Industry News - September 2010

AWWA, ASME-ITI Issue ANSI Standard; Fluid Metering Releases Product Catalog; EPA Awards Kansas, Iowa Grants; Geospatial Creates Infrastructure Blog; ADS Acquires Inserta Fittings, Piedmont, Foltz; Henrich Joins SewerVUE

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AWWA, ASME-ITI Issue ANSI Standard

The American Water Works Association and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovative Technologies Institute have developed a risk and resilience management standard for water utilities. The J100 standard, created in response to Hurricane Katrina and other recent disasters, is designed to help water and wastewater utilities identify potential threats to U.S. water infrastructure and prepare for or mitigate damage. A detailed summary is available at

Fluid Metering Releases Product Catalog

Fluid Metering Inc.’s latest catalog features 32 pages of fluid handling solutions, including ChloritrolT, a valveless metering system for maintenance-free injection of liquid sodium and calcium hypochlorite. Other products include the CTS chemical treatment system for metering water and wastewater treatment chemicals and the PDS-100 programmable dispensing system that uses stepper motors to control delivery from 500 nanoliters per dispense up to 2 liters per minute continuous flow. For a copy, call 800/223-3388, e-mail or visit

EPA Awards Kansas, Iowa Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $970,000 grant to Derby, Kan., for sewer improvements and $291,000 to Boone, Iowa, for a sewer project. The Kansas project will construct approximately 7,050 feet of 36-inch sewer pipe and 17 manholes. The Iowa project will address residential sewer backups that occur during moderate to heavy rainfall by replacing undersized sanitary sewer pipe with larger diameter pipe.

Geospatial Creates Infrastructure Blog

Geospatial Holdings’ infrastructure blog (www.geospatialholdings. offers technology developments and facilitates discussion on events driving the underground infrastructure industry toward more efficient operation and expansion.

ADS Acquires Inserta Fittings, Piedmont, Foltz

Advanced Drainage Systems has acquired Inserta Fittings of Forest Grove, Ore., manufacturer of Inserta Tee. The acquisition follows the purchase of Piedmont Concrete, Pineville, N.C., manufacturer of precast sanitary and stormwater structures, and the April purchase of Foltz Concrete Pipe Co. of Winston-Salem, N.C.

Henrich Joins SewerVUE

Gordon Henrich has joined SewerVUE as vice president of sales and marketing. He has extensive experience working with North American engineering companies as well as major municipalities and utilities, assisting in understanding and matching the appropriate inspection technologies with the condition-based asset management requirements of pipeline owners.


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