Austin extends Earth Tech's contract for sewer program through 2007

Earth Tech Inc., a business unit of Tyco International Ltd, and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has been awarded a $14.7 million contract extension by the city of Austin, Texas, to manage Austin's Clean Water Program through 2007...

LONG BEACH, CA, Jan. 17, 2005 -- Earth Tech Inc., a business unit of Tyco International Ltd, and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has been awarded a $14.7 million contract extension by the city of Austin, Texas, to manage Austin's Clean Water Program through 2007.

Earth Tech has served as program manager for the Austin Clean Water Program since its inception in 2001. The program was created by the Austin Water Utility to satisfy a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrative order to eliminate the city's sanitary sewer overflows by the end of 2007.

As program manager, Earth Tech is responsible for reviewing infiltration/inflow and sanitary sewer evaluation survey reports and developing conceptual design and managing the design and construction of up to 100 improvement projects. In addition, Earth Tech is developing and implementing long-term programs that will prevent conditions that could result in sanitary sewer overflows in the future.

"During the first phase of our relationship with Austin, Earth Tech has proven itself to be a valuable partner in helping to improve the quality of life for the residents of the city of Austin," said Alan Krusi, Earth Tech president. "We look forward to continuing to be an important contributor in helping Austin achieve its water resource management objectives."

About Earth Tech
Earth Tech Inc. (www.earthtech.com) is a world-class provider of a full suite of engineering, construction and operations services to the global water/wastewater, environmental, transportation, and facilities markets. A business unit of Tyco International Ltd. and part of the company's Engineered Products & Services segment, Earth Tech employs more than 8,500 talented people, delivering services to customers in 17 countries. Founded in 1970, Earth Tech is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

About Tyco International
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 2004 revenue of $40 billion, Tyco employs approximately 260,000 people worldwide.

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