May 10, 2019

Business News Round Up - May 10

Brown and Caldwell to manage million dollar program; Water Environment Federation praises award winner

Brown and Caldwell to manage million dollar program in Phoenix, Ariz.
Brown and Caldwell to manage million dollar program in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Brown and Caldwell To Manage $200M Water Resiliency Program

Brown and Caldwell has been selected by the city of Phoenix, Ariz., to provide program management services for the city’s Zone 3D and 4A Improvements Program. The city conducted a study on how to supplement water supply if additional restrictions are placed on Colorado River water delivered through the Central Arizona Project.

The results indicated a need for additional water supply in northern areas served by the Union Hills and Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plants (WTPs). Several alternatives were evaluated with major upgrades to the water system, which recommended that water be moved from the 24th Street and Deer Valley WTPs to north Phoenix to provide water system resiliency.


Neptune-Benson Removes 21 Jobs

Evoqua Water Technologies, parent company to Neptune-Benson since 2016, is eliminating 21 supply chain and manufacturing jobs at the Neptune-Benson Coventry, R.I., facility and is moving the work to plants in Connecticut and Michigan, according to Lisa Marchewka, vice president of brand and strategy at Evoqua.

In an email, Marchewka told WPRI 12 the change would "better align our organization's operations and maximize value for our customers." She also said the Coventry office "will continue to employ more than 30 people to provide valuable front-end and engineering services for our products," she said.

Water Environment Federation Applauds 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

The Water Environment Federation, a founding member of the Stockholm Water Prize, congratulates the 2019 laureate, Dr. Jackie King.

The Stockholm Water Prize is a global award appointed annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It isawarded by SIWI, to an individual, organization or institution for outstanding water-related achievements. It is the world’s most prestigious water award and honors women, men and organizations who have made extraordinary water-related achievements.


Trimax Systems Joins Forces with Tesco Controls Inc.

Tesco Controls, Inc. announced it acquired Trimax Systems, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Trimax is a Southern California-based systems integrator serving the water and wastewater market. Italso is a leader in the utility, solar and renewable environmental energy industries. The transaction closed March 31, 2019.

The union with Trimax will provide opportunities for Tesco to increase its water and wastewater market share in Southern California and gain entry to additional industries served by Trimax.

EPWater AWards El Paso Zoo as the 2019 Conservation Hero

El Paso Water will recognize the El Paso Zoo as the 2019 Conservation Hero at the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball game May 10. The zoo has earned the distinction for its water efficiency best practices. A video illustrating the zoo’s efforts will be shown at the game, and EPWater President and CEO John Balliew will present the award to Interim Zoo Director Leonor Wilson.

“This is quite an honor for the Zoo to be recognized as a conservation hero,” Wilson said. “We do our best to inspire people to adopt ways to preserve our natural resources. The zoo took the right steps by installing low-flow toilets, metered sinks and reclaimed water for irrigation.”