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STW Resources Announces Completion of Desalination Unit for Horizon City, Texas

Project Offers City Cost Effective Solution for Brackish Water Remediation

STW Resources Holding Corp (OTCQB: STWS), an integrated provider of water management, including water reclamation and remediation, and oilfield services, announced today the completion of the previously announced contract for the custom design, engineering and construction of the Horizon City Municipal Utility District Reverse Osmosis (RO) Concentrator. STW Water, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STW Resources, was selected as the manufacturer/technology integrator for the $2.2 million project and will maintain the system under a contract with Horizon City.

The existing municipal reverse osmosis plant in Horizon City is 13 years old and could produce only 7 to 9 million gallons per day of processed water. According to the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the facility discharged approximately 1 million gallons per day of brine water unsuitable for human consumption which was directed to existing evaporation ponds. Because these ponds didn't evaporate at the anticipated rate, there was a need for more ponds—an option that was not economically attractive due to land costs.

The solution from STW and its engineering partner, TRE & Associates, was to design and manufacture the reverse osmosis concentrator to remedy the evaporation pond issue while neutralizing potential environmental concerns. With the new system, approximately one-half of the effluent (processed water) can now be utilized and the other half can be reclaimed back into the distribution system. This effluent can be blended with permeate from the other reverse osmosis systems into the final tanks. The concentrator itself is an economical alternative to land acquisition and additional ponds for other municipalities.

STW Resources CEO Stanley Weiner added, "These two RO trains are recovering 700 gallons per minute (gpm) of water previously wasted as non-recoverable water from the concentrated brine stream of the existing reverse osmosis facility in Horizon City. The system is running at 99% rejection rate and saving and providing the city up to an additional 1,000,000 gallons of fresh water per day."

STW Water President Alan Murphy noted, "This is the second concentrator project in the state of Texas that I designed to recover the maximum amount of fresh water from brackish water. Completing this project continues to validate our technology and our project development expertise. We look forward to continue to work with Horizon City and other cities that we are currently in negotiations with throughout Texas and California."

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About STW Resources Holding Corp.

STW Resources Holdings Corp (STWS) is a quality provider of oilfield pipeline services and water reclamation and processing and management services. STW Water is a Total Water Solutions Provider Company and provides turnkey design build solutions and provides its Customers with “out-of-the-box” design solutions to meet customers’ water needs. STW Water has capabilities to provide complete oversight of various water and wastewater projects with primary focus on engineering, regulatory permitting including Public Water Systems (PWS), Discharge permits, Pilot exception and Pilot Study, equipment design & treatment process design, manufacturing & installation and full scale Commissioning and training for all types of oil & gas, industrial, and municipal water and wastewater markets throughout the State of Texas and the United States. Recently, STW’s model of water ownership has had a great deal of success and broken ground on the Ft. Stockton, Texas project.

The Company consults and provides customized water analysis, reclamation and remediation services to a variety of complex oil and gas produced and flowback water, brackish water, ocean water desalination, industrial, and municipal applications throughout several geographic locations to fill a tremendous need for fresh water in the areas they service. As an independent solutions provider, STW utilizes proven technologies from various well-known manufacturers, including a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology that is economically feasible to use. These technologies are available as fixed or mobile units with varying capabilities. STW's process ensures that the most effective and efficient technologies are implemented. The ZLD system can process any saline laden water with Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels ranging from 5,000 ppm to >300,000 ppm. Current potential project locations include the Eagle Ford Shale (TX), the west Texas Delaware and Permian Basins (TX), eastern New Mexico, and ocean desalination projects on the Gulf Coast of Texas, California, and Hawaii.

STW, with its manufacturing partner Sunstone Water Group, also has the technology to reclaim municipal wastewater to potable reuse standards. It is specifically referred to as: Municipal Reclaimed “NEW” Water. STW’s (Formerly “Toilet-to-Tap”) Reclaimed “NEW” Water systems for reclaimed wastewater with its advanced pre‐treatment process combined with Hybrid high brackish high recovery or Seawater Reverse Osmosis System is capable of purifying contaminated water with a variety of complex water quality thereby preventing fouling attacks on membranes & allowing reliable operation with significantly reduced operating expenses and decreased power consumption.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: If STW’s Proprietary ZLD Technology is placed in-line with a Seawater Reverse Osmosis System or used with a geothermal operation, there will be no brine concentrate discharged into the environmentally sensitive local waterways since the system is Zero Liquid Discharge and 95-98%+ of the fresh water is recovered in the process. The waste stream is salt crystals and minerals. This is a completely Blue/Green operation that provides a sustainable supply of power and water for municipal and industrial use.

STW’s Pipeline division uses the latest technology to install new pipelines and repair, maintain and restore oil & gas pipelines (STW Pipeline).


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Source: Business Wire (September 9, 2015 - 2:15 PM EDT)

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