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The U.S. Supreme Court on June 13 unanimously sided with Oklahoma in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann litigation, ending a long court battle over water in the Red River basin.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released results of a survey showing that $384 billion in improvements are needed for the nation’s drinking water infrastructure through 2030 for systems to continue providing safe drinking water to 297 million Americans.

Perma-Liner has recently been appointed as the Exclusive North American Distributor for Dancutter Systems. Lars Stenberg of Dancutter recently met with Perma-Liner at their corporate headquarters in Clearwater, FL.

Responding to positive industry feedback for its C900/RJIB restrained-joint integral bell PVC pipe with Certa-Lok technology, North American Specialty Products is adding new 10- and 12-inch outside diameter options.

The 2013 China International Trenchless Technology Conference & Exhibition was held from April 19 to 21 at the Suzhou International Expo Center. There were 975 guests from 25 provinces and autonomous regions in China and with nine countries and regions who attended the conference. The conference was hosted by the China Society of Trenchless Technology (CSTT).

The Turkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technology (TSITT) participated in the Smart Municipal Work Summit held by Union of Municipalities of Marmara (UMM) on March 28-29 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has extensively updated its popular Skid Steer Safety Manual and now also offers e-book versions in English and Spanish. (The print manuals are available in English and a flipbook-style English/Spanish version).

Aegion Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Insituform Technologies USA LLC, has been awarded two contracts valued at approximately $10.4 million from the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD). The contracts are a part of MSD’s $4.7 billion sewer system improvement program.

Lanzo Trenchless Technologies (formerly Lanzo Lining Services), a leader in trenchless underground infrastructure rehabilitation and repair, and cured-in-place piping (CIPP) technologies, recently announced the opening of a second headquarter location in Detroit, MI.

Clyde Mitchell Fowler, 62, died with his family by his side on June 5 after a sudden illness.

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