USFilter forms new Environmental Services Group

USFilter announced yesterday the formation of the Environmental Services Group. The new group is part of USFilter's Services and Products division and brings together the leading brands for media and services in groundwater, air, and process water treatment. These brands include Westates Carbon, Recovery Services, USFilter Perchlorate Remediation, and Midas odor control media...

ROSEVILLE, MN, July 12, 2005 -- USFilter announced yesterday the formation of the Environmental Services Group. The new group is part of USFilter's Services and Products division and brings together the leading brands for media and services in groundwater, air, and process water treatment. These brands include Westates Carbon, Recovery Services, USFilter Perchlorate Remediation, and Midas® OCM.

Headed by Brent Hillier, vice president and general manager, this new team will be responsible for helping municipal, industrial and government customers remove organic and inorganic contaminants from groundwater and wastewater. They will also be supplying and servicing odor control systems through the company's more than 85 service branches in North America. Environmental Services can supply media, tanks, and services to remove organic contaminants such as Chlorinated Solvents, TCE, PCE, MTBE, and inorganic contaminants such as chrome, perchlorate, and arsenic.

The group will be headquartered out of the Roseville, Minn., facility. In addition to the numerous branch offices, the group has two RCRA Part B facilities and a vessel manufacturing facility in Red Bluff, Calif. These facilities allow USFilter's customers the flexibility of disposing or recycling waste medias from their remediation sites.

For more information on the new group, see: www.usfilter.com/water/Industries/Environmental_Remediation/.

USFilter Corp. (www.usfilter.com), a Siemens company, delivers cost-effective, reliable water and wastewater treatment systems and services to municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional customers worldwide. It's part of Siemens' Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S), which provides innovative solutions and services designed to improve competitiveness in processing and manufacturing industries and in infrastructure. In fiscal 2004, I&S employed a total of 30,000 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 4.290 billion [US$5.17 billion].

In related news, see: "West Valley Water District passes one billion gallon milestone" -- Treatment system has operated since October 2003 after 18 ppb perchlorate levels were discovered in the well water. The tanks were manufactured and installed by USFilter, while Rohm & Haas provided the perchlorate selective resin...

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