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An interview with CEO of U.S. Water, LaMarr Barnes
LaMarr Barnes is CEO of U.S. Water Services Inc. Barnes has more than 25 years of experience in industrial water treatment and technology management. He was hired by U.S. Water Services Inc. as vice president of marketing in 2010 and ascended to senior executive vice president of marketing in 2015. He was named CEO in January 2017. Barnes can be reached at [email protected] or 763.559.2837.
Apr 10 2018
Last fall, U.S. Water expanded its business with the acquisition of Tonka Water, a supplier of municipal and industrial water and wastewater…
Mar 22 2018
Today, as March 22 does every year, marks the United Nations’ annual celebration of World Water Day. Each year, a new theme surrounding various…
Mar 15 2018
The World Bank and the U.N. have released a new joint report claiming that 40% of the world’s population is currently affected by water scarcity. The…
Mar 6 2018
The new application Aquagenuity will go live this spring and will provide users with hyperlocal water data from sources such as the U.S. EPA, NASA,…
Jan 11 2018
The Mazars USA 2017 Water Survey offers information the water industry is looking for: insight into the current state of the industry and how it may…
Jan 11 2018
After evaluating all the 2017 Water & Wastes Digest Top Projects, it became clear to WWD staff that Arizona was an epicenter for great projects…
Dec 13 2017
Across various industrial sectors—food and beverage, oil and gas, mining, etc.—projects to update and maintain proper water and wastewater processes…
Dec 13 2017
While President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure plan promises an influx of funding for infrastructure improvements for water and wastewater projects…
Dec 7 2017
Much of 2017 has been a year of uncertainty for business in the water and wastewater industry. Despite the mass media attention paid to the…
Sep 29 2017
Water & Wastes Digest and the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (WWEMA) opened nominations for the WWEMA/W&WD Scholarship.…
Sep 21 2017
Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean Sept. 20 and 21, devastating Puerto Rico and hitting the Dominican Republic shortly after. A Category 3 hurricane…
Sep 1 2017
As floodwaters begin to recede in Houston, the extent of damage is becoming more clear. The death toll from the storm is up to 39 people, and more…
Aug 18 2017
President Donald J. Trump ceased efforts to assemble an Advisory Council on Infrastructure, which would have advised Trump on his $1 trillion…
Aug 9 2017
It has been many weeks since President Donald J. Trump announced he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. The reaction to the decision from…
Aug 4 2017
FluksAqua, a water and wastewater utility forum, conducted a survey on water in Texas. The survey shows that many Texans are unconcerned about water…
Jul 12 2017
This column is derived from remarks delivered to the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) Board of Directors at the annual Conference & Exposition (…
Jul 10 2017
Construction spending in May was unchanged from April but increased from a year ago amid growing reports that contractors are struggling to find…
Jun 7 2017
With iOS 11, Apple announced a new augmented-reality tool: ARKit. Available for iPhone and iPad users, the tool blends digital objects with the…
May 25 2017
A group of 50 industry experts from water supply, wastewater and storm water backgrounds developed a new report, “A Northwest Vision for 2040 Water…
May 22 2017
Xylem Inc. has released a white paper outlining strategies to increase the resilience of cities around the world. According to the United Nations, 66…
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