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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Stand-alone Water Quality Unit Available From ADS

HILLIARD, Ohio (July 28, 2009) – Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), today announced that the BayFilter System has been granted interim certification by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The system, manufactured by BaySaver Technologies®, Inc. (Mount Airy, MD), meets the requirements for stand-alone storm water quality treatment (removal of 80 percent of the total susped solids –TSS), and was examined and verified by the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) in order to qualify for the certification. The unit is available from any of the ADS regional distribution centers in the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Canada.

"We're very pleased to see the BayFilter recognized by NJDEP," stated Kevin Miller, product manager for ADS, "because it adds another valuable tool that can help control costs while providing an excellent means of protecting the environment.

"It's an easy to install unit that actually maintains itself," Miller continued. "The up-flow technology designed into the BayFilter employs a self-cleaning backwash component that dislodges pollutants and restores the porosity of the media."

The New Jersey storm water rule, 35 N.J.R. 154, states that manufactured storm water treatment devices may be used to meet the regulatory requirement, provided the pollutant removal rates are verified by NJCAT and certified by NJDEP.

"In 2008, the performance of the BayFilter System was confirmed by NJCAT," Miller stated. "This latest approval permits the use of the BayFilter on New Jersey projects during the next two years. We're sure that other states and communities will see this as another vote of confidence for the product and will also take advantage of its benefits as a best management practice (BMP) for their projects."

Founded in 1966, ADS is the world's largest producer of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. It has global network of 42 domestic and international manufacturing plants and more than 30 distribution centers. In September 2008, ADS and BaySaver Technologies, Inc. announced an exclusive marketing agreement whereby ADS will be the sole sales and marketing arm for all BaySaver Technologies products.

For additional information call ADS at (800) 821-6710, go to www.ads-pipe.com or contact any local ADS office.

About ADS
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) is the world's largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm water drainage and on-site industry through a global network of 42 domestic and international manufacturing plants and more than 30 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12 pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures, BaySaver Technologies® storm water treatment units, FLEXSTORM™ Inlet Filters and various geotextiles.

About BaySaver Technologies, Inc.
BaySaver Technologies® is one of the world's leading providers of storm water treatment solutions, offering system design, technical advice, education, and products that separate and filter pollution from storm water.  BaySeparator™ and BayFilter are flagship products providing the best value per treated CFS in the industry.  BaySaver Technologies assists in the compliance of all federally mandated regulations set by Phases I and II of the Clean Water Act, where municipalities are required to remove pollutants such as trash, oils, and sediments from storm water. 

HILLIARD, OH - Easy to specify, install, and maintain, the up-flow technology designed into BayFilter employs a unique self-cleaning backwash component that dislodges pollutants and restores the porosity of the media. (Photo by ADS)
 
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori L. Durliat
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.
Director of Marketing
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-424-8275 Fax: 419-424-8302
E-mail: tori.durliat@ads-pipe.com