U.S. Department of Defense to Pay for Management of Water Purification Systems

by: Matthew Potter
September 2, 2010

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The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awarded a contract worth over $300 million to Aqua-Chem, Inc. as part of the H2O Water Purification Initiative (WPS). If all options on the five year contract are executed the total value will be $386 million.

Aqua-Chem of Tennessee is a world leader in the manufacture of water purification and treatment systems. These include those not only for military applications but also for ships, offshore marine applications, and the power and bio-tech industries. The U.S. Department of Defense with personnel deployed all across the globe in varied climates has great demands for water. Aqua-Chem systems supports these operations with different systems to purify or provide water.

The contract is for logistical support of existing systems by providing storage and management of parts and materials to support existing Aqua-Chem systems in use today.

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