Flowery Branch, Georgia, is facing tremendous growth as suburban Atlanta continues to sprawl. The community’s water and wastewater systems must prepare to support new residents and businesses while keeping costs in check.
Although the type of industry and specific operational practices determine the type of wastewater generated, most involve suspended solids, heavy metals, organic compounds or a variety of other pollutants.
Mueller Water Products of Atlanta announced that it has acquired Krausz Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of pipe couplings, grips and clamps, for US$140 million in cash. Krausz provides a full suite of innovative and proprietary pipe couplings, grips and clamps under the HYMAX brand for the global water and wastewater industries.
Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a developer and manufacturer of membrane-based filtration technologies, has commissioned a packaged membrane bioreactor (MBR) system in Saskatoon, SK. The Puron Plus system from KMS is said to provide a compact and turnkey wastewater treatment solution that is fully automated and provides consistent high-quality effluent for safe discharge or reuse.