Municipal wastewater plants invited to enter Hach contest

LOVELAND, CO, April 15, 2010 -- Hach Company announced today its "See the BIG Picture" contest for municipal wastewater treatment plants in the continental United States...

• Contest helps municipal wastewater plants save chemical and energy costs and will award $80,000 of Hach equipment

LOVELAND, CO, April 15, 2010 -- Hach Company (www.hach.com) announced today its "See the BIG Picture" contest for municipal wastewater treatment plants in the continental United States. Awardees will receive Hach equipment of their choice with the prizes awarded as follows:

• $40,000 of Hach equipment to the Grand prize recipient
• $20,000 of Hach equipment to the Runner-Up recipient
• $20,000 of Hach equipment to the Fan Favorite recipient, as voted on at: www.hach.com/bigpicture.

Grand prize and runner-up recipients will be announced at WEFTEC2010, New Orleans, La., on Oct. 5, 2010, and the Fan Favorite recipient will be announced Nov. 2, 2010.

"Hach wants to raise awareness of the benefits of increased testing and this contest is a great vehicle for our message to be heard," Kurt Tyler, Hach VP of Marketing, said. "We want to help municipalities succeed in meeting more stringent regulations with tighter budgets."

The contest is designed to help municipal wastewater treatment plants understand the benefits of increasing their nutrient monitoring. More frequent monitoring will help plants "See the BIG Picture" of their operations, thereby decreasing expensive chemical and energy costs while helping address one of the most sensitive environmental issues in wastewater treatment. Currently most plants only do required nutrient monitoring, so they're unable to adjust chemical dosing or aeration to the specific changes occurring in real-time. One plant that has seen the big picture is the Mallard Creek reclamation Facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are saving over $100,000 annually by implementing continuous ammonia monitoring to control caustic dosing. Entrants can read this story and other cost savings articles at the contest site.

Entries must be submitted at www.hach.com/bigpicture by Aug. 31, 2010. Entrants should creatively state why they should be awarded the equipment. Submissions may take the form of a written proposal, video, song, poem and/or photographs. Prize recipients will be determined according to expected results from products requested, level of creativity, impact of award on plant and extent of the need.

For complete rules and eligibility, visit www.hach.com/bigpicture.

About Hach Company
For over 60 years, Hach Company (www.hach.com) has been developing innovative solutions used to test the quality of water, other liquids and air. Manufactured and distributed worldwide, Hach systems are designed to simplify analysis by offering sophisticated on-line instrumentation, accurate portable laboratory equipment, high-quality prepared reagents, complete easy-to-follow methods, and life-time technical support. Hach is a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (www.danaher.com), a Fortune 500 leader.

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