ITT awarded UV water disinfection contract by UK utility

ITT Industries Inc., a leading provider of water treatment technology, today announced that it has been awarded a sole source Ultraviolet (UV) Water Framework contract by United Utilities Plc. of the United Kingdom. This is the first major framework contract award for UV potable water disinfection by a U.K. utility. It will involve deployment of ITT WEDECO's Enclosed UV Reactor System for potable water disinfection...

WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 8, 2006 -- ITT Industries Inc., a leading provider of water treatment technology, today announced that it has been awarded a sole source Ultraviolet (UV) Water Framework contract by United Utilities Plc. of the United Kingdom. This is the first major framework contract award for UV potable water disinfection by a U.K. utility.

The contract calls for the design, supply, installation, testing, commission and maintenance of ITT's WEDECO Enclosed Ultraviolet Reactor Systems for potable water disinfection. The United Utilities contract covers a period of two years with an option to extend. The contract award was based on ITT WEDECO designing and supplying seven water treatment plants throughout Northwest England. Each UV treatment system is designed to fit local needs, but initial designs may treat flows up to 72 million liters of water per day. Over the contract period, the installed base may be valued in excess of $2.5 million.

"As a leader in water treatment, ITT is pleased to bring our focus on life-cycle costs, maintenance, technical support, and global reach to help United Utilities meet their customers' need for clean water," said Andre Dhawan, president of ITT's WEDECO business. "We hope to build on this award and develop further our strong relationship with United Utilities to include their other facilities as they expand worldwide."

ITT Industries Inc. (www.itt.com) supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $7.4 billion in 2005 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Pacific, Paris, London and Frankfurt exchanges.

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