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Attendees and their guests gathered to hear Daniel Magill, president for Avanti International, speak at the June 5 Gulf Coast Chapter UCTA (Underground Construction Technology Association) general luncheon meeting held at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Building.

Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently, Miami-Dade County in Florida has agreed to invest in major upgrades to its wastewater treatment plants and wastewater collection and transmission systems in order to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows.

Finding the most reliable fusion machine rentals is easy. Certified McElroy Rental machines have been available for more than two years, and are currently available at 96 percent of McElroy Authorized Distributor Locations. Certified McElroy Rental machines undergo a rigorous checklist and regimen by participating McElroy distributors in order to provide customers with the most reliable fusion machine rentals in the marketplace.

At the record-breaking ASCE Pipelines 2013 Conference in Fort Worth, TX, last June, long-time industry contributors Joseph Castronovo and Ralph Carpenter were honored for their years of service to the Pipeline Division.

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.

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