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The Comprehensive Water Main Break Rate Study for the United States and Canada compiles the collective experience of 188 utilities which can be used for making future critical pipe replacement decisions. Highlights of the Comprehensive Water Main Break Study include a new national metric for citizens served per one mile of pipe, aggregate data on pipe material break rates, analysis of age and corrosion in failure modes, and related observations on pressure, temperature and trenchless technology practices.

In mid-April, Midwest Mole Inc., an Indianapolis-based contracting firm specializing in trenchless technology, will moved into a new facility approximately 10 miles east of its old headquarters.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

For more than a year, the styrene industry and professional organizations that represent its varied interests have focused on challenging efforts to designate styrene as a “reasonably anticipated carcinogen” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Vermeer has introduced a new horizontal directional drilling (HDD) rock drilling system employing rotating magnets that generate a high-frequency percussive action to drill through rock formations.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Water crossings -- installing utilities under streams, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water -- are among the most significant benefits offered by horizontal directional drilling technology.

Jack G. Guelker, age 85, of Kingsbury, TX, died on March 24. Guelker, a World War II veteran, was a general superintendent and partner with Gregory & Cook Inc.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved by resolution a loan in the amount of $48,750,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the city of Houston (Harris County) to finance the construction of wastewater system improvements.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Multimatic 200, an all-in-one portable multi-process welding power source capable of performing MIG, Stick and TIG welding processes in one compact design.

The Charles Machine Works Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch underground construction equipment, has introduced a new line of compact and powerful walk-behind trenchers.

The optimism and enthusiasm evident during The Rental Show 2012 in New Orleans was reflected in the show’s attendance.

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