Dec 14, 2018

Business News Round Up - Dec. 14

Brown and Caldwell designs wastewater treatment; World Water Works celebrates 20 years

Brown and Caldwell designs wastewater treatment
Brown and Caldwell designs wastewater treatment.

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Brown and Caldwell Designs Wastewater Treatment Upgrades in Palo Alto, California

Brown and Caldwell has announced its selection by the City of Palo Alto to provide design services for secondary treatment upgrades at the city’s Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP).

The RWQCP with 39 million gal per day (mgd) design capacity treats wastewater before it is recycled or discharged to the San Francisco Bay. Upgrades are viewed as a key driver in the city achieving long-term utility performance and value as it manages population growth-driven capacity constraints, heightened effluent quality regulations, and aging infrastructure challenges. Having undergone several expansions and improvements many assets are now in need of rehabilitation and replacement.


World Water Works Celebrates 20 Years

World Water Works, Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since its founding, the company has helped provide industrial and municipal customers with innovative wastewater treatment solutions that deliver clean water, recover resources and save money.

“We have come a long way since the company started, and we are very excited about our future as the company continues to grow,” said Kyle Booth, chief operating officer for World Water Works. “We’re appreciative of our valued clients for the opportunities to provide them with our solutions and to our employees for their hard work along the way.


Bredel Introduces New TCO Calculator

A new Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator offers proof that Bredel hose pumps can save time, money and materials in challenging, abrasive fluid handling applications.

The new Bredel TCO calculator supports existing users and new customers in the hose pump specification process. It also offers business-critical insight into the long-term cost benefits of Bredel technology when compared with air operated double diaphragm and progressive cavity pump types.

Bredel TCO calculator

Xylem Included on Forbes 2018 “JUST 100” List

Xylem has been included on Forbes 2018 "JUST 100" list, a ranking of 100 companies that have made a significant economic and social impact through their core business strategy. Xylem was recognized in the category of Company Leadership and Shareholders, where Xylem ranked second overall and first in its industry.

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes and JUST Capital for what all of our colleagues do every day to make a difference. This reflects Xylem’s commitment to creating economic and social value through our mission to solve water – by making water safer, affordable and more accessible for people around the world. This guiding principle is core to our business, and will also have a lasting impact on communities. We will continue to share our collective knowledge, expertise and passion to help build a more water-secure world.” said Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem.


Utilis Awarded Contract in Flint

Flint, Mich has taken a step towards ensuring the stability of their water system by partnering with Utilis Inc. to locate leaks in their potable systems. This along with other city initiatives such as Fast Start, are helping Flint regain their reputation as water conservation and quality leaders.

“The city of Flint has made an important first step in remediating their potable water issue,” said Alex Puryear, Utilis Sales Manager. “Once we find their leaks, we can conserve the precious treated water they have while they work to repair plumbing.”

City of Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, with Alex Puryear, Utilis Sales Manager
City of Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, with Alex Puryear, Utilis Sales Manager.

PMI Develops Guidance for Water Utilities

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has introduced parameters for the use of indoor recycled water. Developed for the benefit of water utilities to ensure that plumbing products function as intended by manufacturers, the water quality limits provide recommended ranges on 13 different parameters of water quality.

“This guidance will help water utilities to produce recycled water that will not hamper the performance of residential and commercial plumbing products that can be used with non potable water, such as toilets and urinals,” said Kerry Stackpole, PMI’s CEO/executive director.


City of Cedar Park Wins 2018 Sensus Reach Award

The City of Cedar Park received the 2018 Sensus Reach Customer Community Award. The Sensus Reach Awards recognize innovation, problem solving and results among public service providers.

Nanette McCartan, Utility Programs Manager at the City of Cedar Park is recognized for community improvement. Residents wanted more data and Cedar Park delivered with the Sensus customer portal. The city launched a campaign called “You’re Running The SHO2W” to encourage residents to sign-up and track their water usage. One year into the campaign Cedar Park has saved 15 million gal of water.

 REACH award winner Nanette McCartan and Xylem Measurement and Control Solutions President Colin Sabol
REACH award winner Nanette McCartan and Xylem Measurement and Control Solutions President Colin Sabol.