Earth Tech Wins Long-Term Water/Wastewater Project in New York

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tyco International Ltd.

   LONG BEACH, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco Flow Control, one of the
 major business units of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:   TCY; LSE:   TYI; BSX:
 TYC), today announced that its Earth Tech, Inc. unit was selected by the city
 of Glens Falls, New York to provide design/build/operate (D/B/O) services for
 the construction of a new water filtration treatment plant, upgrades to the
 city's wastewater treatment plant, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of
 both plants for 20 years. The contract is valued at $65 million over 20 years.
 The city is under an Administrative Consent Order to improve the drinking
 water quality for its 5,200 customer accounts and to make odor control
 improvements at the wastewater treatment plant.
     "Glens Falls' decision to have Earth Tech design, build and operate their
 water treatment system demonstrates the continued growth in public/private
 partnerships," said Diane C. Creel, president of Earth Tech. "As a single-
 source provider, the efficiencies and cost-savings Earth Tech can provide
 Glens Falls form a strong foundation for a long-term solution to the city's
 water treatment needs."
     The wastewater treatment plant currently has an average daily inflow of
 5.5 mgd. The new water treatment plant will have a design capacity of seven
 mgd. The construction of the new direct filtration water treatment plant will
 save the city approximately $4 million over conventional engineering and
 construction approaches. The new facility will incorporate two adsorption
 clarifier units, four filters, process pumps for filtered water, backwash and
 equalization, chemical feed systems, below grade tanks and ancillary
 equipment.
     Earth Tech is also under contract to make efficiency improvements to the
 wastewater treatment plant. It will install 4,100 residential water meters and
 implement leak detection and water audits to improve the efficiency of the
 city's water distribution system.
 
     ABOUT EARTH TECH
     Earth Tech is an international provider of global water management, and
 engineering and environmental services. It is headquartered in Long Beach, CA,
 and employs 7,000 people in more than 150 offices throughout the world.
     Earth Tech is a part of Tyco Flow Control, which is one the major business
 units of Tyco International Ltd. Tyco Flow Control designs, manufactures and
 services pipes, couplings, fittings, meters, hangers, valves, cable trays,
 metal framing and fire sprinklers, and provides engineering consulting, total
 water management services, and environmental consulting and remediation.
 
     ABOUT TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
     Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:   TYC; LSE:   TYI; BSX: TYC) is a diversified
 manufacturing and service company.  Tyco is the world's largest manufacturer
 and servicer of electrical and electronic components; the world's largest
 designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer of undersea telecommunications
 systems; the world's largest manufacturer, installer and provider of fire
 protection systems and electronic security services, and the world's largest
 manufacturer of flow control valves.  Tyco also holds strong leadership
 positions in disposable medical products, diagnostic imaging, bulk
 pharmaceuticals, wound closure, plastics and adhesives.  Tyco operates in more
 than 100 countries and had fiscal 2000 sales of $28.9 billion.
 
 

SOURCE Tyco International Ltd.
   LONG BEACH, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco Flow Control, one of the
 major business units of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:   TCY; LSE:   TYI; BSX:
 TYC), today announced that its Earth Tech, Inc. unit was selected by the city
 of Glens Falls, New York to provide design/build/operate (D/B/O) services for
 the construction of a new water filtration treatment plant, upgrades to the
 city's wastewater treatment plant, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of
 both plants for 20 years. The contract is valued at $65 million over 20 years.
 The city is under an Administrative Consent Order to improve the drinking
 water quality for its 5,200 customer accounts and to make odor control
 improvements at the wastewater treatment plant.
     "Glens Falls' decision to have Earth Tech design, build and operate their
 water treatment system demonstrates the continued growth in public/private
 partnerships," said Diane C. Creel, president of Earth Tech. "As a single-
 source provider, the efficiencies and cost-savings Earth Tech can provide
 Glens Falls form a strong foundation for a long-term solution to the city's
 water treatment needs."
     The wastewater treatment plant currently has an average daily inflow of
 5.5 mgd. The new water treatment plant will have a design capacity of seven
 mgd. The construction of the new direct filtration water treatment plant will
 save the city approximately $4 million over conventional engineering and
 construction approaches. The new facility will incorporate two adsorption
 clarifier units, four filters, process pumps for filtered water, backwash and
 equalization, chemical feed systems, below grade tanks and ancillary
 equipment.
     Earth Tech is also under contract to make efficiency improvements to the
 wastewater treatment plant. It will install 4,100 residential water meters and
 implement leak detection and water audits to improve the efficiency of the
 city's water distribution system.
 
     ABOUT EARTH TECH
     Earth Tech is an international provider of global water management, and
 engineering and environmental services. It is headquartered in Long Beach, CA,
 and employs 7,000 people in more than 150 offices throughout the world.
     Earth Tech is a part of Tyco Flow Control, which is one the major business
 units of Tyco International Ltd. Tyco Flow Control designs, manufactures and
 services pipes, couplings, fittings, meters, hangers, valves, cable trays,
 metal framing and fire sprinklers, and provides engineering consulting, total
 water management services, and environmental consulting and remediation.
 
     ABOUT TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
     Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:   TYC; LSE:   TYI; BSX: TYC) is a diversified
 manufacturing and service company.  Tyco is the world's largest manufacturer
 and servicer of electrical and electronic components; the world's largest
 designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer of undersea telecommunications
 systems; the world's largest manufacturer, installer and provider of fire
 protection systems and electronic security services, and the world's largest
 manufacturer of flow control valves.  Tyco also holds strong leadership
 positions in disposable medical products, diagnostic imaging, bulk
 pharmaceuticals, wound closure, plastics and adhesives.  Tyco operates in more
 than 100 countries and had fiscal 2000 sales of $28.9 billion.
 
 SOURCE  Tyco International Ltd.

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