Source Sentinel Water Toxin System Approved
The House Armed Service Panel recently approved a FY 2006 defense appropriations bill, taking the next step from committee approval to floor vote to Senate reconciliation to law.
Rep. James Walsh (R-Onondaga-NY), a member of the Appropriations Committee, pointed to a $1.8 million appropriation for Source Sentinel, a partnership of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, OBrien and Gere, and Sensis Corp. The system uses sensors to detect small amounts of toxins in water supplies, eliminating the need to take samples for time-consuming laboratory analysis. It also offers water purveyors a fully integrated system by integrating the data from various sources, then uses the information in unique ways to determine future water quality. This capability enables the decision maker to manage the water before large scale escalation takes place. Walsh noted that the technology has both military and civilian applications in the post-9/11 world. Syracuse.com (June 8/05) – Bill Has More than $36M for CNY Projects