VRTX expands into Pacific Islands

Sponsored by

• Company welcomes new customers in Hawaii and Guam

SCHERTZ, TX, Oct. 10, 2008 -- VRTX Technologies, a chemical-free water treatment company that specializes in cooling towers and evaporative condensers, is now providing water treatment to some familiar locations in Hawaii and Guam.

Hawaii's state capitol building in downtown Honolulu needed a non-chemical device to treat their system due to the close proximity of the Vietnam and Korean War Memorial located on the west end of the capitol grounds. VRTX was installed to save water and maintain a safe environment for visitors. Within months, the system increased its cycles of concentration from 2.1 to four, saving them an estimated 2.5 million gallons of water annually.

The Pacific Islands Club, the largest resort in Guam, is switching from an air-cooled system to a water-cooled system. VRTX has signed on to provide non-chemical cooling water treatment. The resort specifically chose VRTX over chemically treating their system to save water.

Since Guam has poor water quality, cooling systems usually operate at low cycles of concentration. VRTX is an efficient way for properties like The Pacific Islands Club to save water and cut rising chemical costs.

"We look forward to expanding even farther into the Pacific region," said David Nicholas, VRTX Chief Executive Officer. "Because water and chemical costs continue to rise, especially in island territories, we are seeing an increased demand for non-chemical options in cooling towers and evaporative condensers."

The new locations add to the more than 500 worldwide customers saving over one billion gallons of water annually with environmentally-friendly water treatment.

VRTX™ Technologies, a Schertz, Texas-based fluid technology company, specializes in environmentally-friendly chemical free treatment of water used in cooling towers and evaporative condensers.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Local CA agencies join national water campaign to promote water consumption

First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America announced that FIRST 5 Santa Clara County and the Santa Clara Valley Water District joined the Drink Up effort, a national campaign that encourages people across the country to drink more water, more often.

New treatment technology to be added to WWTP at NY Superfund site

EPA has announced that an additional treatment technology will be added to the existing treatment plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site in Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York.

EPA grants over $11M to Oklahoma to improve water quality

EPA recently awarded over $11 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board as part of its Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a program that provides low-interest, flexible loans to communities to help them improve water quality and infrastructure.

Private water companies to bridge $500B water investment gap in U.S., finds study

According to a new report from Bluefield Research, private water markets in the U.S. are poised for significant growth. With an infrastructure investment gap of more than $500B for drinking water and wastewater treatment over the next 20 years, a revised regulatory landscape is shaping new opportunities for private players looking to invest strategically in U.S. water.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA