November Newsline: Water industry $127B in 2009; Inergy pipeline update; Tampa sewer rates rising

November 2009 Vol. 64 No. 11

Smithson Valley-based GVTC serves rural residents living in the Texas Hill Country. It markets voice, high-speed Internet, digital cable television and home security monitoring services on behalf of 32,000 members.

GVTC was formed in 1951 and is now the largest telephone cooperative in the state, with more than 32,000 members in 11 counties.

Enbridge to deliver Canadian oil to U.S. via new pipeline
On August 20, the United States approved Enbridge Inc.’s $3.3 billion Alberta Clipper pipeline project, granting the project, which will deliver Canadian oil to U.S. refineries a presidential permit, and causing an upset with some environmental groups. The U.S. State Department said that allowing construction of the 450,000 barrel per day line serves U.S. interests by adding secure oil supplies from outside the OPEC nations at a time when political tensions in some producing regions threaten to interfere with oil shipments.

Enbridge hope to have the 1,600-kilometer (992 mile) line up and running by mid-2010 and said it expects to begin construction soon, creating more than 3,000 U.S. jobs.

The August issue of Underground Construction, pg. 12, names CNH as the manufacturer of the Case 400 Series 3 skid steers. Case Construction is the brand name of this product and should have been listed as Case. Please see the correct product listing in this issue on page 58 in New Products.

Also, on page 33 in the June issue of Underground Construction, the Pipe Selection Chart incorrectly names Amitech USA as the pipe manufacturer. The company changed its name to US Composite Pipe and should have been listed as such. The pipe information for US Composite is correct.