Jun 05, 2020

Business News: 06/05/2020

The latest storm water business news

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SFPUC 10 Year Anniversary of Storm Water Management Ordinance

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Storm Water Management Ordinance, a groundbreaking initiative to more efficiently capture and store the City’s rainwater through green infrastructure projects, turned 10 years old this May. 

The undertaking has helped manage approximately 180 million gallons of rainwater each year, steering 60 million gallons of water away from the City’s sewer system in the process, according to the press release.

“In the decade since the Stormwater Management Ordinance has passed, our City has been transformed for the better,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. “In place of impermeable pavements, we are seeing rain gardens, greenery and other materials that absorb our rain water instead of pushing it into our sewer system. We can look back on our first 10 years as a huge success, but it’s only the start of a great future.”

NORMA Group Appoints Samir Shah as Global Divisional President

NORMA Group has appointed Samir Shah as global Divisional President WATER, according to the company’s press release. 

Samir Shah joined NORMA Group on Apr. 27, 2020, and is based in Woodland Hills, California, U.S., at the headquarters of NDS, a member of NORMA Group. 

He reports directly to the CEO of NORMA Group, Dr. Michael Schneider. With this new role, NORMA Group is advancing the strategic development of its global water management business. This includes: leading the global water management strategy, acquisitions, financial and product group performance, product and process development, product management, project management, and engineering. 

Samir has 16 years of experience in various P&L roles in Sales, Marketing and Business Development with Rain Bird Corporation, U.S. Prior to joining NORMA Group, he was leading two divisions for J&J Electronics (Halco LED lighting technology), U.S. Samir holds two degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Technological University, VA, and Gujarat University, India, added the press release.

Los Angeles City Hall Wins Conservation Award

The Los Angeles City Hall facility won the Walk the Walk Award for outstanding water conservation during the past year, according to a press release.

City officials credited Dynamic Water Technologies for saving more than 1.5 million gallons, or 20%, of annual water usage and reducing sewer discharge by 85% in the 530,000-square-foot city hall building.

The DWT system uses advanced electrochemical science to remove heavy metals and ions which form lime scale in HVAC chiller systems without using chemicals, according  to Michael Boyko, CEO of Dynamic Water Technologies.

Thompson Pump Adds New Pump to Rotary Wellpoint Lineup

Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company debuted its 6” rotary wellpoint pump (Model: 6RW-DIS-4LE2T-X) at this year’s CONEXPO-Con/AGG trade show in Las Vegas.

The Thompson Pump rotary wellpoint pumps are the “original” rotary wellpoint pumps designed by the company’s co-founder, George Thompson, according to the press release. 

With unassisted priming and automatic re-priming, the 6RW pump features: high air handling and large water volume capabilities; up to 1,400 gpm and heads up to 80 feet; operating speeds up to 2,000 rpm; and a low HP engine for better fuel efficiency after treatment.

The 6RW pump is designed for wellpoint and sock dewatering applications and can be used in place of a comparable 6” vacuum or piston pump, added the press release.