St. Michael, MN (February 24, 2016) –U.S. Water, the leading national provider of integrated solutions for water treatment, has launched the SMART Care™ for Membranes Service Program.

The SMART Care™ for Membranes program provides proper management and monitoring of membrane systems, reducing the risks of production downtime due to insufficient quality or quantity of water being produced. Each SMART Care™ for Membranes program is custom tailored to meet a plant’s specific production needs, combining an array of available consumables and services from U.S. Water’s robust product line of membrane related offerings.

SMART Care Analytics™ seamlessly retrieves and analyzes data from the membrane system and in turn provides real-time assessment of operations, predictive analysis of key performance indicators, and notifications of developing upset conditions. The comprehensive analytical solution examines consumable, water, and energy usage in addition to the required ASTM “normalized” conditions for membrane systems. SMART Care Analytics™ allows the operations team to plan and schedule corrective actions as conditions develop on the membrane systems. This eliminates unnecessary manpower and consumables while mitigating risk to production or product quality.

Results of the SMART Care™ program are reviewed regularly with U.S. Water’s team of experienced engineers and representatives to manage improvements to operations. SMART Care™ for Membranes uncovers valuable opportunities for projects to increase efficiencies, improve quality, or decrease total cost of operation. Pulling on U.S. Water’s array of integrated solutions, projects can be delivered with the precise components to minimize investment while maximizing return.

LaMarr Barnes, U.S. Water’s Senior Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategy explains, “U.S. Water is committed to improving plant efficiency. Our integrated solutions approach combines the best equipment, engineering services, and sustainable chemistry to resolve the ‘root cause’ of a plant’s problem and improve its overall efficiency. SMART Care™ for Membranes combines web-based software, on-site analytical services, regulatory compliance services and safety enhancements to increase efficiency and reduce plant costs. “

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U.S. Water, an ALLETE company (NYSE: ALE), is an integrated industrial water management company headquartered in St. Michael, Minnesota. They provide integrated water management for industry by combining chemical, equipment, engineering and service for customized solutions to reduce water and energy usage and improve efficiency.