9 June 2005
New Product Aims to Save Water at Golf Courses
Pilot Trial Planned of Water Saving Product on Golf Courses served by Denver Water
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, June 9, 2005 – FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (AMEX: FSI, FRANKFURT: FXT), the developer and manufacturer of biodegradable and environmentally safe water and energy conservation technologies, today announced plans for a pilot project with Denver Water to measure the amount of water that can be saved at area golf courses by using “WaterSavr(tm)” technology. Flexible Solutions is the developer of a technology called “WaterSavr(tm)” that saves water by reducing evaporation.
WaterSavr(tm) will be used by a select group of golf courses that receive irrigation water from Denver’s system. Participating golf courses will be provided the WaterSavr(tm) product and will be responsible for applying the product to their ponds and reservoirs and monitoring water levels. At the conclusion of the project Denver Water will analyze the results to determine if WaterSavr(tm) should be recommended for all the golf courses that it serves.
Marc Waage, water resource engineer for Denver Water stated, “This product holds promise for saving water. We want to see if it can be a practical and affordable way to reduce evaporation losses from golf course ponds.”
Flexible Solutions Director of Operations, Mike Stover, commented “All of our products are safe, organic and biodegrade quickly into harmless byproducts. We at Flexible Solutions are proud to contribute positively to the planet with our focus on conservation and the environment, concurrent with running a successful, growing business.”
WaterSavr(tm) is a patented evaporation control powder that, when applied to water, self-spreads over the surface, forming a monolayer that cannot be felt, tasted or seen. The product is a food safe powdered form of the active ingredient in Heatsavr, which is commonly used in swimming pools to reduce heating costs but also reduces evaporation.
In recent trials conducted in the US and throughout the world, WaterSavr(tm) has effectively reduced evaporation an average of 35%. In environmental testing, WaterSavr(tm) was found to be non-toxic to aquatic organisms and to have no effect on water treatment systems. It was also concluded that the application of WaterSavr(tm) to source water would be extremely unlikely to alter parameters such as temperature, pH, alkalinity, dissolved solids, and turbidity. WaterSavr(tm) biodegrades quickly and does not build up in the environment.
The United Nations Environmental Programme Center has designated WaterSavr(tm) an Environmentally Sound Technology. WaterSavr(tm) has National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International certification and meets American National Standard Institute (ANSI) 60 specifications for direct use in drinking water.
About Flexible Solutions International
Flexible Solutions International, Inc. (www.flexiblesolutions.com), based in Victoria, British Columbia, is the developer and manufacturer of WaterSavr, the world’s first commercially viable water evaporation retardant. FSI is an environmental technology company specializing in energy and water conservation products for drinking water, agriculture, industrial markets and swimming pools throughout the world. WaterSavr reduces evaporation by up to 30% on reservoirs, lakes, aqueducts, irrigation canals, ponds and slow moving rivers. Heatsavr, a “liquid blanket” evaporation retardant for the commercial swimming pool and spa markets, also reduces humidity and lowers water heating costs, resulting in energy savings of 15% to 40%. The Company’s Ecosavr product targets the residential swimming pool market. The Company’s NanoChem Solutions, Inc., subsidiary specializes in environmentally friendly, water-soluble products utilizing thermal polyaspartate (TPA) biopolymers. TPA beta-proteins are manufactured from the common biological amino acid, L-aspartic acid.
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