Industry News - December 2013

Industry News - December 2013
Brown and Caldwell names executive vice president

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Pennsylvania American Water acquires water, wastewater systems

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, purchased the assets of three water and wastewater facilities for approximately $6.9 million. The acquisitions include the Clean Treatment Sewage Co. in Delaware Township, Pike County, that serves 1,000 residents in the Marcel Lakes Estates development and a private water system serving 300 residents of the Pocono Mountain Lake Forest Estates, also in Delaware Township. In addition, Pennsylvania American Water purchased the assets of the Franklin Township Municipal Sewer Authority in Adams County. The wastewater system serves approximately 800 residents and two dozen commercial and municipal customers.

Siemens marks 100th anniversary of first chlorine gas meter

Siemens Water Technologies celebrated the 100th anniversary of the chlorine gas metering unit for water disinfection this year. The first commercially produced gas chlorinator was installed in a public drinking water system in 1913 by Wallace & Tiernan, now a Siemens Water Technologies company.

FCS names leak detection distributor

Fluid Conservation Systems named Utility Services Association its distributor for leak detection products in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.

American Water Works president retires

David Baker, senior vice president of American Water Works Company’s Northeast Division and president of New Jersey American Water, will retire effective February 2014, remaining with the company for several months to ensure a smooth transition. He will be replaced by William Varley, president of New York American Water.

Brown and Caldwell names executive vice president

Brown and Caldwell named Richard D’Amato executive vice president and private sector enterprise leader. He will be based at the company’s Denver, Colo., office.

Itron named top water meter supplier

Itron was ranked No. 1 across multiple categories, according to a global water meter market analysis report. The IMS Research report, an annual assessment of global water meter sales, notes that Itron has the leading global position for total water meter and communication module shipments. Itron also ranks as a top supplier across a number of smart water metering categories in Latin America, EMEA and North America.

Hobas Pipe adds field support representatives

Hobas Pipe USA added Michael Jensen and David Tisdale as field support representatives. They will be based in Houston.

Primary Flow Signal names distributor

Primary Flow Signal and its sister company, Turbines, named MASER SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the company’s authorized distributor in Malaysia and the Far East, including Vietnam and Thailand.



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