April 23, 2012, Updated June 28, 2012

For the thousands of visitors making the pilgrimage to the Taj Mahal every day, drinking water there has just gotten much safer. Israel’s Aqwise, provider of advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions, has won a contract to purify river water for the residents of Agra.

“We have identified the large potential in the field of biological drinking water treatment,” says CEO Elad Frenkel. “Moreover, we recently won a huge project in India which deals with purification of river water. In the framework of this project 150,000 cubes of water will be purified daily from the Yamuna River, and more than two million inhabitants of the nearby city of Agra (the city in which the Taj Mahal is located) will be provided with clean drinking water.”

Aqwise began as a small start-up offering innovative biological treatment of urban wastewater, and today is a global leader of solutions for municipal and industrial customers.

Aqwise – which developed a scalable wastewater treatment solution using plastic beads and a special aeration technology to increase the speed of waste breakdown — is also active in the area of water well purification and it is the first Israeli company to receive the Israeli Health Ministry’s approval to biologically treat drinking water.

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