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Vermeer will introduce a new 240,000-plus pound pullback horizontal directional drill (HDD) at the 2013 ICUEE show in Louisville, KY. The D220x300 Navigator is projected to be available during the first quarter of 2014.

PipePatch restores structural integrity to damaged pipes and exceeds Specification ASTM F1216 for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP). Although cure times vary due to host pipe material and temperatures, typical cure times are achieved in one to three hours.

A toddler died and at least 16 people were injured when a water main exploded over a Rio de Janeiro neighborhood in Brazil, flooding the area and destroying cars and property.

Buried pipe installers, rehab contractors and owners now have a WRc Approved option for laser ovality measurement. WinCan LaserScan software, distributed in North and South America exclusively through Pipeline Analytics, is now WRc Approved per PT/342/0713.

FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, released its Q2-2013 Construction Outlook. The strength of individual markets is shifting, reducing annual Construction-Put-In-Place predictions to $913 billion, a 7 percent growth from 2012.

The Water Service Department of Kansas City, MO, has recently begun work on the Blue River WWTP Disinfection project. This $96 million project was undertaken to improve the quality of the effluent that the city’s six wastewater treatment facilities release back into area waterways. It is the last and largest disinfection project and part of Water Services’ 25-year federally mandated Overflow Control Program.

The head of Canadian energy company TransCanada Corporation said in July that the timeline for U.S. approval of the multibillion-dollar Keystone XL crude oil pipeline will make the second half of 2015 start date of operations challenging, reports Bloomberg.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

R2S Solutions, an Arizona research and development company, has introduced a new fluid recycling system designed specifically for horizontal directional drilling equipment with pullback ratings of 50,000 pounds and less.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule that will require all federal agencies to submit their OSHA-required injury and illness data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics every year.

Electro Scan Inc., a global innovator of leak detection instrumentation and cloud computing applications, has been selected by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) as recipient of the 2013 Innovative Technology Award.

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