Seprotech Systems Incorporated

Seprotech Systems Incorporated

September 14, 2005 09:08 ET

Seprotech Continues to Build Presence in East Africa: Environmental Technology Used to Reduce Incidence of Serious Diseases

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 14, 2005) - Seprotech Systems Inc., (TSX VENTURE:SET) a leading Canadian water and wastewater treatment systems manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it continues to work in East Africa, most recently closing a contract valued at about $400K. This sale is for a ROTORDISK® wastewater treatment plant that converts sewage to water that is fully decontaminated and safe for discharge into the environment or reuse. The quality of this treatment process exceeds that of most North American wastewater treatment plants.

East Africa has serious problems with water borne disease. The two leading causes of death are malaria and fatal forms of diarrhea. Most of this stems from there being no wastewater treatment and the population either consuming or being in constant contact with contaminated water. Seprotech is leading an effort in East Africa to decentralize wastewater treatment infrastructure so that a significant problem can be managed at a more local level.

"This is our second project in East Africa and we continue to work with key decision-makers to find innovative solutions to very serious pollution problems", said Dr. Gilles R. Turcotte, President and CEO of Seprotech. "In this region, the Seprotech ROTORDISK® system is recognized as a proven and extremely effective technology. The challenge will continue to be to identify appropriate sources of funding for these projects. We are cautiously optimistic that once we get a few more installations into place, that international organizations, governments and key decision-makers will realize that this approach makes a great deal of sense."

"The treatment of sewage is something we take for granted living in Western countries and it is easy to forget that many countries have no sewage treatment systems and that human wastes flow in open troughs through the streets," added Justin Connidis, Chairman of Seprotech. "Sewage treatment may not be glamorous but every time we install one of these ROTORDISK® systems in Africa, we help make the world a better place and help create a healthier environment. The conditions under which our staff work in Africa are pretty tough but we feel good about our contribution and the fact that we are helping to set standards that will guide future policy direction on reducing disease in Africa."

Seprotech is a provider of pre-engineered water and wastewater treatment plants to the land development, industrial and military market place, including membrane-based water treatment systems and the ROTORDISK® biological wastewater treatment systems.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein. Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual achievements to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Seprotech does not assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements and do not undertake any obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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  • Seprotech Systems Inc.
    Dr. Gilles R. Turcotte
    Investor Relations
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