection - state-of-the-art, economical leak listening system

    ADS LLC today announces the ADS Hykron™ Leak Listening System. It is a listening device that provides high acoustic sensitivity for checking leak noises at water fittings, hydrants, and valves. Powered by technology from Primayer Ltd., the ADS Hykron is simple-to-use and supported by the U.S. based ADS Environmental Services® for fast, responsive, customer service. “At ADS, our mission is to ...

  • ADS Introduces Hydra-Stop Products and Services

    Modular, Flexible Pipe Maintenance Equipment Huntsville, AL (August 31, 2006) ADS® LLC, formerly ADS Corporation, introduces Hydra-Stop® products and contract services for line stopping, valve insertion and line tapping (pipe tapping). Hydra-Stop, recently acquired by ADS, is the world’s only manufacturer of a completely modular set of pipe maintenance equipment designed to stop boil orders, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

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