A chemical-free drinking water treatment technology - Dagua, supplier of the
DaguaFlo technology in Gracefield (Outaouais region, QC)

MONTREAL, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Within the scope of upgrading its drinking water treatment infrastructures, Dagua recently delivered its latest DaguaFlo plant to the municipality of Gracefield, located in Québec's Outaouais Region. With a capacity of 720 m3/day, this plant is designed to supply water to a population of more than 700 residents. Representing a total investment of $2.2 million, Dagua's second turnkey construction project was completed in collaboration with the CIMA+ engineering firm that was responsible for the project's engineering aspects.

The contract awarded to Dagua is the culmination of a call for tenders issued in 2008 for a turnkey construction project comprising the drinking water treatment technology and the building's infrastructures. The municipality was seeking an innovative and effective membrane filtration solution for its drinking water, while also complying with the Québec government's strict water treatment standards.

The DaguaFlo technology used in this project is particularly appealing for a community like Gracefield as it includes: remote monitoring via the Internet; chemical-free maintenance and operations; and an impressive treatment capability that produces water whose quality is up to 10 times greater than the standards in effect without generating any negative impact on the municipality's environment.

Where most of the current technologies use up to five chemical products to treat tap water, the DaguaFlo process is the only one on the market that uses no chemicals, even for especially contaminated water. "The combination of ozone and membrane-based filtration is what allows DaguaFlo to function efficiently without requiring the continuous addition of chemical products to condition the water and clean the filters. Compared to conventional water treatment procedures, it also enables municipalities to reduce their operating costs by up to 40 percent. When we considers that these operating costs are financed from municipal taxes, one can see that there is a clear advantage for our customers," explains Maurice Lacasse, Vice-President of Technology and founder of Dagua.

Drawing on the success of its cutting-edge technology implemented in the municipalities of Radisson and Montebello, Dagua has recently been awarded three other publicly bid contracts worth a total of $4.8 million. Fort-Coulonge and Bryson (both in the Outaouais region) as well as Les Méchins (Gaspé Peninsula) will be the next towns that can expect to benefit from the innovative DaguaFlo technology; water treatment operations incorporating the DaguaFlo process are expected to start up in 2010.


For further information: For further information: Pierre Lahaye, (450) 378-2666, ext. 228, www.dagua.com

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