Water & Wastewater Industry News: Water Council Launches New Website

Here's a quick roundup of this week's industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.

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The Water Council Launches New Website
The Water Council, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that connects water researchers and government leaders with global water businesses, has launched its redesigned website. Updates to the site include new visuals, enhanced content organization, a global business directory and a revamped blog. In the next year, the organization will also roll out a job and internship board, event sharing capabilities and more. To learn more, visit www.thewatercouncil.com.

American Water Publishes ‘System Planning for Water Utilities’
American Water has published a new white paper on “System Planning for Water Utilities.” American Water uses a well-established capital planning process that is integrated with its asset management program to prepare for the future. The new white paper outlines the company's approach. To view the document, click here.

BJM Pumps Expands Team
BJM Pumps welcomes Jared Crouch, engineering technician, and Bob Covill, pump technician, to its team. Crouch began his training in the U.S. Navy as a missile technician on the USS Maryland. He has worked as a sewage treatment mechanic, wind turbine technician, medical robotics engineering technician, and mining instrumentation engineering technician. He grew up in southeastern Connecticut and lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Covill also brings many years of mechanical experience. He lives in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Landia and Ham Baker From UK Municipal Partnership
Two of the most firmly established names in the water and wastewater industry have joined forces in the U.K. municipal sector. Mixers and pumps made by Landia UK, including the Landia chopper pump, will be sold via the fast-expanding Ham Baker Group.

Landia’s pumps, mixers and aerators are already in successful operation at almost all U.K. municipal regions, including Severn Trent Water, Thames Water and Yorkshire Water, which has 180 flowmakers installed as part of a framework agreement.

Severn Trent Selected By City of Beeville, Texas
The City Council of Beeville, Texas, has selected Severn Trent-North America to provide operation, maintenance and management for the city’s Morrill Water Treatment Plant and the Clareville pump station through a public-private partnership. The five-year contract includes the option for the city to continue the partnership with additional five-year extensions. This is Severn Trent’s third new contract operations partnership in Texas in the past two months.

The Beeville system includes the water treatment facilities with a total treatment capacity of 7 mgd. The system serves a population of about 13,000.

Blue-White Elects Company President
The Blue-White Board of Directors has unanimously elected Rob Gledhill to the position of company president. Gledhill has been with the company for more than 25 years and has experience in all phases of production and marketing. He was instrumental in the development and launch of Blue-White’s Pro-Series and Proseries-M lines of metering pumps and flowmeters.

Danfoss elected to NEMA 2016 Board of Governors
John Galyen, president of Danfoss North America, has been elected to serve on the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Board of Governors. New board members, including its chairwoman and officers and NEMA’s Executive Committee for 2016, were announced on Nov. 10. Galyen will serve a three-year term on the board, starting in 2016, alongside executives from companies such as Eaton, Siemens, Rockwell Automation and ABB.


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