Clearford Water Systems Commissions First Installation of Clearford One™ in India

MUMBAI, India, April 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Clearford Water Systems Inc. ("Clearford" or the "Company"), (TSXV: CLI), is pleased to announce that the Company has officially commissioned its first Clearford One™ installation in India on April 21, 2016 in Jambudiyapura, a tribal village in Gujarat. The Clearford One™ system in Jambudiyapura that services 53 homes includes back yard toilet blocks with shower and kitchen washing facilities for each home, making it the first open-defecation free village in Gujarat.

"We are very excited to be commissioning of our first system in India" said Clearford CEO Kevin Loiselle "We believe that an operational site at Jambudiyapura proving the performance of our technology should lead to wide spread adoption of the Clearford OneTM system in India" he continued. 

The toilet blocks have been built to incorporate ClearDigestTM Smart Digesters and water supply tanks within the structural design. The individual toilet blocks discharge partially treated liquid effluent from the Smart Digesters to the ClearConveyTM sealed pipe network that will insure no leaking infiltration. The Jambudiyapura project will employ a CAMUS-SBT structured wetland as the ClearRecoverTM module. This will be delivered under the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on February 10, 2015 with Vision Earth Care Pvt. Ltd (VEC). VEC was created to commercialize the wetland technology development by the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai. The final discharge will be disinfected using UV Pure's patented Crossfire® technology before being released into an approved drainage ditch on the neighbouring farmland, where effluent quality will meet all Indian government regulations.

The project is funded by the Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR) department of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), one of India's largest infrastructure companies. It is the Gujarat Road and Infrastructure Company Limited (GRICL), a subsidiary of IL&FS, whose CSR budget is being deployed for this project. It is anticipated by all parties that a successful installation will result in a product that can be delivered to thousands of villages throughout Gujarat and India. This representants an opportunity to leverage the MOU Clearford signed with the Gujarat Water Supply and Sewage Board (GWSSB) in January 2015 and should lead to significant follow-on installations with the participation of both IL&FS and GWSSB.

About Clearford Water Systems Inc.
Clearford Water Systems Inc. (TSX-V: CLI) is a provider of unified water management and sanitation systems based on Clearford One™. Clearford One™ is a proprietary system comprised of ClearDigest™ smart digester, ClearConvey™ small bore sewer, and ClearRecover™ final treatment facility. For more information on Clearford Water Systems, please visit www.clearford.com.

About UV Pure Technologies Inc.
UV Pure Technologies, a subsidiary of Clearford Water Systems, manufactures technically advanced UV water purification systems. There are currently over 14,000 UV Pure systems in residential, commercial, industrial, public and municipal applications, with flow rates up to 1 million gallons per day. An aerospace version of UV Pure's system is being used by Boeing to purify water on its new 787 Dreamliner.

UV Pure's patented Crossfire Technology® is dramatically advantaged compared to conventional UV systems. Lamps are mounted in air surrounded by elliptical reflectors providing more effective deactivation of pathogens, facilitating easy lamp changes and visual quartz inspection. They are self-cleaning, smart – with multiple sensors and on-board diagnostics guiding maintenance, engineered to be fail-safe, virtually maintenance free, and are plug-in ready for remote monitoring. For more information on UV Pure Technologies, please visit www.uvpure.com

About Vision Earthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Vision Earth Care is committed to work towards a green tommorrow by providing the most effective eco-friendly solutions to water treatment across all scales. The technology used is no more complicated than the one used in your lawn, however the results are no lesser than the best you can expect. We call it VisionE Soil Bio-Technology (SBT): an evergreen everlasting biological purification engine. http://www.visionearthcare.com

About Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd.
IL&FS is one of India's leading infrastructure development and finance companies.  IL&FS was promoted by the Central Bank of India (CBI), Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) and Unit Trust of India (UTI). Over the years, IL&FS has broad-based its shareholding and inducted Institutional shareholders including State Bank of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India, ORIX Corporation - Japan and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

IL&FS has a distinct mandate - catalysing the development of infrastructure in the country. The organisation has focussed on the commercialisation and development of infrastructure projects and creation of value added financial services

From concept to execution, IL&FS houses the expertise to provide the complete array of services necessary for successful project completion: visioning, documentation, development, finance, management, technology and execution. http://www.ilfsindia.com 

About Gujarat Road and Infrastructure Company Ltd.
GRICL was incorporated in 1999, as Gujarat Toll Road Investment Company Ltd., for investment into two toll-roadSPVs viz. Vadodara-Halol Toll Road Ltd (VHTRL) and Ahmedabad-Mehsana Toll Road Ltd (AMTRL) and was promoted by the Government of Gujarat (GoG) and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd. (IL&FS). IL&SS owns 84% of GRICL.

About Gujarat Water Supply and Sewage Board
GWSSB is a statutory body of the State of Gujarat established for development, regulation and control of the water and sanitation sector in the State. The Board's mandate is to prepare, execute, promote and finance projects for supply of water and for sewage collection and disposal for rural villages. https://gwssb.gujarat.gov.in  

Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains certain statements that constitute forward-looking statements as they relate to the Company and its management.  Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but represent management's current expectation of future events, and can be identified by words such as "believe", "expects", "will", "intends", "plans", "projects", "anticipates", "estimates", "continues" and similar expressions.  Although management believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be correct.

By their nature, forward-looking statements include assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results, conditions, actions or events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.  If and when forward-looking statements are set out in this news release, Clearford will also set out the material risk factors or assumptions used to develop the forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements. The future outcomes that relate to forward-looking statements may be influenced by many factors, including, but not limited to: industry cyclicality; the ability to secure third party agreements; successful integration of Clearford's system with third party technology; competition; reduction in demand for products; collection from customers; relationships with suppliers; product liability; intellectual property; reliance on key personnel; environmental; interest rates; uninsured and underinsured losses; operating hazards; risks of future legal proceedings; income tax matters; credit facilities; availability and terms of financing; distribution of securities; restrictions on potential growth; effect of market interest rates on price of securities; and potential dilution.

 

SOURCE Clearford Water Systems Inc.

Image with caption: "Clearford CEO, Kevin Loiselle (far right) and Sanjay Desphande, Executive Director & Head of Operations Clearford India (second from left) attend inauguration of Clearford One System in Jambudiyapura, India. (CNW Group/Clearford Water Systems Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160421_C5022_PHOTO_EN_671499.jpg

For further information: Kevin Loiselle, President & CEO, Clearford Water Systems Inc., Phone: (613) 599-6474 ext. 303, www.clearford.com

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