Water Industry News
October 14, 2013
Electric to buy BetzDearborn
will be powerhouse in industrial water treatment
for $1.8 billion, in cash, buying the second-largest
maker of chemicals used to remove pollutants from water that flows from refineries,
manufacturing plants and power generators will make GE second largest in the business to
Suez SA in France.
Water in 20 yr contract to process
wastewater of new Patriots stadium
Applied Water Management, Inc. has
been awarded a 20-year
contract to operate the wastewater treatment and recycling
system for CMGi Field, the new home of the New England Patriots
being constructed in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The new system,
will be the largest wastewater recycling system in the northeast.
United Water offers goundwater-surface water
Delaware City, Delaware could benefit
financially from the water
sold to United and would have a backup system in case
of problems with the water supply.
Indianapolis keep rates down by kicking private water out?
The city's purchase of the Indianapolis Water Co.
will save the average homeowner more than $6 a month by
averting the utility's plan to seek a 30 percent rate increase
according to city officials, who have pledged that water rates
won't budge for at least several years if the city's proposed
$515 million purchase of the utility is completed.
Earth Tech breaks ground on $120 million
Chinese wastewater plant
The Xi Lang wastewater treatment plant
for the city of Guangzhou, China is the first Sino-American agreement of its kind.
Guangzhou, with 5 million residents, is a major international trade city in southern
China, about 100 miles from Hong Kong.
EPA arsenic standards to cost small communities
over $200 million per year
USFilter to market Geman technology
for water systems and homes
Indianapolis seeks contract operator for
all of its water system
Indianapolis is seeking a Letter of
Qualifications for an
operator to manage virtually all aspects of the operation,
maintenance, repair and management of the waterworks
including, raw water supply, treatment and distribution,billing,
collection and other customer services, as well as capital planning,
design and construction-management services. The City will retain
title to all assets and oversight responsibility for the waterworks sysem.
seeks proposals to desalinate
enough water for 400,000 people
Lower costs from new technology
Metropolitan Water District of Calif. to seek proposals
to desalinate seawater. Proposals from the the District's 26
member agencies are due 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2002.
Chesser new Chairman / CEO
of United Water
unveils rule on industrial cooling water regs
New rule will govern the
design, capacity and construction
of new facilities at about 121 new factories and power plants
over the enext 20 years.
China to start massive
Three Gorges water project
despite environmentalists' concerns
Yangtze River to send water north to
parched cities and farms --
Chairman Mao would be pleased
lakes said to be overused and polluted
"One billion people at risk from
polluted lakes," say world experts
Trent's ClorTec on-site disinfection
approved by NSF/EPA
"On-site disinfection technologies
have become an important way
for drinking water systems to maintain disinfection chemicals'
availability while amanging hazxardous chemical inventories
and reducing the risk of accidental or deliberate releases"
worry about water supply
experts recommend "guns and guards" short-term
With over 27 billion gallons a day
consumed nation-wide, state legislators are fearful that terrorist attacks woudl
de-stabilize the nation. While expert testimony suggests high-tech long-term solutions,
right now, only more guards with guns can help.
contractor develops "sniffer" for
gas and water contaminants
Sandia labs testing real-time
telemetric "black-boxes" that can detect
and transmit evidence of minute gas or water VOC contaminants.
Sandia sees applications in "millions" of sites as small as a
storage tanks to multiple sensors at reservoirs
sells largest membrane reactor
Zenon will be supplying its
proprietary ZeeWeedŽ membranes
to the worlds largest municipal membrane bioreactor plant.
The new plant, in Aachen, Germany will treat wastewater
for 80,000 with a contract value of $8 million.
River Basin Commission seeking input to develop watershed protection program affecting
four eastern states
Photos of Industry Leaders:
NCPPP Conference Photos
Design Build Operate 2001 conference: Maine
Washington Research Group 2000
8th Annual World Congress Summit
Forbes 1999 Infrastructure Conference
Nat. Council of Public Private Partnership Conference
HSBC Washington Analysis 1999 Conference