Florida Water & Wastewater Survey Released by MultiTrode

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The Florida 2008 results include the biggest challenges faced by water and wastewater utilities, the effect of the current economic problems on the capital and operational budgets, the importance of energy cost and CO2 emissions and many more insights into how utilities are thinking.

Florida Water & Wastewater Survey

The stimulus plan proposed by Barack Obama is very timely in the light of the Florida situation. We are very hopeful that the package will flow into new investment to replace aging infrastructure in the municipal water and wastewater industry.

Florida water and wastewater utilities face many problems in meeting regulatory pressures, especially in the light of the current economic problems. The economic outlook for cities has caused 75% to cut their capital works budget and 63% to cut their operational budget.

The survey shows that meeting regulatory requirements is seen as the biggest challenge -- especially as these only get tighter every year. Ageing of existing infrastructure far outweighs growing infrastructure as a challenge -- and with capital works budgets cut and regulations getting tighter, Florida utilities are clearly in a very difficult position.

Wayne Patterson, CEO of MultiTrode, commented, "The stimulus plan proposed by Barack Obama is very timely in the light of the Florida situation. We are very hopeful that the package will flow into new investment to replace aging infrastructure in the municipal water and wastewater industry."

The Florida survey is available on the MultiTrode website, or downloadable from this news release.

About the company:
MultiTrode, founded in 1986, is a specialist in pump station technology for water and wastewater utilities around the world. The company has offices in the USA, UK and Australia.

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