January 2014

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Pittsburgh agency and Veolia Water extend partnership

The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority extended its partnership with Veolia Water to continue providing interim executive management services through December 2014. During the partnership’s first year, Veolia experts helped the authority improve customer service and performance by conducting in-depth diagnostics of operations, developing recommendations for improvement, and supporting PWSA employees on initiatives aimed at reaching new performance metrics. The total impact of the initiatives is nearly $2.4 million annually.

Calgon Carbon wins 10-year contract for reactivation services

Calgon Carbon Corporation and its European operating group, Chemviron Carbon, won a 10-year contract with Thames Water in the United Kingdom to reactivate spent activated carbon used to treat drinking water.

Xylem to supply Sweden’s largest UV disinfection facility for drinking water

Xylem won a contract to provide UV drinking water treatment to the largest such project ever in Sweden. The project will help deliver clean drinking water to 900,000 people across 16 municipalities. The facility will be sized to handle a potential 25 percent increase in water volume to support population growth. Xylem will provide four WEDECO K-Series UV disinfection systems, to upgrade the Sydvatten AB Waterworks in southern Sweden. The systems were chosen for flexible design, low cost, low environmental impact and ability to handle large volumes efficiently.

Echologics wins pipe assessment contract with WSSC

Washington (D.C) Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) chose Echologics, a division of Mueller Co., to perform acoustic condition assessment of selected water distribution mains. The contract is valued at $850,000. Echologics will assess the condition of 35 miles of 6- to 14-inch cast-iron distribution mains that are scheduled to be replaced starting in July. WSSC will use data from the assessment to identify pipe sections that are in the poorest condition and set replacement priorities.

Flowserve wins order for desalination plant pumps and energy recovery devices

Flowserve Corporation won a multimillion dollar order from M.N. Larnaca Desalination to provide a complete pump package and energy recovery devices to be used at a 15.9 mgd seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in the Republic of Cyprus. The project will use Flowserve Calder Dual Work Exchange Energy Recovery units with DMX pumps in the high-pressure feed service.



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