WaterBriefs: PA Gov. lists over $50 million in new clean water funding grants

Also in this report: USW pipe workers, producers fighting unfair China imports; JMAR's BioSentry completes testing at Mexican beverage maker; Enviro Voraxial signs contract to deploy units on Chinese offshore oil rig; New Mexico water company completes Valencia County acquisition; Cartasite, Siemens to provide robust M2M telemetry solutions; Axeda partners with SyTech to release WizReport XL...

In other news below, see:
-- USW pipe workers, producers fighting unfair China imports
-- JMAR's BioSentry completes testing at Mexican beverage maker
-- Enviro Voraxial signs contract to deploy units on Chinese offshore oil rig
-- New Mexico water company completes Valencia County acquisition
-- Cartasite, Siemens to provide robust M2M telemetry solutions
-- Axeda partners with SyTech to release WizReport XL

PA Gov. lists over $50 million in new clean water funding to improve communities
HARRISBURG, PA, Sept. 14, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced a new $50 million environmental funding program that will further his vision for a cleaner, safer Pennsylvania that was the basis for his Growing Greener II initiative. The special program, which was adopted by the PENNVEST board of directors at its meeting today, will offer grant funds to be used for two critical water problems involving wastewater treatment plants -- combined sewer overflows that cause stream contamination during heavy rains and excessive nitrogen and phosphorus emissions that are causing nutrient overloads in the Susquehanna and Potomac Rivers and downstream in the Chesapeake Bay...
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USW pipe workers, producers fighting unfair China imports
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 14, 2005 -- American pipe workers and seven producers of standard pipe will be joined by members of Congress, steel suppliers and customers to stop an unfair surge of China pipe imports at a public hearing Sept. 16 before the International Trade Commission. The 30 pipe workers who will be at the ITC hearing are members of the United Steelworkers (USW) from operating plants in Ohio and Illinois, plus a bus coming from Wheatland Tube Co. and Sharon Tube Co. in Western Pennsylvania...
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JMAR's BioSentry finishes first phase of test at Mexican beverage manufacturer
SAN DIEGO, CA, Sept. 14, 2005 ¿ JMAR Technologies Inc. has successfully completed the first test phase of a three-phase program at Kimpen S.A. DE C.V., Mexico's leading beverage development and manufacturing company. Kimpen has reiterated that, based on its successful in-lab testing of BioSentry™, the company intends to purchase two production units and initiate operational testing in two factories. Earlier in the year, Kimpen commenced a two-month beta-test of a BioSentry system in its research facility. The initial test period, ending Aug. 29, reached successful completion by meeting all agreed-to test criteria...
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Enviro Voraxial signs contract to deploy units on Chinese offshore oil rig
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Sept. 14, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- Enviro Voraxial Technology Inc. (EVTN) has signed a contract with China Offshore Oil Bohai Corp. to deploy a Voraxial® Separator on an offshore oil production platform for a produced water (oil/water) separation application. China Offshore Oil Bohai Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC, China's third largest oil company. The separator will be used to enhance the handling of large volumes of produced water and re-injection water on one of their offshore production platforms...
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New Mexico water company completes Valencia County acquisition
SAN JOSE, CA, Sept. 14, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- New Mexico Water Service Company, a subsidiary of California Water Service Group, has completed the acquisition of the assets of the Cypress Gardens water system, which serves 350 homes in Valencia County, N.M. Contiguous to New Mexico Water Service Company's existing service area, the Cypress Gardens water system includes 350 service connections and related piping, a well, and a 250,000 gallon storage tank. The acquisition increases New Mexico Water Service Company's customer base by 6%...
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Cartasite, Siemens team to provide robust machine-to-machine telemetry solutions
DENVER & BOCA RATON, FL, Sept. 14, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- To take a further leadership role in the emerging market for automated remote asset management, known as machine-to-machine (M2M) telemetry technology, Siemens and Cartasite today announced the intent to form a new strategic alliance that will combine Cartasite's remote asset management software and monitoring capabilities with the Siemens M2M One portfolio of wireless solutions...
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Axeda partners with SyTech to release WizReport XL
WALPOLE, MA, Sept. 13, 2005 -- SyTech Inc., the leading provider of automated report generation and data analysis software, today announced the re-branding of its flagship product XLReporter™ as WizReport™ XL for Axeda Systems, the world's leading provider of device relationship management (DRM) and supervisory, control and data acquisition (SCADA) software and services. Among applications are building automation and facility management, cooling & refrigeration, water & waste, power & energy and large infrastructure management...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: MWDSC approves billion gallon groundwater storage project in L.A. County" -- Also in this report (Sept. 13, 2005): WorldWater & Power Corp. acquires Calif.'s Quantum Energy Group; Encina Wastewater Authority completes biosolids certification; Aqua America unit buys N.C. water, sewer systems; PA DEP chief testifies to U.S. House panel on brownfield program; SPL hires utility and enterprise software industry leader as CEO; Texas Instruments, MangoDSP unveil advanced video surveillance system; City, county of San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission gets secure WiFi; Aquacell Water secures first order for arsenic removal; Pall showcases technologies at Drinktec 2005; ObjectVideo wins Frost & Sullivan technology award...

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