Basin Water reaches agreement for radium removal in Texas

Basin Water Inc. announced that it has been awarded a new contract by Millersview-Doole Water Supply Corp. of Millersview, TX, pending successful completion of a pilot demonstration. The contract -- which represents the first new municipal business won by Basin Water's recently formed Southwest Region -- is for equipment and services to treat a design flowrate of 450 gpm of groundwater containing 85 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of radium to compliant levels of less than 5 pCi/L at two wells...

May 8th, 2008

• West Texas installation represents first activity of the company in its newly formed southwest region

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, May 8, 2008 -- Basin Water Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a new contract by Millersview-Doole Water Supply Corp. of Millersview, TX, pending successful completion of a pilot demonstration. The contract -- which represents the first new municipal business won by Basin Water's recently formed Southwest Region -- is for equipment and services to treat a design flowrate of 450 gpm of groundwater containing 85 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of radium to compliant levels of less than 5 pCi/L at two wells.

Validation testing of the system design will begin immediately at the site, with fabrication and installation of the treatment facility expected to be complete by early 2009. The 10-year agreement will cover Basin Water providing its high-efficiency ion exchange technology along with installation, commissioning, system start-up, monitoring, operation and maintenance. Basin Water will also manage waste handling and disposal of spent media. The agreement will give Millersview-Doole a pay-for-performance guarantee for treated water quality and total cost for the volume of quality water delivered.

According to James Spain, Southwest Regional Vice President of Basin Water, the new contract will lead to another versatile drinking water solution designed by Basin Water that meets a community's need for reliable, quality, drinking water supply. It also represents a step forward in the company's planned geographical expansion across the United States that was first put into motion last year.

"Communities like Millersview-Doole depend on groundwater sources for much of their drinking water supply. Naturally occurring radium, as seen in West Texas, is pushing water providers to explore other, more costly options including surface water and further infrastructure development. It is our goal as a company to offer a better way to meet these needs, particularly in these uncertain economic times," Spain said. "At Basin Water, we don't just offer water treatment systems -- we design low-cost technology+services solutions that directly target customer needs, and we back our solutions with a performance guarantee. We're excited to be working with Millersview-Doole on this project, not only by the prospect of helping to bring these wells into compliance but also by gaining our first installation in the Southwest Region -- effectively bringing our proven customer-focused business model to a broader audience," he added.

Millersview-Doole Water Supply Corp. is a private, non-profit water supply firm located in Millersview, about 40 miles east of San Angelo, TX.

Basin Water Inc. is a provider of reliable, long-term process solutions for a range of clients, which includes designing, building and implementing systems for the treatment of contaminated groundwater, the treatment of wastewater, waste reduction and resource recovery.

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