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More than 90 attendees gathered in San Antonio for the April luncheon of the Underground Construction Technology Association’s South Texas Chapter.

Representatives of the Distribution Contractors Association recently participated in the Common Ground Alliance Excavation Safety Conference at Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.

For those interested in reducing cross bore risk associated of all types of utilities, the Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) is creating a “Leading Practices for Cross Bore Safety” document, with involvement from numerous participating organizations and their members to be inclusive of all underground utility stakeholders.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Texas-based Columbia Pipeline Group is seeking federal approval to build a new 161-mile pipeline for natural gas plus three compression stations in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia.

Lester Dale “LD” Garrett, 75, died on Oct. 7, 2014.

Members of Congress have introduced a set of bills (called the Frack Pack) that would end exemptions that the oil and gas industry currently receive from some of the country’s bedrock environmental laws -- the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) manages the fourth largest sewer collection system in the United States.

Thames Water plc (London, U.K.) has selected three teams to undertake portions of the $3.5 billion large-diameter tunnel work associated with the utility’s planned “mega-sewer” project, the 25-kilometer (15.53 miles) Thames Tideway project, reported to be the United Kingdom’s largest water infrastructure project.

A wastewater authority in Pennsylvania reached an $82 million deal with the federal government after it allegedly released eight million gallons of raw sewage into the Susquehanna River and Paxton Creek over six years, the Pennsylvania Record reported.

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