U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Senate honor Severn Trent with export award

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Photo Caption: Guillermo Gonzalez (center), deputy state director for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, presents the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award to Severn Trent Services. From left to right: Anthony Ceballos, regional director, U.S. Department of Commerce; Marwan Nesicolaci, vice president, Water Purification Solutions, Severn Trent Services; Gonzales; Dennis Nesicolaci, manager of international sales, Severn Trent Services; Julieanne Hennessy, director, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce.

FORT WASHINGTON, PA, October 27, 2005 -- Severn Trent Services announced yesterday it was honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce with its Export Achievement Award and by the U.S. Senate with a Certificate of Recognition. Both awards recognized the company for its work in successfully marketing its products and services in other countries.

The Export Achievement Award was given to the company for successfully entering at least one new market internationally with one of its products. The Department of Commerce cited the company's success in marketing its ClorTec™ on-site sodium hypochlorite generating system in the United Arab Emirates and the TETRA® SAF™ submerged aerated biological filtration system in China.

The ClorTec on-site sodium hypochlorite generating system is the most widely used hypochlorite generating system in the United States. The use of liquid sodium hypochlorite is increasing due to safety concerns associated with the use, storage and transportation of chlorine gas, the most common form of water and wastewater disinfection.

Severn Trent Services offers the TETRA SAF as a simplified alternative to other fixed-film biological processes such as BAF, MBBR, and RBCs. SAF can be used for either secondary or tertiary treatment in retrofit or new-construction wastewater applications.

The U.S. Senate Certificate of Recognition, awarded by Senator Dianne Feinstein from California, was given to the company for successfully marketing its products and services in Mexico. Senator Feinstein cited the company's provision of membrane filtration solutions to the agricultural, beverage and tourist industries. Severn Trent Services provides its UAT™ line of reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ultrafiltration systems and technologies to meet tap, brackish and seawater requirements for a variety of municipal and industrial applications.

Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), based in Fort Washington, Pa., is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation, and filtration technologies, pipeline analysis, rehabilitation and repair services, contract operating services and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services. Our international management services business provides support in all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc group of companies.

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