H2O Innovation Awarded New O&M Contract and Renews Existing Contract, Amounting to $29.9 M

All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX: HEO) – H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded a new operation and maintenance (O&M) service contract and has extended an existing contract. Both projects are in the State of Texas and have a total value of $29.9 M, increasing the Corporation’s O&M backlog by 24% to $156.2 M.

H2O Innovation has been awarded a three-year O&M contract for a wholesale water treatment facility in Calhoun County, Texas, for which the O&M services began earlier this week. The plant treats surface water from the Guadalupe Blanco River and produces 6.0 MGD (22,700 m3/day) of potable water for municipal, industrial, and retail customers in the area.

Additionally, the Corporation has renewed its base contract with a client in Texas for a period of five years, starting on January 1, 2023. “I am pleased that our continued presence in this industry allowed us to win this important contract. It shows that H2O Innovation is committed to investing in and growing its business in this State,” said Frédéric Dugré, President and Chief Executive Officer of H2O Innovation.

Prospective Disclosures
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About H2O Innovation
Innovation is in our name, and it is what drives the organization. H2O Innovation is a complete water solutions company focused on providing best-in-class technologies and services to its customers. The Corporation’s activities rely on three pillars: (i) Water Technologies & Services (WTS) applies membrane technologies and engineering expertise to deliver equipment and services to municipal and industrial water, wastewater, and water reuse customers, (ii) Specialty Products (SP) is a set of businesses that manufacture and supply a complete line of specialty chemicals, consumables and engineered products for the global water treatment industry, and (iii) Operation & Maintenance (O&M) provides contract operations and associated services for water and wastewater treatment systems. Through innovation, we strive to simplify water. For more information, visit www.h2oinnovation.com.

H2O Innovation Inc.

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