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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.

Jack Doheny

In 2016, NASSCO will celebrate its 40th year of setting standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. As we look forward, we also look back to those who have made significant contributions and have impacted the continued acceptance and use of trenchless technologies. This month’s story features Jack Doheny, founder of the Jack Doheny Companies. It is the second installment in a series of articles exploring the history of NASSCO through the eyes of industry leaders:

The headline from a recent Wall Street Journal article read “Seven States Running Out Of Water.” It took a moment for the significance of that statement to sink in. How could an entire state be running out of water, the essence of life?

FLOWTITE fiberglass pipe (FRP), manufactured by Thompson Pipe Group, added two sales team managers in preparation for strategic growth in the water pressure and sewer/gravity markets.

Industrial vacuum equipment producer Vac-Tron Equipment LLC, Okahumpka, FL, was recently honored with two Manufacturing Leadership Awards from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council.

CASE Construction Equipment brought the Dire States tour to Washington D.C. for Infrastructure Week 2014, a series of events designed to “explore emerging solutions, innovative approaches and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure.”

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Protecting the nation’s buried utility infrastructure is a continuing challenge for utility providers and the contractors that maintain and install the new pipes and cables needed to keep pace with growing demands of business and residential users.

Ask any underground contractor what is the most crucial element to a successful utility installation operation, and you will almost always be told to follow proper utility locating procedures.

Vacuworx, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of vacuum-lifting technology and material-handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting.

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