Earth Tech wins long-term water/wastewater project in New York

Earth Tech, Inc. will provide the city of Glens Falls, New York with DBO services for a new water filtration treatment plant, upgrades to the city's wastewater treatment plant, and operations and maintenance of both plants for 20 years.

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 5, 2001 — Tyco Flow Control, one of the major business units of Tyco International Ltd., today announced that its Earth Tech, Inc. unit was selected by the city of Glens Falls, New York to provide design/build/operate (D/B/O) services for the construction of a new water filtration treatment plant, upgrades to the city's wastewater treatment plant, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of both plants for 20 years.

The contract is valued at $65 million over 20 years. The city is under an Administrative Consent Order to improve the drinking water quality for its 5,200 customer accounts and to make odor control improvements at the wastewater treatment plant.

"Glens Falls' decision to have Earth Tech design, build and operate their water treatment system demonstrates the continued growth in public/private partnerships," said Diane C. Creel, president of Earth Tech. "As a single- source provider, the efficiencies and cost-savings Earth Tech can provide Glens Falls form a strong foundation for a long-term solution to the city's water treatment needs."

The wastewater treatment plant currently has an average daily inflow of 5.5 mgd. The new water treatment plant will have a design capacity of seven mgd. The construction of the new direct filtration water treatment plant will save the city approximately $4 million over conventional engineering and construction approaches. The new facility will incorporate two adsorption clarifier units, four filters, process pumps for filtered water, backwash and equalization, chemical feed systems, below grade tanks and ancillary equipment.

Earth Tech is also under contract to make efficiency improvements to the wastewater treatment plant. It will install 4,100 residential water meters and implement leak detection and water audits to improve the efficiency of the city's water distribution system.

About Earth Tech
Earth Tech is an international provider of global water management, and engineering and environmental services. It is headquartered in Long Beach, CA, and employs 7,000 people in more than 150 offices throughout the world.

Earth Tech is a part of Tyco Flow Control, which is one the major business units of Tyco International Ltd. Tyco Flow Control designs, manufactures and services pipes, couplings, fittings, meters, hangers, valves, cable trays, metal framing and fire sprinklers, and provides engineering consulting, total water management services, and environmental consulting and remediation.

About Tyco International Ltd.
Tyco International Ltd. is a diversified manufacturing and service company. Tyco is the world's largest manufacturer and servicer of electrical and electronic components; the world's largest designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer of undersea telecommunications systems; the world's largest manufacturer, installer and provider of fire protection systems and electronic security services, and the world's largest manufacturer of flow control valves.

Tyco also holds strong leadership positions in disposable medical products, diagnostic imaging, bulk pharmaceuticals, wound closure, plastics and adhesives. Tyco operates in more than 100 countries and had fiscal 2000 sales of $28.9 billion.

SOURCE: Tyco International Ltd.

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