Stage 2 DBP Rule to further increase sales of automatic, programmable flushing devices

Due in part to the recent introduction of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rule (Stage 2 DBPR), Hydro-Guard®, the world's leader in advance maintenance flushing technology, has seen a significant increase in the sales of its line of revolutionary automatic and programmable flushing devices to ensure proper disinfection in distribution lines...

NAPLES, FL, April 3, 2006 -- Due in part to the recent introduction of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rule (Stage 2 DBPR), Hydro-Guard®, the world's leader in advance maintenance flushing technology, has seen a significant increase in the sales of its line of revolutionary automatic and programmable flushing devices.

"For the past eight years, utilities across the United States have converted to the more efficient and cost effective method of flushing their water lines by using automatic and programmable flushing systems engineered and manufactured by Hydro-Guard," said Thomas M. Taylor, P.E., president of Hydro-Guard. "Today, even more utilities are automating their flushing procedures in attempt to comply with the EPA's Stage 2 Rule in a proactive effort to avoid the economic burdens many would experience if they continued to rely on traditional flushing and testing methods."

Hydro-Guard's patented automatic and programmable flushing devices, available in both atmospherically or direct discharge styles, will reduce labor expense while enhancing the utility's ability to maintain water quality. And, as required by the Stage 2 DBP Rule, utility personnel can test for DBPs using the sample valves that are standard equipment on most models offered by Hydro-Guard.

Additionally, by utilizing the technology available as part of these revolutionary devices, utilities can reduce the number of water quality related complaints it must field and service annually; increase the level of disinfectant at the water line's dead-ends; eliminate the need to have field personnel monitor water flushing exercises; conserve water by reducing the volume of water flushed from the line during the flushing procedure; and in most cases a utility can realize a full return on its investment within months.

Hydro-Guard (www.hydro-guard.com), based in Naples, FL, invented an advanced automatic flushing device in 1998. With this technology, automatic flushing units can be programmed to operate on a pre-set schedule by selecting day(s) of the week, time of day and duration of flush. Utilities in more than 35 states, Germany, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canadian provinces have successfully used Hydro-Guard units to increase disinfectant residuals and regulatory compliance while improving water quality.

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