Empire Water completes purchase of treatment system

Empire Water has completed the purchase of a 1.25 million gallons per day nitrate removal system from Basin Water. Empire plans to utilize the system in Riverside County, CA, to treat water that is high in nitrates. Once the nitrate level is lowered, the water will be available for sale to the drinking water market. By treating local sources of groundwater which are presently unusable for drinking water due to high nitrate levels, Empire Water is able to create new sources of water supply...

LAKE FOREST, CA, July 1, 2008 -- Empire Water announced that it has completed the payment for the December 2007 purchase of a 1.25 million gallons per day nitrate removal system from Basin Water Inc. Under the terms of the purchase agreement dated Dec 21, 2007, Empire Water made a deposit on the system with the balance due June 30, 2008.

Empire Water plans to utilize the system in Riverside County, California to treat water which is high in nitrates. Once the nitrate level is lowered, the water will be available for sale to the drinking water market.

Southern California is presently experiencing an unprecedented drought which has forced cutbacks in supply and large rate increases. By treating local sources of groundwater which are presently unusable for drinking water due to high nitrate levels, Empire Water is essentially creating new sources of water supply from otherwise stranded resources.

Approximately 60% of the water used in Southern California is imported from over 500 miles away. Electricity used to move water around the state presently accounts for 19% of all power used in California. Production of local groundwater reduces the amount of electricity required by 80% for the same volume of water. "During a period of decreasing water supply and increasing energy costs, we believe that treating local water resources is an ideal solution and a first step towards sustainability in the region," commented CEO, Peter Jensen.

Empire Water owns, develops and distributes water to municipal customers in southern California.

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