Hydro signs stormwater distribution agreement in Georgia

Hydro International announced that Southeast Culvert Inc. (Auburn, GA) will be the exclusive distributor of Hydro's portfolio of stormwater products in the state of Georgia...

• Southeast Culvert Inc. will market Hydro's filters, separators and vortex valves for stormwater treatment and flow control

PORTLAND, ME, Dec. 8, 2008 -- Hydro International, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, today announced that Southeast Culvert Inc. of Auburn, Ga., will be the exclusive distributor of Hydro's portfolio of industry-leading stormwater products in the state of Georgia.

Southeast Culvert is a manufacturer and distributor of drainage systems throughout the Southeastern United States. The company has significant expertise in the stormwater market and has many years of experience working with engineering firms and private contractors to provide stormwater management equipment to municipal and private developers.

Hydro's US stormwater operation, based in Portland, Maine, provides a full range of solutions to control and treat urban runoff from MS4 communities with separate storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems. Hydro's portfolio of treatment products include filters and vortex separators, which are used to comply with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations requiring the removal of "nonpoint source" pollutants from stormwater runoff.

"The Georgia market represents a major opportunity for our cost-effective, environmentally sustainable stormwater solutions," said David Mongeau, General Manager of Hydro International's US stormwater business. "Putting our industry-leading product line in the hands of a company with Southeast Culvert's knowledge, regional contacts and proven sales ability creates a winning combination."

"We're looking forward to partnering with Hydro International in Georgia," added Wallace Johnson, Vice President of Operations at Southeast Culvert Inc. "Hydro's filters and vortex technologies that will help our customers obtain their stormwater permits while keeping their costs in line."

Hydro's stormwater operation markets three liquid-solid separation products: the Up-Flo® Filter, a high-capacity filtration system used for the control of sediments, nutrients, metals and hydrocarbons; the Downstream Defender®, an advanced vortex separator with unique internal components that increase removal efficiency and prevent pollutant washout, as well as flow controls, inlet controls and stormwater storage media; and the First Defense®, an enhanced vortex separator that provides stormwater treatment in a surface inlet device. It also markets the Reg-U-Flo® Vortex Valve, a passive vortex flow-control device that reduces the volume of required stormwater storage by up to 50 percent without the need for moving parts or external power requirements.

Hydro International plc is a global supplier of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, utilizing award-winning advanced vortex and complementary technologies.

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