LOS ANGELES & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced that a system built by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dallas-based Progressive Water Treatment Inc. (PWT), is recovering 700 gallons per minute (gpm) of previously-rejected water at the existing RO treatment plant in Horizon City, Texas. The recovered water is being blended with raw well water for consumption as city drinking water.
“Horizon City is now able to use this water as a source for drinking water,” said Marc Stevens, PWT’s President. “That’s over a million gallons per day that the city doesn’t have to treat, which could serve up to a third of its population’s needs.”
PWT fabricated and installed dual 350 gpm reverse osmosis (RO) systems to recover reject water from existing, primary RO systems. According to Stevens, the new systems have operated at more than 99% efficiency since their commissioning.
“This is certainly not our largest project to date, but from a technical point of view, it’s one of the most satisfying,” added Stevens. “It challenged our engineering staff who were able to reclaim 700 gpm of water for direct reuse by the city as drinking water.”
Dallas-based PWT is the first company in the newly-formed OriginClear Group™ of water service companies and is a profitable and fast-growing designer, builder and service provider for a wide range of industrial water treatment applications.
“We are very happy with our recent acquisition of PWT, which is enjoying a steady stream of successful installations in the region,” said Bill Charneski, President of The OriginClear Group. “The company appears well positioned for an outstanding year in 2016.”
“As corporations increasingly outsource their water treatment, companies like PWT are stepping in to serve them,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginClear’s Chief Executive Officer. “We intend to help unify these outsourced water services companies for the benefit of outsourcing customers across North America and eventually, the world.”
Global Water Intelligence recently stated, “With regulations relating to wastewater treatment and discharge growing ever-more stringent and the cost of sourcing water continually rising, operators of industrial plants are seeking full water management services to provide cost-effective solutions that maximize water and energy efficiency, allowing them to focus on their core production businesses.”
OriginClear believes that companies in its OriginClear Group will benefit from this long-term outsourcing trend.
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About Progressive Water Treatment, Inc.
Progressive Water Inc., of the OriginClear Group™, designs and manufactures a complete line of water treatment systems for municipal, industrial and pure water applications. The company utilizes a wide range of technologies, including chemical injection, media filters, membrane, ion exchange and SCADA technology, in turnkey systems. The company also offers a broad range of services including maintenance contracts, retrofits and replacement assistance. In addition, PWT rents equipment in contracts of varying duration. Customers are primarily served in the United States and Canada, with the company’s reach extending worldwide from Japan to Argentina to the Middle East.
About OriginClear, Inc.
OriginClear is a leading provider of water treatment solutions and the developer of a breakthrough water cleanup technology serving the rapidly growing $500 billion world market. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, OriginClear provides systems and services to treat water in a wide range of industries, such as municipal, pharmaceutical, semiconductors, industrial, and oil & gas. To rapidly grow this segment of the business, we strategically acquire profitable and well-managed water treatment companies, which allow us to expand our global market presence and technical expertise. To enable a new era of clean and socially responsible water treatment solutions, we invented Electro Water Separation™, a breakthrough high-speed water cleanup technology using multi-stage electrolysis, that we license worldwide to water treatment equipment manufacturers. Water is our most valuable resource, and the mission of the “Family of OriginClear Companies” is to improve the quality of water and help return it to its original and clear condition. To learn more about OriginClear®, please visit our website at www.originclear.com.
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OriginClear’s Progressive Water recovers millions of gallons for Texas city’s drinking water; previously-rejected water can now be a freshwater source for up to a third of Horizon City’s residents
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