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Calgon Carbon awarded 10-year contract for reactivation services

Calgon Carbon Corp. and the city of Scottsdale, Ariz., signed a 10-year contract for reactivation services for activated carbon used to treat the city's drinking water. The city uses granular activated carbon (GAC) in response to the U.S. EPA Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, which establishes maximum levels at which disinfection byproducts (DBPs) are permitted in drinking water. The GAC removes organic compounds, reducing the formation of byproducts after the addition of chlorine. In March, the company signed a similar 10-year contract with the City of Phoenix.

Bentonville selects Mueller Systems for AMI and meter replacement project

The City of Bentonville, Ark. will upgrade its water and electric systems with an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network and water and electric smart meters from Mueller Systems. The City of Bentonville provides water and electric services to 35,000 people. The city will implement the Mi.Net Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities — the company's advanced two-way AMI network — and replace all its water and electric meters with Mueller Systems' Hersey water meters and solid-state electric meters from Landis+Gyr. Bentonville will integrate the Mi.Net System with its existing billing software and link all water and electric meters throughout its service area.

Black & Veatch to help Yorkshire Water cut back on carbon

Yorkshire Water in Redhill, United Kingdom, chose Black & Veatch to help advance its carbon reduction strategy. As part of the Kelda Carbon & Energy Steering Group, Yorkshire Water is tasked with delivering Sustainable New Works Design to minimize the impact of construction. In collaboration with Yorkshire Water, its Asset Delivery Unit Partners and consultants, Black & Veatch will help develop carbon data capture and optioneering processes to enable an integrated approach to carbon accounting.

Pittsburgh and Veolia Water sign waterservices management agreement

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has hired Veolia Water North America to provide interim executive management services, leading 270 public employees in the delivering of water and wastewater services to more than 300,000 people. A team of water and wastewater experts from Veolia will help PWSA improve the utility's customer service and performance by conducting in-depth diagnostics of current operations, developing recommendations for improvement, and supporting PWSA employees in implementing initiatives aimed at reaching new performance metrics.


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