Water Expo delves BIG into the Hydroexcavation

The Water Expo delves BIG into the Hydroexcavation, Trenchless and Safe digging industry for its 8th edition, August 28th and 29th 2019, in Miami. The Water Expo is a major expo and conference for the Wastewater industry, located in sunny South Florida, that…

Water Expo 2019

The Water Expo would like to welcome Diamond Sponsor Kaiser Premier to the upcoming 8th edition August 28th and 29th of 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center. Find them in booth 915. Kaiser Premier is a…

Mike’s Muck

An Industry Developing… This time on Mike’s Muck I’d like to focus on where we find ourselves as an Industry here in 2019. I am going to say that this version of my Blog is more of a rambling of…

Did You Know…

Question:  Where did the term “fire plug” come from and how does it relate to today’s fire hydrants? Answer:   This phrase has been used for many years in the fire service. It refers back to the days when water mains…

Evidence Of Corruption In Handling Of Flint Water Crisis

The Daily Caller published a story Sunday that outlines what looks like local corruption in the handling of the re-piping effort in Flint, Michigan. At issue is a company called WT Stevens which, despite having no relevant experience, received millions…

Big Truck Day revs up kids in Jackson Memorial Park

MAY 5, 2019 – MADELINE SCARBOROUGH – Reporter – mscarborough@newsandsentinel.com http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2019/05/big-truck-day-revs-up-kids-in-jackson-memorial-park/   VIENNA — Despite the forecast of rain and gray skies, hundreds of children and their parents visited the Vienna Recreation Building at Jackson Memorial Park on Saturday morning…

FLINT LEAD PIPE REPLACEMENT AND POSSIBLE CORRUPTION…and more

Interesting that we have not heard anything about possible corruption regarding Flint choosing lead pipe replacement companies. I could not find any articles written in a Michigan newspaper concerning a company chosen by the city of Flint to replace some of…

FLINT GAVE CONTRACT TO FIRM WITH ALLEGEDLY NO PIPE REPLACEMENT EXPERIENCE, DUG UP NON-LEAD PIPES

Luke Rosiak | Investigative Reporter Flint, Michigan, steered $22 million in water crisis aid to a firm with no experience that is using slow and expensive methods to dig holes in order to replace lead water pipes, a city council member…

The $450,000 truck Mobile’s buying to alleviate flooding issues

by Nicole Fierro – Wednesday, February 13th 2019   MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — 450,000 Mobile tax dollars will now buy a truck used to alleviate flooding issues. Tuesday, Mobile’s City Council approved the spending amount to buy specialized equipment to clean sewers…

Site of gas line explosion in San Francisco was properly marked, PG&E says

J.D. Morris , Sarah Ravani and Gwendolyn Wu Feb. 7, 2019 Updated: Feb. 7, 2019 7:59 p.m   Pacific Gas and Electric Co. adequately marked its underground infrastructure at the site of a gas explosion that burned five buildings and sent people running for their lives in…