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After 13 months of digging the New Irvington Tunnel in the state of California from four separate tunnel headings, miners from two of the headings have met up with each other underground.

The city of Manassas, VA, is helping to save on sewer treatment costs, so much so that in the past five years, they’ve decreased sewer flow by more than 123,000 gallons per year, saving the city of Manassas $775,000, as part of an aggressive inflow and infiltration (I/I) program.

Strongco Corp. held a grand opening celebration at its newest location in Acheson, Alberta, Canada, on June 20. The 37,150-square-foot facility is situated on 6.5 acres and is located in the Parkland Industrial Park in Acheson on the northwest side of Edmonton.

PECO will invest approximately $3.2 million this year to replace and perform preventative maintenance on about 19 miles of underground cable that delivers electricity to thousands of residential customers across the region.

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc., held their 22nd annual Pumpology School April 25-27, at their corporate facilities in Port Orange, FL.

The Knoxville Utilities Board knew cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) would bring faster, lower-cost repair to an underground sewer pipe in Knoxville, TN. The 8-inch diameter clay pipe had been in service for more than 50 years.

Reynolds Inliner, a leading wastewater infrastructure renewal contractor, has been renamed Layne Inliner to reflect its status as a member of the Layne family of companies. Layne Christensen Company acquired Reynolds Inliner in 2005.

Radius Professional HDD Tools has launched a new e-commerce website (www.radiushdd.com) that offers a convenient way to purchase hundreds of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) tools and accessories.

Larry E. Randolph, 66, vice president, chief marketing officer and owner of Apex Pipeline Services Inc., died May 23.

NASSCO, the National Association of Sewer Service Companies, has recently released Suggested Standard Specification for Pressure Testing and Grouting of Sewer Pipe Joints, Laterals and Lateral Connections Using the Packer Method with Solution Grouts.

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