News & Announcements
The Coombs Hopkins Company’s Partner, XYLEM, Gives Back and Supports Communities During COVID-19
The Coombs-Hopkins Company is especially honored to represent several Xylem Brands in the municipal water and wastewater space. Xylem is a leading water technology company committed to "solving water" by creating innovative and smart technology solutions to meet the world's water, wastewater and energy needs. In the first weeks of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Xylem, through its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Xylem Watermark, announced that they would be providing grants to nonprofit organizations that are working with their partners and customers to support communities in these challenging times. We are proud to announce that Xylem Watermark has awarded a Grant to 2-1-1 San Diego, a vital organization in the San Diego region where The Coombs-Hopkins Company is headquartered. 2-1-1 San Diego is an established non-profit that connects thousands of people to more than 6,000 community, health, and disaster services every day. People in need can call 2-1-1 to reach a live person that will help them find the services, information, and resources they need. More information can be found on the 2-1-1 San Diego website: https://211sandiego.org.
The Coombs-Hopkins Company would like to express our deep appreciation for the focus and resources that Xylem puts forth in our community, locally and globally, towards giving back, especially in this time of great need. As long as we can remember, Xylem, through Xylem Watermark, has shined as an example of an organization that truly values community and helps raise up the less fortunate. Thank you to Xylem Watermark for making a difference! Visit www.xylemwatermark.com to learn more!
Coombs Hopkins Welcomes Casey Rebmann
The Coombs-Hopkins Company and D.C. Frost Associates, Inc. is please to announce the addition of Casey Rebmann. Casey will be working closely with Jeff Rabas, Aftermarket/Service Manager, as an Aftermarket Sales Associate, and will be based in the Carlsbad, California office. Casey previously worked with a large contractor in San Francisco and is excited to continue his career in the water and wastewater industry.
Coombs Hopkins Attends Opening of the New Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center
Earlier this month, Rick Eismin attended the unveiling of the new Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center in Carson, California. This Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Advanced Purification Center will recycle 500,000 gallons of wastewater per day, with a future 150 million gallons per day.
Stantec, along with subconsultants Trussell Technologies and Carollo Engineers collaborated on the design of the facility, which features side-by-side SUEZ and Evoqua membrane bioreactors (MBR). This is an amazing opportunity for our clients to see how these two technologies compare.
In addition, the plant has also installed Trojan UV for the AOP process and Xylem mixers.
U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano; Carson Mayor Albert Robles; State Water Resources Control Board Chairman E. Joaquin Esquivel; Los Angeles Regional Board Chairwoman Irma Muñoz; Metropolitan Board Chairwoman Gloria D. Gray; Metropolitan General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger; and Sanitation Districts Chief Engineer and General Manager Robert C. Ferrante were the featured speakers at the event.
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Coombs Hopkins Provides Equipment for South Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant in North Salt Lake City
Coombs Hopkins is proud to partner with the Wasatch Resource Recovery Center by providing the Suez Monsal equipment for the South Davis WWTP in North Salt Lake City. The Monsal equipment consists of waste receiving pre-treatment, advanced digestion pasteurization and sequential gas mixing technology, which significantly reduces the quantity of biosolids disposed of by the WWTP. This equipment also produces methane for fuel and fertilizer. Watch the video here:
2018 American Water Works Association ACE Facility Tours
The 2018 AWWA ACE Facility Tours included a walkthrough of the 300 MGD River Mountain Water Treatment Plant in Henderson, Nevada. Nearly 40 people attended the event, which was hosted by Rick Giltner of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA). Leopold Filters with Type S underdrains and IMS Cap are at the heart of the process, which also includes Ozone disinfection.
It was one of the hottest days of the year so far, but fortunately XYLEM came up with a perfectly refreshing ending - an ice cream truck. Interestingly, chlorine gas was not a safety concern on this tour, but the group needed to be on the lookout for rattlesnakes!
Many thanks to SNWA for their support of AWWA.
Coombs-Hopkins Welcomes Jeff Rabas
Coombs Hopkins welcomes Jeff Rabas as our new Service Coordinator and Aftermarket Specialist. Jeff will be based in the Denver, Colorado office, but will cover customers in the entire Coombs-Hopkins territory. Jeff brings great experience to the team which will serve our Principals and Clients well. Jeff has over 27 years’ experience in operations of small to large water, wastewater, and industrial treatment plants.
OCWD and OCSD Set Recycled Water Record
The Orange County Water District GWRS Plant set the bar for the most recycled water produced in one day by making 100.08 million gallons of high purity water.
Nearly 1,000 people attended the a Winterfest celebration, which included food, refreshments, and a snowfield and sledding hill. For several attendees, this was the first time they had ever seen snow, and the first time that they ever tasted recycled water.
Adam Festger of Trojan technologies was an official observer, and the record was certified by an official from the Guinness Book of World Records.
The record-setting day was made possible by the cooperative effort of both the Orange County Water District and the Orange County Sanitation District. The Sanitation District was able to produce just enough high-quality effluent to feed into the GWRF system for the Water District to purify to drinking water standards.
Valley Children’s Hospital first in California to implement EnviroMix compressed gas mixing systems for WWTP
The EnviroMix Compressed Gas Mixing provides effective mixing at a fraction of the energy cost of diffused aeration or mechanical mixers and requires zero in-tank maintenance. The Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno, California chose the EnviroMix system in lieu of a mechanical mixing or coarse bubble aeration system to reduce their maintenance and energy cost savings while providing improved mixed conditions. Facilities today are making decisions reflective of long-term cost of ownership as well as environmental stewardship. This EnviroMix system provides 20-year ownership costs that are significantly lower, and addresses not only the initial capital and installation costs, but also equipment replacement, maintenance, and energy consumption.
Coombs-Hopkins Welcomes Brad Leidecker
Coombs Hopkins welcomes Brad Leidecker as the newest Sales Engineer. Brad is based out of the Walnut Creek, California office and will cover the Northern California territory north of Sacramento, and portions of the Bay Area.
Now Representing ClearAS
ClearAS is an advanced biological nutrient recovery (ABNR) system. See attached brochure for more information.
First Ishigaki Screw Press Unit Arrives in California
The Marquez Brothers’ Processing Plant in Hanford, California received the state's first Ishigaki Screw Press Unit.
First Five Star Disk Order in California
The City of Oceanside’s San Luis Rey WRF Recycled Water project will receive the first Five Star Disk Filter order in California.
60 Minutes - Depleting the Water
60 Minutes reports on disturbing new evidence that our planet's groundwater is being pumped out much faster than it can be replenished.
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