New News information at Underground Utilities New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Underground Utilities ADS opens distribution center in Florida USA--Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) announced March 2 it has opened a new distribution center in Panama City Beach, Florida. The Panama City Beach location is the company’s fourth in the state and will increase the local supply of the company’s products and improve customer service. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 04:15:28 GMT Work starts for Encina sewer improvement project USA – The cities of Carlsbad and Vista, California, are replacing a segment of critical infrastructure along Carlsbad’s coastline that conveys up to 33 million gallons a day of wastewater to the Encina Water Pollution Control Facility, Carlsbad City announced. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 04:14:00 GMT New leader for Vermeer USA – Jason Andringa has become Vermeer’s president and CEO. The announcement was first made in August 2014, as part of the company’s family succession planning process. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:11:00 GMT Risky auger bore project delivered UK trenchless specialist Perco has installed a 225mm sewer pipe underneath the Fairfield Golf Course off King's Road in Audenshaw to which is 5m deep a new housing development and 9m deep at the outfall located within the golf course. Perco were able to offer 2 techniques in which to install the new 225mm pipe using trenchless techniques. One option was to install the pipe using a 1200mm Pipe jack. This was the more expensive option, but posed little potential risk due the potential obstructions within the ground from the old refuge site. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:43:00 GMT US based Pure Technologies buys Wachs Water Pure Technologies Ltd. announced in February that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pure Holding Inc., it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Wachs Valve and Hydrant Services, LLC, a privately held company operating as Wachs Water Services. In business for 15 years and headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Wachs Water is a leading provider of flow control maintenance and support, leak detection, and related asset management services to the water sector in the United States. Wachs Water was formed from the E.H. Wachs Company, which was founded in 1883. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Water companies accept price levels UK water regulator Ofwat announced that all but one of the UK water and sewerage companies have accepted its final determination, which set limits on the prices companies can charge between 2015 and 2020. Average bills are due to fall by around five per cent in real terms by 2020, while at the same time seeing improved levels of service. It is now for companies to deliver their plans. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT IBAK increases CNC capacity German CCTV specialist IBAK has added 6 new CNC machines to its Kiel factory it announced in February. The Kiel factory is equipped with a total of 23 CNC machines for reliable and dependable processing of components for the production of high quality camera systems and repair robots. In order to cope even better with the increasing demand, two state-of-the-art CNC processing centres and a CNC lathe were already integrated onto the production floor in the first six months of the year. In addition, another three fully automatic CNC centres for modern CNC machining were put into service in the course of the second half of the year. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Bristol Water seeks CMA review Bristol Water has rejected UK water regulator Ofwat's latest price determination and will be seeking a review by the Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA). The Final Determination, published on 12 December 2014, sets the allowed levels of total expenditure and investment companies can make to improve and protect water supplies. It also set the price controls which apply to companies' retail and wholesale activities and which determine the level of customers' bills over the next five years. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Free health and safety conference in Scotland Scottish businesses will get the opportunity to learn more about how to protect their employees from the risks of being injured or made ill at work at a free educational conference being organised by the British Safety Council at the Health & Safety Scotland exhibition at the SECC Glasgow on 22-23 April 2015. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT New US certifications for HammerHead HammerHead Trenchless Equipment's HydraLiner cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining system has received two of the industry's most highly respected certifications. Independent testing by NSF International and the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) determined that HammerHead HydraLiner meets or surpasses high-level plumbing and ventilation standards. Both organizations certified HydraLiner consumables in early January. The endorsements will now help CIPP rehabilitation contractors access projects in some of the country's most restrictive markets. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT