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Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today lauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of Representative Mike Pompeo’s legislation (H.R. 161) to improve the natural gas transmission pipeline permitting process:

During the 2014 International Water Association’s (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition, held in September in Lisbon, Portugal, CH2M HILL hosted a special reception honoring Dr. Glen Daigger, CH2M HILL senior vice president and chief water technology officer, who completed his second term as president of the IWA. Daigger, recognized worldwide as an expert in wastewater treatment technologies, served as IWA’s president since September 2010.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved financial assistance for a multi-phase drainage project and improvements to a local water system.

From its inception in May 1992, the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) has been committed to educating and training its members on the use of traditional, trenchless and rehabilitation technologies, and promoting the use and application of these technologies along with addressing important trends and needs of the underground infrastructure industry.

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), of North Central Texas has earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Silver award for their Line J, Section 1 Pipeline project.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first installment of an occasional series focusing on what has become an essential marketing and support segment for underground construction contractors – effective, efficient, service-oriented dealerships.

On Sept. 18, 2014, Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) introduced the “Water Supply Cost Savings Act,” or “Savings Act,” legislation to provide small communities across the nation with critical information on the use of water wells and water well systems to deliver high quality, affordable drinking water.

Quadex has introduced GeoKrete, an advanced geopolymer repair mortar synthesized mostly of recycled industrial byproducts, enhanced with mono crystalline quartz aggregate that yields a strong, quick-setting repair mortar with exceptional chemical resistance.

Designed and built in Dubuque, Iowa, the 1050K Crawler Dozer is the largest, most powerful dozer ever built by John Deere. Utilizing years of research and extensive customer feedback, the 1050K has the durability, reliability, and productivity needed for mining, quarrying, road building, and other large-scale applications.

Mountain Water Company crews recently installed a new water main in Missoula, MT.