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Introducing Clearford’s New VP of Business Development, Andrew Vitaterna

Building a great water and wastewater management business is no different from building a great company in another industry: you start by bringing together the best people. That’s why we’re proud to introduce Andrew Vitaterna, one of the many talented professionals who recently joined our team when Clearford acquired ASI Water.

Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Vitaterna had been with ASI Group since 2000, most recently in the role of Manager of Business Development for ASI Water. A professional engineer since 1987, he spent the first 13 years of his career in the consulting engineering business designing decentralized water and wastewater treatment systems.

“In 1996, I managed my very first design/build project for a communal wastewater plant and secured a long-term operations contract for the facility, which we continue to operate to this day. That project was the foundation to starting up design/build/operate services at ASI Water,” he explains.

Drawing on his background and professional know-how, Mr. Vitaterna will play an important role in leading Clearford forward as Vice President of Business Development.

Driving growth across Ontario and beyond

Mr. Vitaterna was instrumental in supporting the expansion of ASI Water’s operations to 90 sites across the province with 30 licensed operators. Following the acquisition, Clearford has become the largest operations company for private decentralized water and wastewater systems in Ontario, servicing 170 sites.

As Mr. Vitaterna now directs his efforts toward growing Clearford, this industry-leading position is opening doors to promising opportunities. Our vast geographical coverage within the province is a key advantage for Clearford as it enables us to deliver better, more efficient service to our clients. Over the next few months, he will focus on merging and aligning the ASI Water (now Clearford ASI) and Clearford Waterworks operations structures to prepare the company for future growth.

“As VP of Business Development at Clearford, my focus is on expanding our operations business in Ontario – and subsequently into other provinces – across the private sector, as well as the municipal and industrial sectors,” he says. “I am looking forward to drawing on the combined expertise in both Clearford and ASI Water as we move forward together as Ontario’s go-to company for operations of decentralized systems.”

Providing technical expertise

Decentralized systems have evolved over the past 20 years – a trend that Mr. Vitaterna has both witnessed and played a role in shaping. Technology is now more advanced and sophisticated while regulations have become more challenging, often requiring owners to outsource operations and liability.

“We have experience operating a wide range of treatment systems and know which technologies work better than others, which is valuable input for our design/build team. This expertise also makes us an invaluable partner for our clients as we bolster their in-house capabilities with our deep technical know-how,” explains Mr. Vitaterna.

Creating long-term partnerships

Going forward, the nature, role, and importance of water and wastewater technologies will continue to evolve and grow. With Clearford’s expert team and industry-leading technologies, Mr. Vitaterna looks forward to supporting our clients by delivering world-class technical solutions and service.

“Beyond all the technology and long-term planning that go into water and wastewater projects, one of the critical requirements is trust,” says Mr. Vitaterna. “Our clients recognize our unwavering commitment to health, safety, and environmentally responsible operations, and I look forward to strengthening our existing partnerships and building new relationships by working with the entire Clearford team to earn this trust anew, day in and day out.”

Learn more about Clearford’s water and wastewater operations

About Clearford Water Systems Inc.
Clearford Water Systems Inc. (TSX-V: CLI) is a provider of unified water management solutions for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure systems. The Company’s technology-based water solutions include Clearford One® wastewater infrastructure systems, Clearford M-brane™ packaged treatment solutions, and a full range of UV Pure® water disinfection products. Clearford is the winner of the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Enabling Technology Leadership Award for Global Decentralized Water & Wastewater Treatment. For more information on Clearford Water Systems, please visit www.clearford.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains certain statements that constitute forward-looking statements as they relate to the Company and its management. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but represent management’s current expectation of future events, and can be identified by words such as “believe”, “expects”, “will”, “intends”, “plans”, “projects”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “continues” and similar expressions. Although management believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be correct.

By their nature, forward-looking statements include assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results, conditions, actions or events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. If and when forward-looking statements are set out in this news release, Clearford will also set out the material risk factors or assumptions used to develop the forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements. The future outcomes that relate to forward-looking statements may be influenced by many factors, including, but not limited to: industry cyclicality; the ability to secure third party agreements; successful integration of Clearford’s system with third party technology; competition; reduction in demand for products; collection from customers; relationships with suppliers; product liability; intellectual property; reliance on key personnel; environmental; interest rates; uninsured and underinsured losses; operating hazards; risks of future legal proceedings; income tax matters; credit facilities; availability and terms of financing; distribution of securities; restrictions on potential growth; effect of market interest rates on price of securities; and potential dilution.

For more information contact:
Kevin Loiselle, President & CEO
Clearford Water Systems Inc.
Phone: 613 599 6474 ext. 303
www.clearford.com

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