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Washington Watch: Methane Emission Standards Hit Pipelines; but More Gently than Proposed

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final methane performance standards for natural gas controllers and compressors, which will require midstream and interstate pipelines to take a new look at their emission controls.

Challenges of repairing rural water lines in urbanizing areas

To make repairs, the BCWA team has primarily relied on trackhoes (backhoe loaders) and mini excavators. However, in some environments, using these common equipment fleet staples of most rural water associations can potentially cause additional damage that will need to be addressed.

Funding still flowing despite economic headwinds, challenges

The last two years in America’s municipal infrastructure industry have seen tremendous increases in project activities driven primarily by significant boosts in government funding. If you happened to be a consulting engineer, contractor or manufacturer/supplier, business has been good. Now, 2024 has the potential to be a great year for many in infrastructure.

CIPP natural variation shouldn’t give you a headache

When developing a QA/QC program for a CIPP project, a good place to start is NASSCO’s Performance Specification Guideline (PSG) Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Installation. The PSG is developed with expertise from a wide range of industry experts and in addition to detailing specific terminology guidance also provides additional context notes within text boxes, when necessary, allowing the user to better understand the background behind the guidance.

Navigating, understanding hidden dangers of permit-required confined space entry

There are many occupations that require the safe performance of work when confined space is involved, including sewer structure rehabilitation, manhole entry and infrastructure inspection processes. Any incidents during confined space entry are of particular concern to health and safety, due to the hazards they pose to the potential victim and the attendant and rescue team. Understanding these hidden dangers are vital to a safe work site.

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Volvo CE introduces two new compact excavators to North American market

The EC37 and ECR40 include a new elongated undercarriage for optimum stability in almost any environment.

United Rentals enhances fleet with HIPOWER EHR solar battery generators

Developed by HIPOWER in collaboration with United Rentals, the EHR Solar Battery Generator is a resilient, portable energy storage.

CASE Delivers Electric Backhoe Loaders to Utilities in New York

CASE delivers the company's new electric backhoes to utility companies in New York.

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First Look: Sharewell Introduces Gyroscopic Tool for Smaller Pipes, Bores | Underground Construction
First Look: Sharewell Introduces Gyroscopic Tool for Smaller Pipes, Bores

Sharewell HDD has introduced the state-of-the-art Opti-Trac Gyro navigation system for horizontal directional drilling (HDD).

Business

Tina Faraca

GTI Energy’s Board of Directors has elected Tina Faraca to serve a three-year term on the Board as an independent director.

Vermeer Corporation

Vermeer opened its new, 312,000-square-foot Global Parts Distribution Center, on the grounds of its Pella, Iowa, corporate headquarters.

Plastics Pipe Institute Inc.

Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), the major North American trade association representing the plastic pipe industry, announced its Members of the Year winners for 2022. 

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