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The U.S. Senate voted on May 22 91-7 to approve a water resources legislation containing the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) that AWWA and others have sought.

Thompson Pipe Group (Thompson), manufacturer of FLOWTITE™ fiberglass pipe (FRP), added an experienced sales team manager in order to meet the continued demand for the customizable pipe product in the water transmission market.

Steve Maliszewski, employee at construction software firm HCSS (www.hcss.com), will take on one of the toughest foot races on the planet: the Badwater Ultramarathon in California July 21-23, 2014.

As part of the Doosan commitment to its communities around the globe, Doosan Portable Power recently held its first Doosan Day of Caring — a company-wide volunteer effort organized in conjunction with Doosan’s Foundation Day and global volunteer week.

Looking for a better way to buy or sell your equipment? HDD Broker, the industry’s leading marketplace for used utility installation equipment, has just unveiled its new website.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Bit Brokers International has introduced a new PDC (polycrystalline diamond compact) hole opener/reamer for horizontal directional drilling that the company says has features that set it apart from other products in the industry.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners announced it will invest approximately $671 million to grow its carbon dioxide (CO2) infrastructure in southwestern Colorado and New Mexico.

AECOM and URS Corporation announced on July 13 the execution of a definitive agreement under which AECOM will acquire all outstanding shares of URS for a combination of cash and stock valued at approximately $4 billion or $56.31 per URS share, based on the AECOM closing share price as of July 11, 2014.

Now partway through a 10-year, $4-billion capital program, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is experiencing the largest expansion in its history.

Water and wastewater pipe demand in the U.S. will grow 7.7 percent per year to $18.1 billion in 2018.

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