Aqwise, a global provider of advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets, has officially dedicated its new wastewater treatment facility in Durango, Northern Mexico.

Plans for the $3 million Turn-Key wastewater treatment project were signed in 2013, during an official visit by then President Shimon Peres to Mexico.  The presidential visit came after Mexico turned to Israel’s water experts for help in improving their water.

The Durango plant will employ Aqwise’s AGAR (Attached Growth Airlift Reactor) technology solutions — a proprietary process that “utilizes biofilm grown on carrier media which aerobically degrade soluble organic pollutants in wastewater.”

“This is an important project for Aqwise, and it expands our activities in Mexico where we already have numerous water treatment facilities in place,” said Elad Frenkel, Chief Executive Officer of Aqwise. “We’re happy to dedicate this treatment facility, which came about on the presidential visit, and we hope the relationship between Israel and Mexico will continue to strengthen – economically and culturally.”

Aqwise has over 400 municipal and industrial installations in 35 countries. The company was founded in 2000, has headquarters in Israel, and has regional offices in Latin America, as well as commercial representation in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.