October 1, 2008

Hydro Designs Names Lou Allyn Byus As Illinois Director

TROY, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. Lou Allyn Byus has been named Director of Hydro Designs, Inc.'s Illinois division after 31 years of employment with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. During her tenure with the IEPA, Mrs. Byus served as coordinator of the Cross-Connection Program from 1984 - 2005. She also served as liaison with Illinois Department of Public Health plumbing and non-community water supply programs.

Mrs. Byus is an active member of the Illinois Potable Water Supply Operators Association (1974 - Present), and has served as Executive Director since 1990. She is an active member of the American Water Works Association (1975 - Present), where she has served in many capacities including the international 512 Committee on Cross-Connection Control, M-14 Workgroup, and the Administrative & Policy Council Awards committees, as well as on the national AWWA Inorganic Technical Advisory Workgroup. She participated on two AWWA Research Foundation Project Advisory Committees in recent years, including the project regarding Water Quality in Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems published in 1998.

Mrs. Byus has also been active in other organizational programs, such as the American Society of Sanitary Engineers Standard 5000 Professional Qualification Committee, initial standard version; U.S. EPA Implementation Work group; and the Association of Boards of Certification), an international organization of environmental certification boards, serving as Director from 1981-1984 and President in 1985.

Hydro Designs, Inc. has been in business for over 25 years and provides a range of regulatory compliance, cross-connection control, health and safety, and other energy and drawing/mapping services to the Municipal, Commercial and Industrial Market segments.

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CONTACT: John Hudak of Hydro Designs, Inc., +1-800-690-6651,[email protected]

Web site: http://www.hydrodesignsinc.com/