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The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) released a white paper, Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Efficiency, analyzing the achievements and challenges in connection with optimizing the energy efficiency of natural gas pipeline transportation.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced nearly $300 million in federal funding to improve aging water and wastewater infrastructure and protect human health and the environment for people in the state of California. This new infusion of money through infrastructure capitalization grants will help state and local governments finance many of the overdue improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment throughout California.

A combination of metam sodium and dichlobenil kills the roots by penetrating and bursting cell walls on contact. Dichlobenil 50W is a unique herbicide crystalline compound that attaches itself to the existing organic matter and pipe joints, walls and cracks to immediately stop root intrusion and prevent new growth. A dense foam penetrates grease and root mass to ensure full chemical contact on all root and pipe surfaces. 800.841.1444, www.vaporooter.com

Advertisers from the print edition of Underground Construction, December 2010, Vol. 65 No. 12.

As the countdown to the 2011 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition continues, the scope of the overall program is worth exploring. While the primary educational program runs Tuesday, Jan. 25 through Thursday, Jan. 27, a strategic inclusion of special programs rounds out almost a full week of educational opportunities.

An effective chemical root control product, Vaporooter is guaranteed to kill roots on contact and prevent growth in sanitary sewer systems for a period of three years following application.

Designed to inspect sewer and stormwater infrastructure at a fraction the cost and time of traditional methods, the QuickView zoom survey camera incorporates new patent-pending Haloptic technology to boost the range, alignment and precision of its illumination.

Masterliner can transform a problem pipe into a new, strong, leak proof system in a matter of hours.

Protal 7200 is a fast cure, one coat epoxy coating that can be hand or spray applied to girth welds, tie-ins, fittings and rehabilitation of existing pipelines.

Cherne Rupture Disc Technology is now available for large diameter Test-Ball and Muni-Ball plugs.