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JMAR Technologies, Inc. received a purchase order from a key U.S. city for two BioSentry Water Monitoring Systems to help protect the city's drinking water against the possible introduction of Cryptosporidium or other harmful microorganisms.
The BioSentry systems will be installed in the municipal water plant to monitor the city's water on a 24-hr continual basis for the presence of potentially harmful Protozoa (e.g. Cryptosporidium and Giardia) and Bacterial Pathogens (e.g. E. coli). In February 2006, one unit will be installed at the distribution point of the municipal water plant and the other unit will be installed at a pumping station in the distribution network. As a leading proponent of real-time, continuous monitoring systems to quickly detect harmful contamination by waterborne microorganisms, the city plans to showcase its BioSentry operations so other potential users can evaluate the benefits of this approach in their water districts.
"After comparing alternatives, the city has selected JMAR's BioSentry for an important water security application," said Ronald A. Walrod, JMAR's CEO. "This proactive purchase decision is consistent with our belief that the BioSentry product has a major role to play in contamination warning and homeland security, as cities across the country take action to monitor the integrity of their water supplies more closely. We will work closely with water plant officials to fully realize the potential of BioSentry to help ensure the continual quality of the city's drinking water," Walrod continued.
This purchase for immediate operational use follows a recently announced decision by another U.S. city to test the BioSentry in a water safety application focused on Homeland Security, and the purchase of two systems by a beverage manufacturer for quality assurance testing. JMAR has test systems in several other market verticals including water utility operations and cruise ship water monitoring.