ATEC Water Systems wins US$5.2mn groundwater filtration contract

Cadiz Inc's water treatment operating subsidiary ATEC Water Systems LLC was the successful bidder to supply water treatment filtration systems for the Cascade Groundwater Alliance treatment project in Gresham, Oregon, USA.

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Under the terms of the award, ATEC will manufacture 140 filters to remove manganese from local groundwater under a US$5.2 million contract. The filters are expected to be delivered over the next 12 months.

"We believe ATEC solutions offer the most affordable and effective water treatment solution on the market to address iron, manganese, arsenic, nitrates, and many other constituents of concern," said Susan Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Cadiz. "Addressing the growing threat of groundwater contamination is the key to making the human right to water a reality for all. We welcome the opportunity to support the Cascade project and improve access to clean water in Gresham."

The new groundwater system is under construction and will be completed in 2026. It is expected to serve approximately 100,000 people in Gresham.

"ATEC pioneered the first successful municipal iron and manganese removal system using dioxide media and we've built hundreds over the last 20 years," said Lee Odell, COO of ATEC. "Our team is thrilled to support Rockwood and the City of Gresham in this important effort."

ATEC’s award of the Cascade Project follows several successful bids over the last 14 months. In March 2023, ATEC was awarded a US$10 million contract to provide all wellhead filters for removal of iron and manganese for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, the largest water district in Utah. Earlier this year, ATEC finalized installation of new arsenic filtration systems at wells on tribal lands in Thermal, California near the Salton Sea for the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Tribe and also at a new water treatment facility for the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians near Clearlake, California.