INDIANAPOLIS, July 9, 2012 /PR Newswire/ -- Global Water Technologies (OTC Pink: GWTR) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Martinek Water Management, GmbH, an Austrian company that has developed a patented sensor and software system for early leak detection in water mains.
Global Water Technologies will introduce the system for the first time in the United States, as a majority of the country is currently experiencing drought conditions and improving water efficiency is an urgent matter. The technology targets water loss in drinking water systems, where aging underground pipes typically lose 20 percent or more of treated water before it reaches customers.
'This is a significant step forward in our previously announced effort to address water infrastructure issues,' said Erik Hromadka, CEO of Global Water Technologies. 'As water needs become more acute, we can no long afford to continue losing large amounts of drinking water through leaking pipes and broken water mains.'
'We are pleased to be working with Global Water Technologies to introduce this system in North America,' said Peter Martinek, president of Martinek Water Management. 'This technology has been used successfully in Europe and we look forward to showing how it can help to improve water efficiency as part of creating a smarter water network.'
The patented sensor system provides real-time monitoring of pressure, flow and sound metrics in water mains and analyzes that data to provide early notification of changes in leak conditions. Hromadka said the system is a first step in the company's effort to develop an early warning system for water main breaks, which occur when leaking pipes fail and cause massive water loss and damage to surrounding areas.
The company is also exploring funding and development options for the new project.
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