Water desalination system treating 700,000 gallons per day at Texas golf course

STW Resources Holding Co. announced that its water desalination system is fully functional at the Ranchland Hills Golf Club near Midland, Texas.

MIDLAND, TEXAS, April 8, 2013 -- STW Resources Holding Co. announced that its water desalination system is fully functional at the Ranchland Hills Golf Club near Midland, Texas. The system is converting 700,000 gallons a day of brackish water into freshwater equivalent to the quality of rainwater being used for fairways and greens.

Stanley Weiner, CEO of Midland-based STW Resources, said the system is economical to operate and returns a higher percentage of freshwater from brackish water. He explained that Ranchland's wells are 1,800 feet deep in the brackish Santa Rosa aquifer, which is below the freshwater aquifer used by most individuals and municipalities.

"There was not enough flow in the standard freshwater aquifer to supply the needs of an 18-hole golf course, and because of the brackish water's high salinity, Ranchland was spending significant money on chemicals designed to keep salt buildup off the roots of grass, trees and other plants," Weiner said.

Weiner noted that the system is similar to, but not exactly the same as, the system that STW uses to clean up produced oilfield water.

"Salinity is not the main issue in produced water, whereas it is the main concern for the golf course," Weiner said. He noted that so much dissolved content is removed that certain amounts of minerals must be mixed back into the water before being distributed to Ranchland's pipes. "Water that is too pure is highly corrosive since it tries to dissolve whatever it comes into contact with," he explained.

About STW Resources Holding Corp.

STW Resources Holding Corp. provides customized water analysis, reclamation and remediation services to a variety of complex industrial and municipal applications throughout several geographic locations. As an independent solutions provider, STW utilizes proven technologies from various well-known manufacturers. These technologies are available as fixed or mobile units with varying capabilities. STW's process ensures that the most effective and efficient technologies are implemented. Current potential project locations include the Eagle Ford Shale (TX), and the West Texas Delaware and Permian Basins (TX).

About Ranchland Hills Golf Club

Ranchland Hills Golf Club is located in beautiful Midland, Texas. Ranchland has recently undergone an ownership and management change, bringing with it exciting change and opportunities for the Ranchland Hills members. The course will be undergoing a facelift with all new Bent Grass Greens, state of the art equipment and all new gas powered golf carts. The Club House is being completely rebuilt to a high level of sophistication and will house a world-class chef and beautiful views of the course. www.ranchlandhillsgolf.com.

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