EPA honors Earth Tech wastewater plant in Michigan

Earth Tech-operated wastewater treatment plant recognized for outstanding operatins and maintenance program...

LONG BEACH, CA, Sept. 28, 2004 -- An Alpena, Mich., municipal wastewater treatment plant operated by Earth Tech Inc., a business unit of Tyco Engineered Products & Services, and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has received a 2004 National Clean Water Act Operations Excellence Award for Region V from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The city of Alpena, which was recognized by the EPA at a city council meeting, won first place in EPA Region V for the Medium Secondary category (one to 10 million gallons per day). Earth Tech has operated the wastewater treatment facility, which discharges into a fresh-water national marine sanctuary, since 1986. The annual EPA award recognizes outstanding operations and maintenance (O&M) programs at publicly-owned wastewater treatment facilities. One winner is chosen in each of the EPA's 10 regions based on the plant size and treatment level.

"This award speaks volumes to the job Earth Tech is doing," said Alpena Mayor John Gilmet. "The partnership between the city and Earth Tech benefits our citizens, the business community and the environment."

"The city of Alpena's dedication to cost effectively maintaining its utility and minimizing its impact on the environment sets a good example for other municipalities throughout the nation," said Alan Krusi, Earth Tech president. "We are gratified to have been able to provide our expertise in wastewater treatment to achieve successful results."

The city of Alpena also recently extended Earth Tech's contract for an additional four years to provide O&M services for the water and wastewater utility. The plant serves about 18,000 people who live and work in the Alpena area, which is located in northeast Michigan on Lake Huron.

Earth Tech has designed, built, and operates more than 200 water and wastewater treatment facilities in the United States, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Hungary, China, Australia, Thailand, Venezuela and Brazil. Earth Tech's water and wastewater treatment facilities serve more than 10 million people worldwide.

Earth Tech is a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services for the transportation, water/wastewater, facilities and environmental markets. Serving commercial, industrial and government clients worldwide, the company employs 8,500 people in over 130 offices in 17 countries. As part of Tyco Engineered Products and Services, Earth Tech combines its technical expertise with the resources of other Tyco businesses to provide turnkey project solutions, including financing, for its clients around the world. Earth Tech is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

Tyco International Ltd. (www.tyco.com) is a global, diversified company that provides vital products and services to customers in five business segments: Fire & Security, Electronics, Healthcare, Engineered Products & Services, and Plastics & Adhesives. With 2003 revenue of $37 billion, Tyco employs 260,000 people worldwide.

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