EPA selects Kinetico for use in 17 arsenic reduction demonstrations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency picks Kinetico Inc.'s municipal drinking water technology for use in 17 full-scale demonstration sites in its National Arsenic Treatment Demonstration Program. The Ohio company was one of roughly 20 water treatment companies that submitted proposals for an opportunity to participate in the study, which consists of two rounds. Round One has a total of 12 communities participating, while round two involves 30 cities...

NEWBURY, OH, June 2, 2005 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Kinetico Inc.'s municipal drinking water technology for use in 17 full-scale demonstration sites in its National Arsenic Treatment Demonstration Program. The Ohio company was one of roughly 20 water treatment companies that submitted proposals for an opportunity to participate in the study, which consists of two rounds. Round one has a total of 12 communities participating, while round two involves 30 cities.

The National Arsenic Demonstration Program was created in response to the EPA's new, lower arsenic standard that requires treatment for all public drinking water systems with arsenic levels greater than 10 parts per billion (ppb), down from 50 ppb. In order to help smaller communities that serve less than 10,000 customers effectively meet the January 2006 deadline, the program will promote the research and development of cost-effective treatment technologies for small system operators.

"Kinetico is honored to have been chosen by the EPA to contribute to this extremely important study," said Glen Latimer, product manager of Kinetico Municipal Systems. "This amazing show of support by the agency can be directly attributed to Kinetico's breadth of highly-developed arsenic removal technologies, as well as the company's sincere commitment to the people and communities involved in the project.

The locations where various Kinetico arsenic removal systems will be used in the EPA program are as follows: Climax, Minn; Delavan, Wis; Sauk Centre, Minn; Valley Vista, Ariz.; Lidgerwood, N.D.; Fruitland, Idaho; Newark, Ohio; Lyman, Neb.; Felton, Del.; Pentwater, Mich.; Sabin, Minn.; Vale, Ore.; Klamath Falls, Ore.; Greenville, Wis.; Arnaudville, La., Homedale, Idaho; Three Forks, Mont.

With its participation in the program, Kinetico will install and oversee the various arsenic removal systems for about one year. These systems include Macrolite® coagulation, Macrolite iron co-precipitation, UltrAsorbTM-A, UltrAsorb-F, UltrAsorb-T, ion exchange for arsenic and nitrate and point-of-use reverse osmosis (RO). On completion of the individual projects, each utility will have the option of continuing use of the treatment system, or modifying it.

In addition to the community water treatment systems used in the EPA study, Kinetico also manufactures residential reverse osmosis products that effectively remove arsenic to the new standards. The K2TM Drinking Water System and the Kinetico Drinking Water System Plus Deluxe can remove as much as 97% of arsenic V from typical water supplies in North America. Both systems are certified by NSF International to Standard 58 for arsenic removal An optional add-on cartridge is also available for additional arsenic III removal.

Kinetico Inc. (www.kinetico.com), based in Newbury, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of water treatment systems. An extensive network of its dealers serving residential and light commercial customers has helped more than a million people in North America and nearly 100 countries experience the benefits of better water. Industrial customers utilize the company's technology for water recycling, hazardous waste minimization, metals recovery and high purity water production. Kinetico also applies filtration technology to small, municipal water treatment systems. Since 1970, it has prided itself on creating unique water treatment systems that serve customers in an expanding variety of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal applications. The company also has offices and facilities in the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Denmark.

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