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GE’S WATER SALE: BETS ON DANAHER AS THE NEW BUYER

16-11-2016

Although the US and rest of the world remains in shock at the surprise result of the US Presidential election, business continues as usual with the sale of GE’s water business. At the end of October GE announced it would be selling off the Water & Process Technologies division following a proposed merger of the its Oil & Gas …

HYFLUX’S NON-WATER ACTIVITIES HELP OFFSET INCREASED OPERATING COSTS

15-11-2016

Divestment activities from Singapore water engineering company Singapore have helped the company achieve a positive third quarter in 2016. Financial results from the company show that group revenue during this period increased to S$296 million, up from S$133 million during the third quarter of 2015. Profit after tax and minority interests …

Two factories closed over waste water dumping in Dottawady River

15-11-2016

Two factories have been ordered to shut down by The Mandalay Region Environmental and Resources Preservation Department for dumping their waste water directly into the Dottawady River last October. “We ordered [them] to reduce the amount to under BOD 6,000 in September 30. Now that the educating time is over, we have closed two factories …

BMA mulls billing for waste water

15-11-2016

Households, state agencies and business operators in the city could be charged for waste water they release from next year to cover the cost of waste management. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) deputy governor Chakkaphan Phewngam said a draft regulation about the charge has been completed pending endorsement by the BMA council. Members …

Water cuts add to the daily challenge of survival for Aleppo’s children

15-11-2016

Water cuts and attacks on pumping stations regularly deny water to the people of Aleppo. For eight-year-old Huda and her family, collecting water has become a greater challenge with each passing year of the Syrian conflict. Being born in Aleppo was always considered a rich blessing in eight-year-old Huda’s family. That changed abruptly when …

Wastewater Plants Turn Focus To Energy Savings

15-11-2016

In one example of a broader trend, a New Mexico utility is making a shift to energy-efficient wastewater treatment plant by installing a solar farm. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will use 50 solar panels to clean up to 1 MGD of wastewater at its East Mesa Water Reclamation Facility, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News. The investment will cost $1.7 …

Preserving Precious Water

14-11-2016

Water conservation is vitally important in California. While 2016 has been a relatively good year for rain and snowfall across the state — and rain in the northern part of the state throughout October was most welcome, for the past three years Californians have been living with a state-declared drought emergency — and Southern …

HWM to supply Severn Trent with wastewater monitoring systems

14-11-2016

Multi-utility monitoring and telemetry specialist HWM, in partnership with field services expert Enviromontel, has won a contract to supply, install and maintain fixed-point sewer network monitoring equipment for Severn Trent (ST). In what is thought to be the largest project of its kind, ST is targeting better monitoring of its wastewater …

Echologics Selected by New Jersey American Water for Continuous Leak Detection Monitoring

11-11-2016

New Jersey American Water has selected Echologics’ continuous leak detection technology, EchoShore®-DX, to reduce water loss, prioritize repairs and help maximize the life of its buried water infrastructure assets. A subsidiary of American Water, New Jersey American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, serving …