August 25, 2009 10:45 ET

H2O Innovation: Professional Water Technologies Products Receive Approvals in England, Wales, Scotland and Israel and Receive Kosher Certification

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2009) - H2O Innovation Inc. ("H2O Innovation" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:HEO)(ALTERNEXT:MNEMO:ALHEO), a complete water treatment solutions company providing custom designed water treatment systems along with operating and maintenance solutions, announces that products from its business unit Professional Water Technologies ("PWT") have recently obtained new or renewed approvals in England, Wales, Scotland and Israel. Leading products from PWT have also obtained kosher certification.

"We are happy to see PWT's products obtain these approvals and are confident that they will contribute to making our membrane conditioners and cleaners the choice of more and more leading water treatment plants worldwide. PWT's proprietary dendrimer-based line of patent-pending specialty chemicals are at the heart of the offering of our After Sales & Maintenance Solutions business line" stated Jim Peterson, Chief Operating Officer of H2O Innovation Inc.

SpectraGuard SC™ approved for use in England, Wales and Scotland

PWT's SpectraGuard SC™ liquid super concentrate antiscalant for reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane filtration systems has recently been approved by the Drinking Water Inspectorate for use by a water supply company for public water supply in England and Wales. SpectraGuard SC™ also received the corresponding approval for use in public water supply in Scotland. SpectraGuard SC™ is a high-performance 11x concentrate chemical pretreatment that controls inorganic scale, metals and colloids in reverse osmosis feedwaters while reducing membrane scaling tendencies and minimizing membrane cleaning requirements. These approvals now allow PWT to market the SpectraGuard SC™ to operators in all of Great Britain, a sizeable new market for PWT's flagship product.

SpectraGuard™ approval for use renewed in Israel

The Department of Environmental Health of Israel's Ministry of Health as recently renewed the SpectraGuard™'s approval for use in reverse osmosis systems for the production of drinking water. This renewed approval is valid for five years and allows PWT to continue to serve its long-time customers in Israel-which include some of the world's largest water desalination plants-and pursue the development of new client relationships.

All PWT membrane pretreatment products certified kosher

PWT's line of membrane pretreatment chemicals-antiscalants, biological fouling and organic fouling control products-have also been certified kosher according to the Jewish laws. Kosher certification enables the water produced by reverse osmosis and nanofiltration systems using PWT's products to be consumed by members of the Jewish community. In addition, it allows for the water produced by systems using PWT products to be used in the food and beverage industry for the production of kosher certified products but also to be used as process water by companies in many other industries where kosher certification is a requirement in the production process.

These products, and more than 15 PWT products in total, also comply with ANSI/NSF Standard 60 requirements for drinking water chemicals and have obtained UL certificates of compliance.

Prospective disclosures

This press release may contain prospective disclosures representing current expectations of H2O Innovation and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. For details of these risks and uncertainties please refer to the Company's Annual Information Form dated September 26, 2008 available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). H2O Innovation is under no obligation to revise or update the prospective disclosures contained in this press release.

About H2O Innovation

Exclusively dedicated to water treatment, H2O Innovation is establishing itself as a key player in sustainable development and the field of clean technologies. H2O Innovation designs, develops, produces, and integrates state-of-the-art custom-built water treatment systems for the production of drinking water, the reclamation of water, the treatment of wastewater and industrial process water in the municipal, commercial, industrial, mining, and energy markets. Additionally, the Company offers complete operating and maintenance solutions for membrane filtration and reverse osmosis systems. H2O Innovation has approximately 100 employees and eight offices including three manufacturing and assembly plants in Canada and the United States. Shares of H2O Innovation are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (HEO) as well as on the NYSE Euronext Alternext Exchange (MNEMO:ALHEO).

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