N.A. Water Systems celebrates 100 years in the water treatment industry

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PITTSBURGH, PA, April 20, 2010 -- N.A. Water Systems announced today the celebration of its 100-year anniversary in providing water and wastewater treatment solutions and design-build services to industrial and municipal customers, according to Kirk Schwab, Vice President and General Manager.

Based in Moon Township, PA, the company traces its history back to 1910, when the organization began as a small municipal consulting and engineering firm formed by two partners in downtown Pittsburgh. The company expanded its offerings to industrial markets in the 1950's when the close of World War II sparked a boom in industrial growth as well as a demand for treatment systems to handle the wastewater generated by industry. The firm is now part of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, the technology provider of Veolia Water, the world's largest water and wastewater treatment services company.

"We are proud to be a part of Veolia," says Schwab. "Developing technology and finding the best solutions for our customers have always been part of our culture, but being a part of a global organization affords us research and development support that far surpasses our previous capabilities."

The company is known in the water treatment industry for its process expertise, and boasts of six patents issued in the past five years, with three patent applications still pending. N.A. Water Systems also won a commendation from Global Water Intelligence for an oilfield Produced Water Treatment project in San Ardo, CA, and has received Innovation Awards from its parent organization for the past two years.

"Our process expertise combined with our design-build project experience enables us to provide complete turnkey solutions for our customers," said Schwab. "Our strengths are in the know-how of our employees, the support of our global organization, and the loyalty of our business partners, all of which have enabled us to reach this impressive milestone."

About N.A. Water Systems
N.A. Water Systems, LLC, is a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company that provides water and wastewater solutions ranging from treatability studies to complete turnkey installation of treatment systems. With expertise based on 100 years of experience and a staff of approximately 120 employees, N.A. Water Systems meets the needs of both industrial and municipal customers. Web: www.nawatersystems.com

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a leading design & build company and a specialized provider of technological solutions in water treatment. With over 9,500 employees in 57 countries, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of 2.5 billion Euros in 2009. Its North American subsidiaries include Biothane, Crown Solutions, HPD, John Meunier, Kruger, N.A. Water Systems, and Whittier Filtration.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, Veolia Water provides water service to 95 million people and wastewater service to 66 million. With 95,789 employees in 66 countries, its 2009 revenue amounted to 12.5 billion Euros.

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