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World Water Day

World Water Day 2016: Companies Pledge $1 Billion for Water R&D

Today is World Water Day, an annual event started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global water scarcity and water safety. Both issues have affected the US this year as some regions struggle with drought and thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of lead following the … Read more »

American Water, Corona Environmental Consulting Develop Water Systems Monitoring Platform

American Water has formed a partnership with Corona Environmental Consulting to develop WaterSuite, a cloud-based geographic information system software platform that uses real-time data from various sources to enable effective and efficient management of water resources and data-driven decision-making. The partnership is a result of American Water’s Innovation Development Process. … Read more »

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White House Water Strategy Calls on Business to Boost Water-Efficient Tech

A water strategy announced yesterday by the White House calls on businesses and industries to conserve water and boost the use of water-efficient and reuse technologies. Through better water management practices and technology, the nation can reduce its water usage by 33 percent, bringing the US closer in line with … Read more »

American Water Acquisition Expands Shale Development Services

American Water Works, the largest publicly traded US water and wastewater utility company, has agreed to acquire Keystone Clearwater Solutions from Rex Energy for $130 million. Keystone, headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a water service provider offering a range of water-related services to the oil and gas industry primarily in … Read more »

American Water Lands Wastewater Treatment Research Grant

American Water, a New Jersey-based publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, has been awarded a research grant from The WateReuse Research Foundation to study human pathogens removal through a variety of wastewater treatment processes. The two-year study, which will cost $590,546 with funding from the WateReuse Research Foundation and … Read more »

American Water Acquires Environmental Disposal Corporation

American Water has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the Environmental Disposal Corporation. EDC provides wastewater service to the more than 5,300 customer accounts, which are located in EDC’s service territory in Bedminster and Bernards townships, New Jersey. In addition, EDC provides retail wastewater … Read more »

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American Water, LG Sonic Control Water Treatment Plant Algae Blooms

American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, has formed a partnership with LG Sonic to perform ultrasonic algae control in water treatment plants. LG Sonic’s solar-powered ultrasonic algae control buoys, called the MPC-Buoy, transmit ultrasonic waves continuously to disrupt algal cells, causing them to sink … Read more »

Dow Joins Water Infrastructure Coalition

Dow Chemical has joined a coalition of public and private sector companies that aim to revitalize the nation’s aging and underfunded water infrastructure, called the Value of Water Coalition. The coalition’s other members include: Alexandria Renew Enterprises, American Water Works Assn., American Water, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Black & … Read more »

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Utility Tests Water-Saving Technology

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, will be testing new technology that will enable participating Monterey Peninsula customers to monitor their daily water usage and identify unusually high water use that may indicate a leak. CAW launched the … Read more »

American Water Looks to Expand Fracking Services

American Water Works is in talks about providing more services to fracking companies, Bloomberg reports. The news agency says the water utility’s CEO Susan Story is in discussions with energy producers about treating and reusing frack water that would otherwise be disposed of. Story didn’t name the oil and gas … Read more »

Wastewater Treatment ‘More Affordable, Sustainable’

Environmental technology company Abengoa and utility American Water have signed a worldwide licensing agreement for American Water’s patented NPXpress technology. The organizations say the agreement will enable Abengoa to use NPXpress to sustainably treat sewage, eliminating the need for methanol, a chemical addition, by up to 80 to 100 percent. … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: CH2M Hill, PE International, Yardney, BioteQ

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. CH2M Hill: The consulting and design-build company says CEO and chairman Lee McIntire will step down as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2014 but will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Jacqueline Hinman will serve as CEO. … Read more »