WaterBriefs: Calif. to receive $10.8 mln in 'watershed protection' funds

In other news: Bottled water to comply with new arsenic rule; GE helps N.C. industrial wastewater processor cut chemical use; Stevens Water appoints Secrest president; Pentair names chief for Asia-Pacific; Minn. DNR hires HDR for Thunderhawk EIS; Onsite wastewater application using portable IR analyzer detailed; Met-Pro unit wins order over $400K; U.S. patent allowed for Aqua Dyne; Coolers lead charge for bottled water in UK; Arizona enacts underground utility marking legislation...

In other news below (June 9, 2005):
-- Bottled water must comply with new arsenic rule by January
-- GE helps N.C. industrial wastewater processor reduce chemical usage
-- Stevens Water Monitoring Systems appoints Secrest as president
-- Pentair names John C. Ma president for Pentair Water Asia-Pacific
-- Minn. DNR retains HDR to conduct Thunderhawk EIS
-- Onsite wastewater analysis using portable IR analyzer detailed
-- Met-Pro's Fybroc Division receives equipment order in excess of $400,000
-- U.S. patent application allowed for Aqua Dyne water purification technology
-- Water coolers persist in leading charge for bottled water as a whole in UK
-- Arizona enacts underground utility marking legislation
-- Chemilizer achieves WQA certification
-- PCI Geomatics establishes a 'Center of Excellence' at Boston University
-- MWH acquires Integrated Project Solutions

Calif. to receive $10.8 mln in 'watershed protection' funds
Among 15 states to split $104.5 million from federal natural disaster recovery assistance program for locally-sponsored watershed protection projects resulting from floods, etc. Golden State's share due to aftermath of record-breaking rainfall in January and February...
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Bottled water must comply with new arsenic rule by January
The Food and Drug Administration issues a final rule for regulations governing bottled water quality. The agency is amending its bottled water quality standard regulations by revising the existing allowable level for the contaminant arsenic...
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GE helps N.C. industrial wastewater processor reduce chemical usage
Greensboro, N.C.-based Shamrock Environmental overcame environmental challenges with a polymeric coagulant, KlarAid, provided by GE Infrastructure, Water & Process Technologies. By using this new chemical process, the company reduced chemical usage by over 80%, for a savings of almost a million dollars during the first eight months...
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Stevens Water Monitoring Systems appoints Secrest as president
Environmental technology industry veteran Larry Secrest, former CEO of HydroLab and several other technology-based instrumentation companies, brings management, international expertise to manufacturer of water sensing and wireless solutions...
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Pentair names John C. Ma president for Pentair Water Asia-Pacific
New role in newly created position signifies continued commitment to global growth. Ma's background includes five years of progressively responsible positions with General Electric (GE) in China, most recently as vice president and general manager of Central China with business responsibilities for diagnostic imaging equipment...
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Minn. DNR retains HDR to conduct Thunderhawk EIS
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has retained HDR to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement for the UPM/Blandin Paper Company Thunderhawk Project in Grand Rapids, Minn. The Draft EIS is anticipated to be issued for public review in summer 2005, with the final EIS issued in fall 2005. In addition to environmental impact statement, firm to conduct related WWTP study for PUC...
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Onsite wastewater analysis using portable IR analyzer detailed
Wilks Enterprises Inc. publishes new application note on wastewater analysis using portable IR analyzers. The note was prompted by recent action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has instituted stricter regulations covering discharges of "oily wastes" from facilities into publicity owed treatment plants, forcing numerous industries to monitor their effluent more closely prior to discharge...
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Met-Pro's Fybroc Division receives equipment order in excess of $400,000
Order to supply 35 corrosion resistant fiberglass centrifugal pumps for the Phase III development project now under way at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas. The combination of horizontal and vertical pumps will be shipped in the fourth quarter of the company's current fiscal year. The value of this order is in excess of $400,000...
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U.S. patent application allowed for Aqua Dyne water purification technology
Water reuse specialists Aqua Dyne Inc. has been advised that its U.S. patent application has been allowed which offers protection for its "JetWater" water purification technology, which can be used to recover high purity distilled water from a range of "wastewater" sources...
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Water coolers persist in leading charge for bottled water as a whole in UK
Research and Markets, an Irish market research and demographics company, has announced the addition of UK Water Coolers 2004 to their offering. Competition has intensified within the water cooler industry. 2003, and early 2004, in particular saw heightened price competition amongst established market players and newly amalgamated entities...
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Arizona enacts underground utility marking legislation
State utilities already have begun to address compliance issues for a new Arizona law that takes effect at the beginning of 2006. A consensus bill governing marking of new active underground facilities was passed by both houses of the Arizona legislature this spring and then signed into law April 25 by Gov. Janet Napolitano...
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Chemilizer achieves WQA certification
Its products to transform brackish water into clean drinking water recently earn 'Gold Seal' of approval by the Water Quality Association for materials safety...
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PCI Geomatics establishes a 'Center of Excellence' at Boston University
The center will focus on several themes, including natural resource management, place-based decision support and prototyping exercises for business. The new software by PCI Geomatics will also assist the University's goals in its continued research to improve the understanding of groundwater distributions in hot desert areas, from U.S. Southwest to Middle East...
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MWH acquires Integrated Project Solutions
Colorado-based engineering consultant has acquired Integrated Project Solutions (iProj), a Bellevue, Wash., project management and software company which serves clients in a range of industries from public works to telecommunications. This acquisition is a prime example of MWH's strategy of providing clients with a broadened offering of services in order to manage large-scale engineering/construction projects more effectively, more efficiently and on budget...
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In previous news briefs, see: "WaterBriefs: American Water exec reappointed to NDWAC" -- ALSO in this report: Metito wins Frost & Sullivan leadership award; Calgon Carbon updates UV patent, license developments; Innovative Medical Services acquires Fillmaster, Nutripure; Mexico welcomes U.S. Microbics environmental technology; UltraStrip, Allbaugh partner; Novazone picks new CFO; eFoodSafety.com unit pushes Mexico sales effort; Ore. city partners with OMI for public works operation; HMM's Johnson wins award; Ecoloclean to work with A.B. Dock; Sandia researchers develop new 'surfactant'...

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