Nu Flow Offers a Viable Solution to High Lead Levels in School Drinking Water

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ -- Recent findings concerning lead contamination
in Toronto's drinking water caused by old lead pipes and lead solder in the
joints have led to the search for viable solutions to this dangerous public
health concern.  As a result, local schools have been looking for the best
ways to protect their students and faculty.
    To date, the only long term solution being considered is comprehensive
re- piping, which requires the removal and replacement of all pipes carrying
drinking water.  Re-piping is an expensive, invasive, inconvenient, and
ultimately unworkable solution which forces property managers, school boards
and government officials to use temporary repairs to solve a long-term
    Queen's Park recently installed a filtration system to a limited number
of fixtures, shutting down the rest.  Victoria Park Collegiate Secondary,
where the water tested at four times the provincial standard for lead content,
has begun shipping 1500 bottles of water each day to the school.  These
measures are expensive and provide only a short term solution.
    Nu Flow, with its corporate office located in Oshawa, offers a
revolutionary technology which not only eliminates the problem of lead pipes,
but also resolves the ancillary concerns of time, mess and cost. The
technology is called "in-place pipe restoration."
    This technology involves the process of coating existing pipes with a UL-
approved epoxy that provides a permanent barrier that prevents lead from
leaching into the drinking water.  The process is rapid and requires no
destruction to existing property.  The work can even be done at night so there
is no disruption of day to day activities.
    This technology has been used for decades throughout the United States in
potable water systems, varying from government facilities to private homes to
commercial properties, and is approved under the Ontario Building Code.
    In-place pipe restoration was originally brought to the United States by
Nu Flow's technology partner, American Pipe Lining, Inc., in the mid-1980's
for use in rehabilitating corroded pipes in United States naval aircraft
carriers.  Every aircraft carrier in the US fleet has since been coated with
this epoxy.  The process works so well that, today, the US Navy doesn't build
an aircraft carrier without coating its pipes in dry dock.
    The Nu Flow Companies have successfully lined numerous school district
drinking water systems, including in Portland, Oregon; Tacoma, Washington; and
Pueblo, Colorado.  Other school lining projects include the University of
Washington and University of Oregon.  Nu Flow has also lined potable water
pipes for clients including Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Solar Turbines.
    About The Nu Flow Companies
    With corporate offices in Toronto, San Diego, Seattle, and Sarasota, the
Nu Flow companies have the highest job success rate of any lining company in
the industry, with the largest base of installers in North America.  Epoxy and
lining applications include domestic water piping, HVAC and drain systems,
underground utilities, and lead service piping for clients ranging from
hospitals and universities, to municipalities, multi-unit structures and
government facilities, as well as individual homeowners.  Nu Flow is the only
company in the industry which manufactures and installs lining products for
sewers, drains, and hot and cold water pipes.  Nu Flow also provides whole-
structure bio-filtration.
    Other notable clients of Nu Flow include the US government at the
Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House Complex, the US Naval
Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Pearson International Airport, General Motors,
Coca-Cola, Kewanee Nuclear Power Plant, and Nestle.

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For further information: Deborah Read of The Nu Flow Companies, 
+1-800-834-9597, Web Site:

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