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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld announced a record $1.6 billion in Clean Water Act State Revolving Funds – the largest single block of financing ever issued – to upgrade the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between April 2014 and April 2015 and in 30 states and D.C. between March and April, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Construction has begun on a project to upgrade water and sewer lines serving Liberty Island, the site of the Statue of Liberty.

Vermeer welcomed 300 customers and dealers from across the country to Pella, IA, for its annual Customer Conference.

Featuring patent-pending RAD-AX™ Dual Shredding Technology, the SKG Series is designed to obliterate flushable wipes and other difficult solids in municipal and industrial wastewater applications.

=The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued on May 1 a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces.

Martin Edwards, vice president of legislative affairs, of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, lauded the House Resource Committee for advancing H.R. 2295, a bill to amend the Minerals Leasing Act allow natural gas pipelines to be treated like other infrastructure – including electric lines, water lines and communications facilities – when traversing lands administered by the National Park Service. The committee vote was 21 to 15.

Roger Louis Pentzien, 95, died on April 25 in Omaha, NE. Pentzien was elected president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association in 1980 and became an Honorary Member of the association in 1992.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has executed long-term agreements that support development of a new 416-mile, 24-inch diameter pipeline to transport crude oil and condensate from the company’s Midland, TX, terminal to its Sealy storage facility west of Houston.

Under a memorandum of understanding between the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports, an agreement was signed in May that allows them to move ahead on a $40-million stormwater treatment project that has been delayed for five years.

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