Industry News - August 2010

Louisiana FS Solutions Center Adds Guzzler Parts; Draincables Direct Opens California Location; PipeFlo Becomes Installer for LMK Enterprises; Kansas City to Spend $2.5 Billion on Reducing Overflows; EPA Awards $194,000 Grant for Water Infrastructure; Pat’s Pump Named Distributor for Myers/Aplex

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Louisiana FS Solutions Center Adds Guzzler Parts

Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group’s FS Solutions center in Gonzales, La., now stocks parts for Federal Signal’s Guzzler brand of industrial vacuum loaders, as well as vacuum accessories. The new inventory is in addition to the Jetstream brand of waterblasters and other makes and models of waterblasters already in stock.

Draincables Direct Opens California Location

Draincables Direct has opened a distribution facility in Visalia, Calif. Draincables Direct now has two West Coast locations.

PipeFlo Becomes Installer for LMK Enterprises

PipeFlo Contracting Corp., operating in Southern Ontario, Canada, has become a licensed installer for LMK Enterprises. PipeFlo will offer both LMK’s Lateral Lining System and its Vac-a-Tee Trenchless Cleanout Installation System.

Kansas City to Spend $2.5 Billion on Reducing Overflows

The City of Kansas City, Mo., will spend $2.5 billion over 25 years to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems, eliminating overflows of untreated sewage and reducing pollution levels in urban stormwater, according to the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Kansas City’s sewer system collects and receives domestic, commercial and industrial wastewater from approximately 650,000 people in the city and 27 neighboring communities. The system covers more than 420 square miles and includes seven wastewater treatment plants, 38 pumping stations and more than 2,800 miles of sewer lines. Since 2002, the city has experienced approximately 1,294 sewer overflows, including at least 138 unpermitted combined sewer overflows, 390 sanitary sewer overflows and 766 backups in buildings and private properties. The overflows result in the annual discharge of approximately 7 billion gallons of raw sewage into local waterways.

EPA Awards $194,000 Grant for Water Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $194,000 grant to East Prairie, Mo., for storm sewer system improvements. The city received a similar grant in 2009. Since 2006, four sewer collapses have caused flooding within the city. The grants will help apply lining to 2,000 feet of the storm sewer.

Pat’s Pump Named Distributor for Myers/Aplex

Pat’s Pump & Blower has been named Southeast Master Distributor for the Myers/Aplex line of high-pressure pumps used for the sewerjetting industry.


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