Drinking Water Networks News

  • Construction of Agadir Desalination Project

    Another international pumping project for the Spanish dewatering company Ferrer S.L. The construction of World’s largest sea water desalination plant in Agadir is on track. The new plant will offer drinking water for the people of Ctouka Ait Baha region and also irrigate 15,000 hectares of land.  An experienced Ferrer dewatering team has shipped a number of 8-inch mobile BBA Pumps and ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • AWWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule significant step forward for public health protection

    AWWA is submitting comments today on the proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions. While AWWA’s full comments touch on many sections of the proposal, CEO David LaFrance highlights some key areas below. ...

  • Asbestos Discovery Pauses Cinnamon Bay Redevelopment Activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced that the redevelopment of Cinnamon Bay Campground in the U.S. Virgin Islands was being delayed to allow for the abatement of asbestos found during precautionary testing of underground sewer pipes. The campground area has been shut down since Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage and was undergoing repairs by a park concessionaire.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Thames water finds a gigantic leak on a trunk main

    Leak detection teams using the AQUASCAN TM2 tunk main correlator located one of the largest leaks ever to be found and repaired in the history of Thames Water: 3 million litres per day. The water escaping from the 16-inch cast iron pipe buried 2.5 metres beneath Guildford Street near the Great Ormond Street Hospital was discovered amid an intensive hunt for leaks across the capital’s trunk ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • SUEZ recycles wastewater in Cap dAgde (France)

    The seaside resort town of Cap d’Agde (south of France), which hosts 250,000 tourists a day during the summer season, is facing the increasing scarcity of water. SUEZ is using its expertise as a world leader in wastewater recycling to serve the city of Agde, watering the Cap d’Agde golf course with treated wastewater (REUSE). This innovative solution, one of the top examples of REUSE ...


    By Suez

  • Managing the Risk of Legionella in Emergency Safety Showers and Eye Washes

    Legionnaires’ disease is contracted when bacteria in water droplets or aerosols are inhaled into the lungs. Certain conditions allow Legionella bacteria to multiply rapidly and increase the risk of an outbreak, these include temperatures between 20-45 C, stagnated water and areas that produce a lot of water spray. As such, emergency safety showers and eye wash units, which can often remain ...

  • Utilis Projects Presented by Two Independent Firms Show Results Exceed Those of Alternatives

    Two independent engineering consulting firms presented the results of projects comparing the Utilis satellite-based method for leak detection to other methods at the American Water Works Association’s ACE 2019 annual conference. The presentations were conducted by Tori Yokoyama from Hazen and Sawyer, and Leita Bennet of GHD. Both independently showed that Utilis far outperformed historical ...


    By Utilis

  • Utilis Invited to Present at AWWA’s ACE 2019 Conference and Expo

    Utilis will present “Demystifying Satellite-Based Leak Detection,” at an invited session for AWWA’s 2019 Annual Conference and Expo (ACE), taking place June 10th -12th at the Colorado Convention Center. Additionally, presentations by outside consultants at the conference will include case studies from the Utilis customer base. Utilis will also be participating in a live ...


    By Utilis

  • Utilis Advocates for Texas Senate Bill, Enabling Business Exchange with Israel

    Utilis participated in a Texas state legislative committee hearing on April 9th and was subsequently recognized on both the Senate floor by Senator Brandon Creighton and on the House floor by Representative Phil King. Utilis CEO, Elly Perets, spoke before the Senate Committee of Business and Commerce to advocate for a bill that seeks to prioritize and strengthen the relationship between Texas and ...


    By Utilis

  • Utilis Undertakes Pilot Program of their Satellite Leak Detection Solution in San Diego

    The City of San Diego recently contracted the San Diego based remote-sensing data company, Utilis, to conduct a pilot study survey of the city’s drinking water distribution system as part of their innovation exploration program. Over the course of two days Councilmember Scott Sherman (district 7), and representatives from the districts of Council President Pro Tem Bry (district 1), ...


    By Utilis

  • Scarlet to visit South Shamkha Project

    South Shamkha Project is a new infrastructure residential development in South Shamkha, approximately 45km from the city of Abu Dhabi and covers an area of 3890 hectares. It is the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi government has awarded this contract to Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, which oversees contracts covering more than 400km of road construction, 430 km of ...


    By Scarlet Tech Ltd.

  • Members meeting and Oldenburg Pipeline Forum 2019

    The Members Meeting will take place on 13th February 2019 as usual at the Hotel Wöbken in Oldenburg. One day later the DCA invites its members, partners and friends from the HDD industry to the traditional Oldenburg Pipeline Forum at the University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven. The event will take place from 14 to 15 February 2019 under the motto: ...

  • Trinidad and Tobago Engage New Leak Survey Method by Utilis

    Utilis and their leak survey method was welcomed by the Ministry of Public Utilities in Trinidad and Tobago in January. The island nations are moving into their dry season and the Ministry has contracted with Utilis to provide its patented technology to identify sub-surface leaks in the municipal water distribution system. This project is being supported by the Inter-American Development Bank ...


    By Utilis

  • Turning crude into food

    Today, at JACOR, LLC Headquarters, CEO Janet Angel and her team of scientists announced immediate availability of EcoBioClean® for purchase, license and distribution. EcoBioClean far exceeds the typical “out of sight ­ out of mind” crude oil clean­up methods as it re­engineers an oil slick quickly into pepper sized nutrient-­rich particles that can be consumed by ...


    By Jacor, LLC

  • VR-Innovation Price

    The Special Award of the Cooperative Financial Association has been awarded to the F.A.S.T. GmbH, Hans-Peter Karle (qualified engineer) and Rainer Riehle (qualified engineer), Langenbrettach, Germany, today to recognise the development of the AZ radio data transmission system used to located leakages on drinking-water supply network ...


    By F.A.S.T. GmbH

  • Oxford Flow to ramp up growth after funding round

    Valve manufacturer Oxford Flow has raised £6.1 million of fresh equity at a post-money valuation of £21 million as it seeks to boost product development and expand its global business development team. The company, which was spun out of Oxford University in 2015, has already achieved impressive commercial traction in the UK with its unique line of pressure-regulating valves for ...

  • AWWA: Revised Lead and Copper Rule should advance removal of lead pipes, corrosion control, transparency

    The American Water Works Association today urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revise its regulation on lead in water to advance the removal of lead service lines while assuring that water systems adjust water chemistry to control corrosion and inform customers about lead risks. AWWA is the largest nonprofit organization of water professionals in the world, with more than 51,000 ...

  • Expansion Joints for Potable Water Systems

    Water is vital to life. Not only do we need access to clean drinking water, we need the ability to transport it without contamination. For this reason, there are standards that were created for pumping systems to safeguard potable water as it comes into contact with different materials during transport through a piping system. The NSF/ANSI 61 Standard for Drinking Water System Components ...


    By Proco Products, Inc.

  • Top Three Reasons to Regularly Service Emergency Safety Showers and Eye Wash Units

    Before the introduction of emergency safety showers and eye washes as standard safety equipment, employees were subject to a high risk of injury. An incident in the 1950s was instrumental in the formation of Hughes Safety Showers. Charlie Gamble accidentally stepped into a sulphur solution and had to rinse in an old cast iron bath of stagnant water. This was the only place he could find relief ...

  • Renovation of water and electricity can not know the knowledge of water pipes and accessories

    Decoration of the waterway transformation is the main event, that can not be ignored. And to do a good job of waterway transformation, waterway decoration materials purchase is very critical. May be a lot of owners will feel like buying a good water pipe, it is not true, in addition to water pipe water transformation also need a variety of water pipe fittings. Although these accessories are ...

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