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Robert Carpenter, Editor

In his proposed 2010 budget, President Obama has proposed a huge increase for sewer and water funding. His budget proposal is $2.4 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and $1.5 billion for the Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.

The Central Weber (Utah) Sewer Improvement District recently awarded a project installing a new treated water discharge line from the treatment plant to the Weber River to Whitaker Construction Company.

Traci Read, Senior Editor

Canadian pipeliners enjoyed boom times in 2008 and are facing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build essential pipeline infrastructure.

The 811 number is a national “Call Before You Dig” phone number designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to eliminate the confusion of multiple “Call Before You Dig” numbers.

Gary Montgomery, Chairman of the Board of Montgomery & Associates Inc., a Houston-based civil engineering and consulting services firm, has announced that Wendell (Buddy) Barnes has taken over as president. Montgomery will remain as chairman.

Traci Read, Senior Editor

Riazul Mia, director of Environmental Services for the city of Laredo, TX, addressed the bi-monthly meeting of the Gulf Coast Trenchless Association on Feb. 11, in Houston.

On the heels of the $6 billion emergency funding in the stimulus package for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, President Obama has proposed a huge increase for both funds in fiscal 2010, which begins Oct. 1.

Effective March 1,2009, Multiquip Inc. has become the exclusive distributor of EZ Grout equipment in the United States and Mexico.

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