Unrestricted cash at September 30, 2011 was $96.7 million compared to $108.0 million at June 30, 2011 and $114.8 million at December 31, 2010. Operating cash flow for the first nine months was impacted primarily by transaction costs related to recent acquisitions, along with the restructuring charges, prior debt redemption costs and lower earnings from North American Sewer and Water Rehabilitation. We expect to see increased cash flow during the remainder of 2011 as earnings grow and we are able to optimize our cash management practices.
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