Industry News - May 2010

Rain for Rent Launches Online Customer Portal; AWWA Standards to Serve People of India; Treatment Plants Face Narrowband Deadline; ITT Corp. Purchases Nova Analytics

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Rain for Rent Launches Online Customer Portal

Rain for Rent has launched an online portal, enabling customers to access accounts through the company Web site,, including account data, rental status and download invoice or equipment reports.


AWWA Standards to Serve People of India

The American Water Works Association and Indian Water Works Association have signed an agreement that licenses IWWA to distribute 27 AWWA standards in India. The agreement will assist in the development of safe and efficient water and wastewater utilities in many developing areas of India. The collaboration also paves the way for broader cooperation between the two associations in the areas of publishing, products, services and conferences.


Treatment Plants Face Narrowband Deadline

Water and wastewater facilities have until January 2013 to comply with the Federal Communication Commission Narrowbanding Mandate that states all licenses in the 150-174 MHz (VHF) and 421-512 MHz (UHF) bands must switch from 25 kHz to 12.5 kHz or utilize a technology that achieves equivalent efficiency. The affected systems include wireless data, SCADA, telemetry and private radio paging networks, portable radios, in-vehicle radios, dispatcher-used radios, paging receivers and transmitters and on- or off-site base or repeater radios. The mandate does not require licenses to go digital, use 6.25-kHz emissions, change to a new frequency or band, or use trunking technology. For more information, go to


ITT Corp. Purchases Nova Analytics

ITT Corp. has purchased Nova Analytics Corp., a privately held manufacturer of analytical instruments used in wastewater applications. The acquisition provides ITT’s $4.7 billion Fluid and Motion Control business an expanded collection of brands and technologies.


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