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Coatings CEO Calls For Chemically Neutral Protection in the Wastewater Industry as Pressure Grows on Drinking Water Supplies


Reno, Nevada, September 9, 2015 – “Only chemically inert coatings should be used in the sewage industry as global water supplies shrink and pressure grows to recycle waste water for drinking,” says Castagra Products CEO, Peter Roosen.
“Reusing water is common in countries with drier climates such as Australia and Spain and now, for example, Thames Water in the UK, which supplies more than 3.5 million homes across London and the Thames Valley, is asking householders their views on the subject.”

Castagra’s plant-based Ecodur coating is not only biologically and chemically inert, free of volatile organic compounds, it has an NSF/ANSI- 61 rating for use with potable water containers and equipment.
“Water is a resource we take too much for granted and its purity is paramount. Once you step over the line of having to use recycled water, it becomes a different ballgame altogether in terms of potential for chemical exposure and the dangers of synthetic estrogens,” continued Roosen.

“We have pioneered the use of plant-based coatings that provide a natural type of protective coating in the North American water industry. We think it’s time that this protection is extended to all aspects of water handling from manhole to reservoir.”

Roosen said water reservoirs in hot climates are subject to massive losses from evaporation and the detrimental effects of chemical reactions from sunshine and waste from waterfowl.

“The floating cover market would be an ideal one for our coating which is foamable and adheres to matrixes brilliantly to create very tough, durable, inert floating mats. The coating works just as well too as a reservoir liner.”
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LAWDP) deposited 96 million plastic shade balls at 36 cents each into the Los Angeles Reservoir that will save more than 300 million gallons of water annually.

David Sedlak, a UC Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering, said that in Southern California, waste water is being put it through a normal sewage treatment plant, given a second treatment with reverse osmosis, then exposed to ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide to break down any chemicals that escape from the system before being put back into the water supply. “In many ways, it’s cleaner than the water people are already consuming.”
Israel leads the world in the proportion of water it recycles. It treats 80% of its sewage (400 billion liters a year), and 100% of the sewage from the Tel Aviv metropolitan area is treated and reused as irrigation water for agriculture and public works.

“Every drop of water on this planet is recycled water in terms of the global hydrosphere. It’s just with the growing effects of climate change, pressure is mounting inexorably for millions more people to end up drinking water purified from man-made waste water. Therefore, it is paramount that the whole system be kept as safe as possible from any additional chemical threats as major reverse osmosis processes will not be the norm because of the sheer expense,” concluded Roosen.

Castagra Products, Inc., is a leader in the multi-billion dollar premium eco coatings industry with its non-toxic, VOC-free, solvent-free, plasticized gypsum coatings that have pioneered the industry and offer outstanding versatility and protection qualities particularly in the fracking industry with its unique challenges for protecting steel containers and pipes. The company has toll production operations in Texas.