Osmonics awarded $3.8 million contract to improve drinking water in Granbury, Texas

Osmonics Inc. was recently awarded a $3.8 million contract for a reverse osmosis (RO) system to be used to desalt and purify Brazos River water from the Granbury Reservoir southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.

Sep 11th, 2001

MINNETONKA, Minn., Sept. 11, 2001 — Osmonics Inc. was recently awarded a $3.8 million contract for a reverse osmosis (RO) system to be used to desalt and purify Brazos River water from the Granbury Reservoir southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.

The Brazos River Authority contracted Osmonics to reduce dissolved minerals in the Brazos River to meet the World Health Organization's standards for drinking water. The system, which consists of four Osmo® MUNI Series™ RO units designed specifically for the municipal market and containing over 1,200 Osmonics replaceable membrane elements, will be installed in Granbury, Texas, to provide water to local municipalities.

"Advances in system design and energy efficiency have made RO membrane technology a competitive alternative to traditional water treatment, while providing superior quality," said Curt Weitnauer, vice president and general manager of Osmonics' Process Water Group. "We are expecting continued growth in the municipal market as EPA regulations, consumers' heightened awareness of water quality and diminishing potable water sources continue to drive demand for our municipal water treatment systems."

As the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act is beginning to be enforced, more than 25,000 small- and medium-size municipal water treatment facilities - of the total 50,000 facilities estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - will need to improve water treatment to comply with the regulations. As a result, many municipalities will need to invest in better water treatment equipment.

Since 1969, Osmonics has helped communities around the world comply with drinking water regulations by engineering, manufacturing and supplying membrane-based water treatment equipment. The MUNI Series line of energy-efficient water treatment systems enables municipalities to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act by treating water for removal of dissolved minerals, arsenic, hardness, color, radium, nitrates and sulfates.

Osmonics is a manufacturer and worldwide marketer of high-technology water purification and fluid filtration, fluid separation and fluid handling equipment, as well as the replaceable components used In purification, filtration, and separation equipment. These products are used by a broad range of industrial, commercial, household and institutional customers. Osmonics is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OSM.

For further information on Osmonics' proven solutions for municipal water treatment, call (888) 898-6766 or (952) 933-2277; write to Osmonics at 5951 Clearwater Drive, Minnetonka, Minn. 55343-8995; or visit the company's Web site at www.osmonics.com.

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