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ITT Industries Selected to Provide World’s Largest Ultraviolet (UV) Drinking Water Disinfection System


WHITE PLAINS, NY -- 12/13/2004 -- ITT Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ITT) WEDECO unit has been selected to provide the UV disinfection system for the Seymour-Capilano Water Filtration Plant, located in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) of British Columbia, Canada, which serves a population of approximately 2 million people. The UV disinfection system will be the world’s largest.

The UV disinfection process, which is more efficient against harmful pathogens than systems currently in use, decreases the overall chemical use in drinking water and provides a much smaller foot print than using chlorination systems. Sodium Hypochlorite will be used as a secondary disinfectant to further protect the drinking water as it travels through the distribution process.

“This order is yet another example of ITT Industries possibilities to better serve its customers with total solutions,” said Tom Pokorsky, President of the Advanced Water Treatment business of ITT Industries. “We offer customers advanced disinfection technologies, which are safe and efficient. These UV units require a fraction of the energy to deliver the same disinfection capacity into the same water flow as competing systems.”

The bid process for selecting the UV system included a life cycle cost evaluation in which the initial capital cost of the UV equipment was combined with the present value of site-specific operation and maintenance costs over the 20-year projected life.

SSBV Consultants, Inc. of Vancouver, a company jointly owned by Black & Veatch Corporation, Stantec, and AMEC, were the consulting engineers who developed the design and bid documents for the filtration plant.

WEDECO, a recent acquisition of ITT Industries, Inc. (, is the world’s leading manufacturer of ultraviolet water disinfection and ozone oxidation systems. Highly efficient UV systems provide chemical-free disinfection solutions to a variety of markets including municipal drinking water, wastewater, industrial process applications and consumer/residential water treatment. WEDECO’s leading ozone oxidation systems are used in a wide range of industrial and municipal applications. Ozone oxidizes harmful contaminants in industrial wastewater and eliminates color, taste and odor in drinking water. Ozone is also used as an alternative to chlorine bleaching in the pulp and paper industry. WEDECO is committed to providing technologies that contribute to public health and environmental protection.

About ITT Industries: ITT Industries, Inc. ( is a $6 billion global multi-industry company based in White Plains, NY. ITT 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. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.


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