Service Systems International Announce Exclusive Marketing Alliance For Ultraviolet
PALM DESERT, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- USFilter and
Service Systems International (OTC Bulletin Board: SVSY) have announced plans to form a
strategic alliance to market Service Systems' ultraviolet disinfection technology for
water and wastewater applications.
USFilter's Wallace and Tiernan Products group, Vineland, N.J., has signed a letter of
intent to form an exclusive alliance, in which Wallace and Tiernan Products will sell
Service System's Ultra Guard(R) advanced ultraviolet disinfection technology.
Joe Millen, executive vice president of USFilter, said the alliance will ensure that
USFilter remains a leader in this segment of the water and wastewater treatment industry.
"The Wallace & Tiernan Products group has 85 years of continued service to its
customers for the supply of disinfection equipment applying various technologies. With UV
disinfection systems, we will be even better positioned to serve an evolving market
According to Ken Fielding, Service Systems president and CEO, "The alliance will
represent a major milestone in a string of contract awards and independent third party
validations of the advantages, energy savings and superior performance of Ultra Guard(R)
treatment systems. The agreement will give Service Systems access to an extensive sales
and distribution network associated with the world's premier water and wastewater company.
With these resources, we will be poised to rapidly expand our business.
Steve Wirtel, vice president of municipal sales for USFilter, added, "USFilter has
been aware of the benefits of ultraviolet disinfection and has been actively searching for
a UV disinfection technology to enhance our product and service offering to our clients.
We wanted to be sure that our choice not only met short-term market demand, but also gave
us sustainable value for all of our corporate objectives, including existing and future
treatment plant operating contracts. The Ultra Guard(R) technology is such a choice."
Ultra Guard(R) UV disinfection technology features a number of innovations and
improvements over conventional systems. Among these are:
-- Fewer lamps to treat a given flow
-- Enhanced hydraulics resulting in consistent high quality disinfection
-- Operational ease and flexibility with its modular single lamp reactors
-- Automatic dose pacing and lamp wiping for unattended operation
-- Internet-enabled for centralized remote system control and monitoring
-- Potable water disinfection capability
-- Higher lamp and hydraulic efficiency allowing for cost effective
disinfection of murky waters, even combined sewer overflows
Consummation of the alliance is subject to negotiation and execution of definitive
agreements and other customary conditions.
As the leading supplier of chemical-feed equipment used in the treatment and disinfection
of potable water and wastewater, USFilter's Wallace & Tiernan Products group designs
and manufactures the most comprehensive line of disinfection/ chlorination equipment
available, as well as analytical instrumentation and controls, chemical-metering pumps,
dry feeders, flowmeters and systems.
USFilter, a Vivendi Water company, is the leading global provider of commercial,
industrial, municipal and residential water and wastewater treatment systems, products and
services, with operations in more than 100 countries. USFilter, which is based in Palm
Desert, Calif. invites you to visit its web sites at http://www.usfilter.com
Service Systems International (SVSY), based in Burnaby, BC, Canada, manufactures and
markets a comprehensive range of water and wastewater disinfection systems using its
patented UltraGuard(R) technology. Service Systems invites you to visit is web site at