The Escambia County, Fla., Department of Solid Waste; the Marion County, Ore., Department of Public Works; the New York Fire and Police departments and the Illinois Department of Corrections have received Recycling Leadership Awards from the Atlanta-based Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp., for their participation in the battery collection program.
Sheboygan, Wis., has received the Best Use of Technology to Plan for Natural Disaster Prevention or Recovery from the Washington-based American Planning Association for using computer software to facilitate information exchanges between its planning, fire and police departments.
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise has received the Governor’s New Product Award from the Tallahassee-based Florida Engineering Society and the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers for its Web-based Turnpike Enterprise Asset Management System that identifies transportation needs.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based EDSA has received a Merit Award from the Kentucky Chapter of the Washington-based American Society of Landscape Architects for the Mitch McConnell Riverwalk and Plaza in Owensboro, Ky.
Mt. Vernon, Ind., has contracted with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to connect the city’s water meters to its billing system.
Boulder, Colo., has contracted with Broomfield, Colo.-based MWH Global to assess the city’s raw water system to identify future needs.
La Vergne, Tenn., has contracted with Fort Washington, Pa.-based Severn Trent Services to operate and manage the city’s water utility system.
Carlsbad, Calif., has contracted with Stamford, Conn.-based Poseidon Resources to construct a water desalination plant.
Tampa Bay, Fla., has contracted with Houston-based Veolia Water to design, build and operate a 120-million-gallon-per-day, $158 million regional surface water treatment plant scheduled for completion in 2010.
The Nevada Irrigation District has voted to build a $235 million drinking water treatment plant for Lincoln, Nev., that will be completed in three to five years.
Montgomery, Ala., has contracted with Denver-based CH2M HILL to design the new $60 million Milley Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, scheduled for completion in 2010.
North Platte, Neb., has purchased computer software from Troy, N.Y.-based MapInfo to identify and recruit businesses and create a sustainable growth strategy for the city.
Chula Vista, Calif., has purchased e-mail retention and protection software from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Mimosa Systems.
Cobb County, Ga., has purchased software from San Ramon, Calif.-based Accela to manage permitting, land use and licensing activities by its Community Development Agency. Maricopa County, Ariz., has purchased software from the company to track air quality and pollution control permits.
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has contracted with Manassas, Va.-based PC Mall Gov to provide software products from various manufacturers.
Cherokee County and Wright County, Iowa, have contracted with St. Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell to host their GIS Web sites. Also, Livingston County, Ill., has contracted with the company to expand the county’s GIS. Tama County, Iowa, has contracted with the company to integrate GIS data into its tax appraisal system. White County, Ill., has contracted with the company to update its CAD-based mapping system.