Archive for March, 2013

Happy World Water Day!

March 22, 2013 Leave a comment

2013-03-22 World Water DayMarch 22 is World Water Day. Use today to think about the importance of freshwater and sustainable freshwater resources.

Even better, 2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. If you wish to learn more about this prestigious year or learn how you can contribute, visit the UN Water Cooperation website.

In the meantime, celebrate today with a cold, refreshing glass of H2O. Unless you’re in Alberta, where they just got a large dump of snow. Then you may want to heat it up and enjoy it infused with tea.



March 8, 2013 Leave a comment

The PICA team has just returned from a successful trip out west to the Annual NASTT No-Dig conference. Bill Jappy and Chris Garrett looked after the PICA booth as conference attendees wandered the exposition hall.

Csaba Ekes stopped by to discuss how his SewerVue tool can be combined with PICA’s SeeSnake inspections to offer Condition Assessment of all pipe materials. Many members of the 3M team visited the booth to reinforce the strength of the recently signed strategic alliance between the two companies. Dan Ellison and Frank Blaha also stopped by to discuss some of the logistics of their upcoming Water Research Foundation project “Leveraging Data from Non-Destructive Examinations to Help Select Ferrous Water Mains for Renewal“. These are just a few examples of the great conversations taking place around No-Dig.

If you were able to swing by the booth, thank you for your interest and time. If you were unable to see us, that’s okay – drop us a quick email or phone call and we will happily bring you up to speed.

Check back soon to get an overview of some of the great presentations we attended during the week.

Chris and Csaba Ekes at the PICA booth.

Chris and Csaba Ekes at the PICA booth.

PICA in the News… and the e-News!

March 4, 2013 Leave a comment

12-in SeeSnakeBe sure to catch the latest issue of Trenchless Technology Magazine. The magazine prominently features a 12-in PICA SeeSnake job from November in the Midwest. A three-person PICA team mobilized to inspect 3,000 ft of ductile iron force main using a free-swimming tool. Thanks to wonderful pre-engineering and project management from Donahoe and Associates, the field work was seamless and the data quality excellent.

To read the article, please visit Trenchless Online or contact your PICA representative.

PICA is also pleased to announce the launch of our new e-newsletter. We expect this to be a great Condition Assessment resource for industry leaders, discussing recent projects, proper use of existing technologies and many more relevant topics. If you would like to receive a copy of the monthly and aren’t already on our list, please email us.