Small System Arsenic Removal offered by
Severn Trent Services and AdEdge Technologies Inc.
Fort Washington, Pa. - December 12, 2002 - Severn Trent Services, a
leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions, and AdEdge Technologies
Inc., a supplier of specialty adsorbent products for contaminant removal, announced an
agreement to provide arsenic removal systems to the potable water treatment market.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that approximately 13 million people
in the U.S. alone routinely drink water containing arsenic at concentrations greater than
allowed under recently established government standards. The EPA's new Arsenic Rule
requires treatment for all drinking water and industrial wastewater with arsenic levels
greater than 10 parts per billion (ppb), by January 2006. This represents a dramatic
decrease from the current standard of 50 ppb. Small community water systems serving
less than 10,000 people will bear a greater portion of the financial burden resulting from
the new arsenic rule. The EPA estimates that 86% of small community water systems
serving less than 3,300 people, and exceeding the 10 ppb limit, will be required to treat
Severn Trent Services developed the SORB 33* process to reduce arsenic contamination in
large municipal and industrial applications, and the technology has been commercially
proven to effectively and economically meet new government standards. Severn Trent's
proprietary, NSF Standard 61-approved media will now be used in AdEdge's new line of
AD-33* arsenic removal systems and products. This media will be an integral
component of AdEdge's small-community and non-community drinking water systems.
Additionally, AdEdge is uniquely applying this technology into the point-of-use
(POU) and point-of-entry (POE) residential marketplace. "These packaged
adsorption systems will be the simplest and most affordable solutions for the thousands of
schools, subdivisions, mobile home parks, and other small public water systems needing to
comply with the new arsenic standard," states Greg Gilles, Vice President for AdEdge.
Severn Trent Services Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Tom Mills
added, "Our agreement with AdEdge affords both companies the opportunity to broaden
current product offerings and present the arsenic removal market with a full range of
products with proven technology for every flow rate."
About Severn Trent Services
Severn Trent Services, based in Fort Washington, Pa., is a supplier of water and
wastewater treatment solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is
concentrated around disinfection and filtration technologies, pipeline analysis,
rehabilitation and repair services, contract operating services, and state-of-the-art
residential metering products. The company is part of Severn Trent Plc., Birmingham,
About AdEdge Technologies
AdEdge Technologies, based in Atlanta, Ga., is a marketing and technical services company
supplying specialty adsorbents, integrated systems and other products for the removal of
contaminants from process or aqueous streams within drinking water, environmental
remediation, chemical, wastewater and pharmaceutical applications.