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Water: Week in Review

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This week’s stories include many “new beginnings”, including Amiad’s new subsidiary in Brazil, OHL Medio Ambiente Inima‘s role in building Baja California’s new (and first) large-scale desalination plant, Sionix Corp‘s first B-O-O in the Bakken Shale Formation in North Dakota, and new products from companies including NanoH2OKoch Membrane Systems, and Hydranautics.  Read below for more on these stories and other water news.

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  • Pipe-coupling specialist Victaulic is working with Spain’s MTS Pumps in a promotion
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San Diego, drink it in…

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…it always goes down smooth (according to Ron Burgundy).  Wonder if he was talking about the water? San Diego has recently been making big headlines in the water world, as it works to diversify its water supply.  Not only does the city boast a new wastewater treatment plant (currently in testing phases) that purifies 1 million gallons of recycled water a day, but the city has also been involved in a desalination plant expected to boost water supply by 10%.  In addition, Southern California has a spattering of innovative companies dedicated to improving the water and wastewater world, making San Diego one smooth city.

The advanced water purification facility, which has been under construction since early 2011, recently opened its doors to the public.  To help residents and other naysayers get over the psychological hurdle of drinking treated sewage water, the facility offers tours where visitors can get an up-close look at the water treatment process, which includes microfiltration/ ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and advanced oxidation with ultraviolet disinfection and hydrogen peroxide.  At the end of the tour, visitors “have a chance to compare [the purified water] to drinking water and recycled water samples.”  Other states have followed suit – earlier …

Water: Week in Review

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As Texas gears up for its first ever sewage-to-drinking-water plant estimated to cost $13 million, San Francisco awards a $150 million contract to an AECOM/Parsons joint venture to improve existing wastewater initiatives.  To top it off, Windjammer Capital acquires JWC Environmental, a global wastewater treatment equipment provider, giving the wastewater industry a lot to think about this week.  For these stories and more, see our news highlights below:

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  • A $150-million wastewater improvement program-management contract has been awarded to an AECOM/Parsons joint venture by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).  The

Water: Week in Review

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Projects

  • Tasmania’s three water and sewerage corporations, Southern Water, Ben Lomond Water and Cradle Mountain Water, have selected Elster Metering to supply up to 180,000 V100 volumetric water meters over the next 18 months. These meters will be enabled with wireless automated meter reading systems.
    http://www.elstermetering.com/en/press_releases_1207.html
  • The City of Greensboro, NC, has chosen Innovyze’s InfoWater Suite to replace its existing water distribution modeling and