Water, water everywhere
King County, Wash., has contracted with Oakville, Ontario-based Zenon Environmental to provide a membrane bioreactor to treat municipal sewage.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., Utilities has contracted with Warrendale, Pa.-based USFilter RJ Environmental Products to provide carbon adsorbers for the McDowell Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Huntersville, N.C.
Pinellas County, Fla., and the Southwest Florida Water Management District have contracted with San Diego-based Berryman & Henigar to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan for the Cross Bayou Canal system. The planning phase, expected to be completed by September 2005, will include water quality and sediment data collection, and hydrologic model creation.
Crossville, Tenn., has contracted with Houston-based Veolia Water North America to provide wastewater management services. Palmetto, Fla., Hoover, Ala., and St. Michael, Minn., have extended their wastewater management services contracts with the firm. And Conroe, Texas, has also extended the firm’s contract for industrial treatment program management.
Somoma County, Calif., has contracted with Dublin, Calif.-based Accela to expand its e-government services to include online permitting.
Nashville, Tenn., has contracted with Portage, Mich.-based Manatron to provide property tax software.
Steamboat, Colo.-based Route County Road and Bridge has contracted with Snowmass, Colo.-based Tracker Software to provide work management software.
The Alabama Department of Human Resources has contracted with Reston, Va.-based Tier Technologies to operate the state’s Child Support Payment Center.
Solano County, Calif., has contracted with Rochester, N.Y.-based Pictometry International to provide a digital imaging database of the county.
California has contracted with Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Retirement Solutions to provide administration services for its Savings Plus Program.
The Chicago Housing Authority has contracted with St. Paul, Minn.-based Lawson Software to provide software and services that will help reduce operating costs and improve employee services.
And the winner is…
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based EDSA has received an Award of Honor and an Award of Merit from the Kentucky Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture for its development of the Riverfront Redevelopment Master Plan and RiverPark Center Patio Expansion in Owensboro, Ky.
Orange, Calif.-based J.L. Patterson & Associates has received the 2004 Engineering Project Achievement Award from the Orange County Engineering Council for design improvements to the Santa Ana Metrolink Station. The project includes construction of a second platform and a grade-separated pedestrian overcrossing between the station and the platform.
The Olivenhain Municipal Water District in California has received the Recycled Water Agency of the Year Award from the California Section of the Alexandria, Va.-based WateReuse Association.
The Miami-Dade County, Fla., Department of Environmental Resources Management and Miami-Dade TV have received a Bronze Telly Award in the TV Program Education category from the New York-based Telly Awards. The award recognizes the team’s “Yard Care 101” program, which provides money-saving tips.
Omaha, Neb.-based HDR has acquired Washington-based HLB Decision Economics.
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Rental Service Corp. has changed its name to RSC Equipment Rental.
R. Craig Finley, former senior vice president for Pasadena, Calif.-based Parsons Corp., has created the Finley Engineering Group, a new bridge engineering and consulting company based in Tallahassee, Fla.
Sterling Truck Corp. has moved its headquarters from Willoughby, Ohio, to Redford, Mich.
White Plains, N.Y.-based Malcolm Pirnie has acquired Santa Monica, Calif.-based McGuire Environmental Consultants.
Navistar Financial Corp. has moved its headquarters from Rolling Meadows, Ill., to Schaumburg, Ill.
Baltimore-based CompuDyne Public Safety and Justice has joined New Hampton, N.Y.-based NextChannel Partners.
The La Jolla, Calif.-based Active Network has acquired Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Public Enterprise Group. In 2004, Active Network acquired Vancouver-based Class Software Solutions.
Safe at home
The Akron, N.Y., Volunteer Fire Company has purchased a custom pumper/tanker from Appleton, Wis.-based Pierce Manufacturing. Vehicle features include a 2,000 gallon-per-minute pump, a 2,500-gallon water tank and a 70-gallon foam cell.
The Belmont, Mass., Local Emergency Planning Committee has contracted with Austin, Texas-based MessageOne to provide a notification and emergency broadcast system that will allow town officials to warn residents of emergencies by phone, pager, wireless devices and e-mail.
The District of Columbia‘s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice has contracted with New York-based Burson-Marsteller to develop and implement an emergency awareness and education campaign for residents in the National Capital Region, which includes the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia. The campaign is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Urban Areas Security Initiative.
Nashville-based W.A.R.N. (Wide Area Rapid Notification) and San Diego-based MIR3 have partnered to provide Cleveland’s Public Health and Public Safety Departments with automated, interactive emergency notification services.