WaterBriefs: Healthy, polluted watersheds identified in Pa. report on Juniata River sub-basin

Also in this report: Philly community chooses Severn Trent arsenic removal technology; Cyrus Industries changes name to Sentinel Solutions; R.W. Beck names executive VP of WWR; GE technology critical to world's largest potable UF plant; Pa. filter plants win AWWA optimization award; Pennichuck PUC case to take utility dismissed; Millipore appoints new president of Bioprocess Division; Walter Industries gets federal clearance to buy Mueller; Great Lakes states demand ballast water regulations...

In other news below, see:
-- Suburban Philadelphia community chooses Severn Trent arsenic removal technology
-- Cyrus Industries changes name to Sentinel Solutions
-- R.W. Beck names Wetzel executive VP of water & wastewater resources
-- GE technology plays critical role in opening of world's largest potable UF plant
-- Pa. filter plants receive AWWA optimization award
-- Pennichuck seeks dismissal of PUC case to take utility through eminent domain
-- Millipore appoints new president of Bioprocess Division
-- Walter Industries gets federal clearance for Mueller Water Products acquisition
-- Mich. attorney general demands timely ballast water regulations

Healthy, polluted watersheds identified in Pa. report on Juniata sub-basin
HARRISBURG, PA, Sept. 7, 2005 -- The Susquehanna River Basin Commission announced its findings for water quality, biology and habitat conditions in 2004, in the Juniata River Sub-basin. Overall, streams in the sub-basin were in good health. However, agricultural operations appeared to be a large source of impairment for the polluted stream stretches, with abandoned mine drainage (AMD) pollution and urban stormwater problems also having marked effects in select areas...
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Suburban Philly community chooses Severn Trent arsenic removal technology
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. - September 7, 2005 -- The SORB 33® arsenic removal technology and Bayoxide® E33 arsenic removal media from Severn Trent Services have been selected for use at a 300 gallon per minute (gpm) water treatment facility for the Hilltown Township Water and Sewer Authority, which serves Hilltown Township, a suburb of Philadelphia in Bucks County, Pa. Total arsenic in the system's groundwater has been measured at 15 parts per billion (ppb) compared to the new EPA standard of 10 ppb. The Authority also has selected a pre-treatment system from Severn Trent Services to reduce iron and manganese. Installation of these systems will take place prior to EPA's January 2006 maximum contaminant level (MCL) compliance deadline. The contract is valued at $162,000...
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Cyrus Industries changes name to Sentinel Solutions
TORONTO, Canada, Sept. 7, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cyrus Industries, an emerging company in water monitoring for safety, toxicity addressing public health and homeland security markets, today announced that effective Sept. 3, the company has completed its name change to Sentinel Solutions Inc. The company concurrently announced that it will be trading under a new ticker symbol, SLNC...
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R.W. Beck names Wetzel executive VP of water & wastewater resources
NASHVILLE, TN, Sept. 7, 2005 -- Management consulting and engineering firm R.W. Beck Inc. announces the promotion of Edward Wetzel to executive vice president of Water and Waste Resources. Wetzel replaces Russell J. Stepp who will become the new president/CEO of R.W. Beck. Previously, he served as the East Coast director of WWR...
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GE technology plays critical role in opening of world's largest potable UF plant
TREVOSE, PA, Sept. 6, 2005 -- GE Infrastructure, Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric, joined the city of Minneapolis today for the opening tour of the city's new Columbia Heights water filtration plant - the world's largest potable ultrafiltration (UF) plant. The plant utilizes GE's UF solutions to provide up to 78 million gallons per day (mgd) of potable water to over half a million Minneapolis residents...
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Pa. filter plants receive AWWA optimization award
HARRISBURG, PA, Sept. 6, 2005 -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently presented a special five-year Directors Award to 23 Pennsylvania filter plants for their ongoing participation in the Partnership for Safe Water. The partnership is a national volunteer initiative developed by EPA and other water organizations representing water suppliers striving to provide their communities with drinking water quality that surpasses the required federal standards...
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Pennichuck seeks dismissal of PUC case to take utility through eminent domain
MERRIMACK, NH, Sept. 6, 2005 -- New Hampshire utility claims city of Nashua has failed to make its public interest case. The city originally filed request on March 24, 2004, and was required in that filing to prove that the city has the financial, managerial and technical capability to operate the water system it seeks to take from Pennichuck...
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Millipore appoints new president of Bioprocess Division
BILLERICA, MA, Sept. 6, 2005 -- Jean-Paul Mangeolle, currently with Millipore, is named president of its Bioprocess Division. He reports directly to Martin Madaus, Millipore chairman, CEO and president. He has held several other senior and mid-level positions, including in microelectronics and lab water divisions...
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Walter Industries gets federal clearance for Mueller Water Products acquisition
TAMPA, FL, Sept. 6, 2005 -- Walter Industries, Inc. today announced that early termination of the antitrust waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act has been granted for the company's planned purchase of Mueller Water Products Inc...
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Mich. attorney general demands timely ballast water regulations
LANSING, MI, Sept. 6, 2005 -- Attorney General Mike Cox announced today that he and five other Great Lakes attorneys general have filed a brief in federal court proposing several remedies to better regulate ballast water discharges under the Clean Water Act. In March 2005, the court ruled that the EPA must regulate these discharges, including permits and additional regulations...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: CDM Inc. announces WERF report on membrane treatment project" -- Also in this report (Sept. 6, 2005): Eaton completes buy of Hayward's industrial filtration business; Lockheed Martin, others sued over Fla. groundwater, soil contamination; BSI2000 acquires access control system product, customer base; Hirschmann holds ribbon cutting ceremony; Akzo Nobel's MPP Systems wins landmark contract; Itron hosts meter data management seminar Thursday; SPIE issues call for papers on water security; Advanced Waste Services names new EHS vice president; Castle Harlan buys Polypipe Group to become UK plastic pipe systems leader; Ecoloclean wins amendment to pollutant discharge permit; Calif. DWR, SWRCB set Prop. 50 grant program public meeting; DL Engineering & Controls moves offices...

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