American utilities are garnering more-than-usual attention this week, especially with the completion of Tampa Bay Water’s 120 million-gallons-per-day water treatment plant (designed and built, and soon to be operated, by Veolia Water North America), and Corix’s move to purchase regulated water systems in Texas (from the Lower Colorado River Authority). Details on these stories and more can be found below:
- Canadian infrastructure services company Corix has emerged as the frontrunner to purchase more than 20 water and wastewater systems from the Lower Colorado River Authority. It joins compatriots Algonquin Power and EPCOR in the race to buy up regulated US water systems.
- Mueller Co. has expanded its product line with the addition of the Hydro-Guard brand. The Hydro-Guard system will be manufactured by Mueller Co. at its Cleveland (TN) plant, and sold through authorized Mueller Co. field sales outlets.
- Tampa Bay Water and Veolia Water North America have completed a 120 million-gallons-per-day (MGD) water treatment plant, the largest design-build-operate water treatment facility in U.S. history.
- The process of selecting a developer for a major Independent Water Project (IWP) at Ghubrah (Oman) launched with the Tender Board inviting interested bidders to prequalify for the