News | July 15, 2014

EarthTec QZ Selected As Top 10 Water Technology At AWWA Conference

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EarthTec QZ Recognized as Best Alternative for Controlling Zebra and Quagga Mussel Proliferation

Following a very successful showing at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) in Boston during the week of June 8, 2014, EarthTec QZ was named as one of the Top 10 Water Technologies, as judged and selected by Water Online.

“The honor of being selected as a Top 10 water technology is even greater considering the competitive nature of this show, which is one of the largest water conferences in the U.S. and attended by over 500 exhibitors,” said Earth Science Labs CEO, David Nicholas.

To see the other Top 10 Water Technologies being honored, visit

EarthTec QZ is now officially registered in the state of California and 24 other states for use to control zebra and quagga mussels in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. EarthTec QZ is the first and only chemical control method currently approved by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in open waters and by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for use in drinking water.

Several studies have confirmed that EarthTec QZ provides 100% mortality of zebra and quagga mussels at economical concentrations that are safe for drinking water, making EarthTec QZ an attractive solution for municipal water agencies, lake owners and other bodies of water that struggle to prevent or contain the proliferation of zebra and quagga mussels.*

“Research indicates that our product is more effective at lower cost than our competitors‘, which represents a huge advantage for customers, who now have a practical and economical solution for combating what has become an enormous problem in the Great Lakes region, the Western US, and other pockets of the country,“ said Dave Carrington, EarthTec Business Manager for Earth Science Labs. “Having EPA and NSF approval has been very important to us and we’re very proud of that distinction.

Pricing and availability 
EarthTec QZ is available now through distributors nationwide. For most applications, the cost of EarthTec QZ works out to less than $20/MG (per million gallons) treated. For more information, visit

About EarthTec QZ 
EarthTecQZ is a highly soluble, low pH formulation designed for use in lakes, ponds, reservoirs, sedimentation basins, irrigation canals, treatment lagoons and municipal water systems. EarthTec QZ also reduces taste and odor from drinking water. For more information, visit