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Friday, February 26, 2010

Water Stocks News - Tampa Bay Desalination Plant Achieves Performance Milestones

Water Stocks News - Tampa Bay Desalination Plant Achieves Performance Milestones

Tampa Bay Water and American Water-Acciona Agua hit 25 MGD for 4 months mark, 20 MGD for 12 months

CLEARWATER, Fla.--(Investorideas.com water stocks newswire )--Tampa Bay Water, American Water (NYSE:AWK), and Acciona Agua announced today that the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Facility, the largest seawater desalination plant in the U.S., has passed the final two performance milestone tests. The tests required the plant to produce 25 million gallons of water per day (MGD) for 120 consecutive days and also average 20 MGD for 12 consecutive months. Both milestones were successfully completed this February.

“American Water is pleased to be a partner with Tampa Bay Water and Acciona Agua in delivering such a significant water solution”
.“The completion of the last of a series of operational milestones at the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination facility is an achievement for all of the region’s water customers,” said Gerald Seeber, General Manager of Tampa Bay Water. “The Facility provides an important, drought-proof component to the region’s water supply system and is a true example of a successful public-private partnership.”

At 25 MGD, the plant provides about 10 percent of the Tampa Bay region’s drinking water supply and is operated by American Water and Acciona Agua through the joint venture American Water – Acciona Agua LLC. The desalination plant serves as a model that other coastal communities may consider as a practical and sustainable solution to ease their water challenges.

“American Water is pleased to be a partner with Tampa Bay Water and Acciona Agua in delivering such a significant water solution,” said Don Correll, president and CEO of American Water. “This innovative plant meets the growing water needs of the Tampa Bay area and has produced more than 18 billion gallons of water for 2.5 million customers in the last two years.”

Luis Castilla, President for ACCIONA Agua SA, stated, “The public-private partnership with Tampa Bay Water highlights our commitment to the Tampa Bay region that the facility can deliver.”

As a result of passing the test, Tampa Bay Water will receive $31.25 million dollars from the Southwest Florida Water Management District, commonly known as SWFWMD. SWFWMD had pledged funds to help build the plant, but had required the plant to achieve four performance benchmarks prior to releasing all the funds.

Seawater desalination is a sustainable, drought-proof, environmentally sound source of drinking water. Groundwater from aquifers and surface water from rivers is already part of Tampa Bay Water's regional system, but seawater desalination was selected to add another element of diversity and drought-resistance to the region's water supply network.

Tampa Bay Water provides wholesale water to the public utility systems of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, as well as the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa, who in turn serve 2.5 million people in the Tampa Bay region. To learn more about Tampa Bay Water, please visit www.tampabaywater.org.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states and Ontario and Manitoba, Canada.

Based in Madrid, Spain, ACCIONA is one of Spain’s leading business corporations with more than 35,000 employees around the world. The company operates in infrastructure, energy, water and services in more than thirty countries. As part of this group ACCIONA Agua is one of the largest water treatment companies in the world, with over 75 desalination facilities in design, construction, or operation on 5 continents and water services to more than 2.5 million people, including the largest reverse osmosis facilities in Spain, Australia, the UK, and the U.S. and recently has been awarded with the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world, located in Atotonilco, Mexico.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Water Stocks news - Insituform Receives Contracts Valued at US $19.9 Million to Rehabilitate Wastewater Pipelines in Singapore

Insituform Receives Contracts Valued at US $19.9 Million to Rehabilitate Wastewater Pipelines in Singapore


ST. LOUIS--Insituform Technologies; Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: INSU) announced today that its Singapore subsidiary; Insitu Envirotech (S.E. Asia) Pte Ltd. (“Insituform”); has been awarded four contracts totaling US $18.5 million.
Under the contracts; Insituform will perform work for the Public Utility Board (PUB); Singapore’s national water agency; and rehabilitate approximately 50 miles of sewer pipeline though the use of the Insituform® cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) process. Insituform also announced it has received an additional US $1.4 million in orders to supply CIPP tube to third parties in Singapore.

For the year; Insituform has received approximately $3.1 million in third-party; CIPP tube sale orders.

In 2009; PUB; Singapore’s publicly-owned water utility; began work on a multi-year US $295 million rehabilitation program. This rehabilitation program is expected to be completed in 2014 and will upgrade over 700 miles of public sewers and 30 miles of pumping mains. PUB serves a population of over 4.5 million Singaporeans. These contracts are part of PUB’s ongoing rehabilitation program.

 “Insituform looks forward to continuing its work with PUB and to the opportunity to bid on additional work as PUB continues its ongoing rehabilitation program. In addition; we continue to provide enhanced services to the market in Singapore by supplying local rehabilitation contractors with our CIPP tube. We expect to continue this offering by supplying CIPP tubes for PUB projects for many years to come; ” said Daniel Cowan; Insituform’s Vice-President; Asia-Pacific.


 The iPlus Infusion® system for small-diameter wastewater pipelines and the iPlus® Composite system for medium- to large-diameter wastewater pipelines will be used for the first time in Singapore on this project. These next-generation CIPP solutions provide PUB with an environmentally beneficial solution. Insituform plans to utilize its air invert steam cure (AISC) technology to complete this project; which will reduce water and energy usage on the job site by approximately 95 percent.; Insituform expects this project will create 45 new positions including laborers; field management and administrative personnel in Singapore. In addition; locally-owned subcontractors will be used to complete work on this project; which is expected to begin in March 2010 and be completed by December 2011.

 “Singapore’s PUB is one of the most progressive water utilities in the world. This project; which is Phase IV in its overall sewer rehabilitation program; allows Insituform to introduce its next-generation solutions to Asia. We remain committed to partnering with PUB to ensure it can continue to meet its customer demands. By utilizing our innovative technology; PUB will be able to upgrade its system with little disruption to the people of Singapore; ” Cowan continued.;

For photography; an interview; or more information on the CIPP process and how it works; please contact Aura Joyce at 636-530-8775 

About Insituform; Insituform Technologies; Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of proprietary technologies and services for rehabilitating sewer; water; energy and mining piping systems and the corrosion protection of industrial pipelines. More information about the Company can be found on its internet site at http://www.insituform.com./


Forward-Looking Statements; The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements. The Company makes forward-looking statements in this news release that represent the Company’s beliefs or expectations about future events or financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and on management’s beliefs; assumptions; estimates or projections and are not guarantees of future events or results. When used in this document; the words “anticipate; ” “estimate; ” “believe; ” “plan; ” “intend; ” “may; ” “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements; but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks; uncertainties and assumptions; including those referred to in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31; 2008; as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 2; 2009; and in our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. In light of these risks; uncertainties and assumptions; the forward-looking events may not occur. In addition; our actual results may vary materially from those anticipated; estimated; suggested or projected. Except as required by law; we do not assume a duty to update forward-looking statement; whether as a result of new information; future events or otherwise. Investors should; however; review additional disclosures made by the Company from time to time in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Please use caution and do not place reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made by the Company in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements.; Insituform®; iPlus Infusion®; iPlus® Composite and the Insituform® logo are the registered trademarks of Insituform Technologies; Inc. and its affiliates.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

What if a Million More Investors Invest in Green Technology and Water Technology?

What if a Million More Investors Invest in Green Technology and Water Technology?



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Monday, February 15, 2010

Water Stocks News - Jacobs (NYSE:JEC ) Acquires Jordan, Jones and Goulding, Inc; Expands Global Capabilities in Water and Wastewater

Water Stocks News - Jacobs (NYSE:JEC ) Acquires Jordan, Jones and Goulding, Inc; Expands Global Capabilities in Water and Wastewater


PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 15 -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC ) announced today that it has acquired Jordan, Jones and Goulding, Inc. (JJG), a 500-person professional services firm. JJG significantly expands Jacobs position in the North American water and wastewater market, and broadens the Company's strong position in the global aviation, transit, and transportation infrastructure markets.

Jacobs did not disclose the terms of the transaction.



Founded in 1958, JJG is based in Atlanta, Ga. and has 17 offices across the southern U.S. The highly respected company provides engineering, planning and consulting services for water, wastewater, environmental and other clients. The addition of JJG to Jacobs gives both companies the ability to provide comprehensive water solutions for clients, from assessments, planning, and design of new systems to the expansion and upgrade of existing systems.



In making the announcement, JJG President and Chief Executive Officer Don Allen stated, "We expect our employees and clients to benefit greatly from us joining Jacobs. Combining our capabilities with a company that shares our values allows our employees to continue to grow, and it provides a larger platform to better serve our clients."



Jacobs President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Martin said, "JJG has a very talented team. Their expertise in water infrastructure is not only a great complement to Jacobs strengths, but it also positions us for growth." Martin went on to say, "Like many other challenges resulting from the aging infrastructure worldwide, water and wastewater is a critical concern. This acquisition boosts our global capabilities to support public and private clients with the water solutions they urgently need."



Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.



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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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