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Back to school for U.S. water infrastructure.

August 2, 2013 Leave a comment

DThe ASCE just gave U.S. water infrastructure a D.

The EPA’s fifth “Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment” report has been released and estimates that $247.5 billion will be needed to repair or replace the nation’s aging transmission and distribution systems. Peter Grevatt, Ph.D., the director of the EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, believes that asset management is integral and states that the EPA has been working with utilities to “anticipate where there is going to be a failure rather than waiting to see where the water starts to come out of the ground.”

They are not the only ones to think proactive management is better than reactive repairs. The ASCE 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure states that “determining pipe condition through cost-effective structural assessment will allow worst-condition pipes to be addressed first, avoiding potential failures and associated risks, damages, and costs. These structural condition assessments will also help avoid premature replacement of structurally sound pipes to save resources and time.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.


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PICA at ASCE Pipelines Conference in Miami Beach!

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Miami BeachNext week the ASCE Pipelines Conference kicks off in Miami Beach, Florida. Swing by PICA’s booth (805) to find brochures, goodies, a video presentation and CANDY!

Oh yeah – you will also have the rare opportunity to meet three great gentlemen:

  • Bill Jappy, Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Ed Brain, Sales Manager – Canada
  • Chris Garrett, General Manager – PICA USA

Don’t forget to bring your golf clubs. Bill and Chris will be playing in the conference tournament on Wednesday at the famed Crandon Golf Course.

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PICA at ASCE 2011

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Dave RussellThe ASCE conference and trade show is a place to meet old friends and make a few new ones. This year’s venue was the beautiful city of Seattle where PICA had a booth where we showcased our HydraSnake tool.

The thing we like about ASCE conferences is that they are “right sized” and not too long. The exhibition had a lunch sandwich buffet and breakfast buffet that allowed conference attendees to look over innovations in technology while enjoying some good food.

We also took the opportunity to announce and strengthen our new strategic alliance with Wachs Water Services – many old and new customers asked us about that alliance and expressed their encouragement. It’s good to see that everyone is as excited about it as we are.

This year, PICA sponsored a hole in the golf tournament and U.S. Manager, Chris Garrett (a fair golfer) tried his hand at it too. Chris represented us at the booth along with Vincent Chen (Sales Manager for China, Asia and the west coast of Canada/USA) and me, Dave Russell (company prez). Vincent (left) and Chris(right) are shown in the photo below.

PICAs ASCE 2011 Booth










Best regards,
Dave Russell