VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quest Water Global, Inc. (OTCBB:QWTR) ("Quest" and or "Quest Water" and or "Company"), an innovative water technology company, and developer of the AQUAtap(TM) Community Drinking Water Station and WEPS(TM) Water Extraction and Purification System, announced today the successful visit by Angolan Ministry of Energy and Water and Ministry of Industry officials to the Company's operating AQUAtap installation in Bom Jesus, Angola. The Secretary of State for Energy and Water, and approximately 25 other Ministry officials, joined Ministry of Industry representatives August 3, 2012 for a tour of Quest Water's solar-powered water purification and distribution system in the rural community 50 kilometers south-east of Luanda.
Quest Water's management believes the joint visit represents a key phase in the Company's business operations in Angola under the country's "Water for All" program, and that the success of this visit by the two ministries will present Quest with opportunity to move to the next stage of relations with the Angolan government.
"This joint visit by the two ministries to our AQUAtap installation in Bom Jesus is one of the most significant milestones in Quest Water's two and half years working with the Angolan Government," said Peter Miele, Quest Water Global Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. "One of the challenges in Angola is distribution and getting clean water to residents of rural communities lacking infrastructure. Our AQUAtap Community Drinking Water Stations were designed in consultation with many of the Angolan government officials who toured the site last week."
Costa Joaquim, Quest Water's project manager in Angola was present at the event to demonstrate use of the AQUAtap, and to answer questions from Ministry officials. According to Joaquim, "The viewing and demonstration was a success and ran smoothly without any hitches, and response from attendees at the August 3rd event was very good."
The first Quest Water AQUAtap™ installation in Bom Jesus has been successfully operating since March 1, 2012 with the 500 residents of the village drawing approximately 10,000 litres of pure water a day. The Secretary of State for Industry officially inaugurated the AQUAtap™ on March 16, 2012, and the visit by the Secretary of State of Energy and Water last week was a key step in moving the project forward.
Quest Water also announces the launch of the Company's new and improved corporate website (http://www.QuestWaterSolutions.com). The new website features a new design and improved navigation, including a new feature that allows visitors quickly and easily to opt-in to receive timely information and updates from the Company, as well as quick links to the social media pages. Visitors to the website can also access new animated videos showcasing Quest's innovative water technology products.
About Quest Water Global, Inc.
Quest Water Global, Inc., and its wholly-owned operating subsidiary Quest Water Solutions Inc., is an innovative water technology company that provides sustainable and environmentally sound solutions to water scarce regions. We use proven technologies to create economically viable products that address the critical shortage of clean drinking water in developing countries. Our goal is to address the vital issue of water quality and water supply by providing an alternative, sustainable source of pure water at the smallest possible environmental cost to global areas in need, while becoming a leading company in providing turn-key solutions using alternative energy for the purification, desalination, and distribution of clean drinking water.
Utilizing patented, solar-powered, water purification technology, Quest Water has developed a highly efficient, self-contained, community-operated water distribution system, designed to provide a sustainable solution to communities who lack the resources and infrastructure to access a clean, reliable water source. Quest Water's compact, transportable water purifier, the AQUAtap, is a powerful water filtration system that can take a typically unsafe water source, like polluted wells, rivers, lakes, and boreholes, as well as saline, and brackish sources, and create 100% purified, natural drinking water for entire communities, with an average output of over 20,000 liters a day. The patented AQUAtap technology is also beneficial to the environment, using no harmful chemicals throughout the entire process as well as producing zero carbon emissions. The AQUAtap was designed exclusively at the request of the Angolan government, with ease of transport, installation, and operation in mind.
About Angola's "Water for All" Program
The "Water for All" program ("Agua para Todos") is a $650 million initiative of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The program is managed by five Ministries: Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Ministry of Environment, and the entire program is coordinated by the Ministry of Energy & Water. The program was launched in 2007, and began in 2009/2010. The first phase will continue through to 2015, with the second phase continuing through 2020. Under the program, Angola has committed to providing clean water to 80% of its rural population and 50% of urban dwellers by 2015, with targets raised to 100% and 80%, respectively, by 2020. Current total population of Angola is approximately 19 million with 56.7% of the population being urban and 43.3% rural.
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