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Fountain Quail Wins Prestigious Environmental Award

Buffalo, NY, October 19, 2011 --( IOGCC’s Stewardship Award recognizes excellence in oil and gas industry.

Fountain Quail earned its latest industry accolades when the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission presented its 2011 Chairman’s Stewardship Award to the company at its annual meeting in Buffalo on Monday. The IOGCC declared Fountain Quail the winner in the environmental partner category.

Fountain Quail Water Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgary-based Aqua-Pure Ventures, Inc. (AQE-TSXV), is the industry leader in recycling shale gas flowback and produced water into fresh water for re-use.

“We believe the company’s work in recycling shale gas wastewater is an outstanding example of what the Stewardship Award represents,” said Mike Smith, executive director of the IOGCC. “The continued growth and sustainability of shale gas drilling worldwide is inextricably tied to the industry’s approach to water management.”

Since its inception in 1935, the IOGCC has voiced the need for sound oil and natural gas environmental policy. In 1996, the organization initiated the annual Chairman's Stewardship Awards, which represent the Commission's highest honor for exemplary efforts in environmental stewardship. The awards recognize achievement and challenge organizations, companies and individuals nationwide to demonstrate innovation, dedication and passion for our environment.

“The Stewardship Award is a tremendous honor, and we are very proud to have been singled out by such a nationally respected organization of oil and gas producing states for this distinction,” said Brent Halldorson, chief operating officer of Fountain Quail. “We have been refining our wastewater treatment technology for several years in shale plays across the country, and we’re gratified to see it emerging as an industry best practice.”

Since 2004, Fountain Quail has developed and refined its patented, industry-leading technology for recycling flowback and produced water in North Texas’ Barnett Shale. During that time, the Company has recycled more than 800 million gallons of shale gas wastewater that would otherwise have been injected into disposal wells and permanently removed from the hydrological cycle. The company’s technology is also being utilized in the Marcellus and Eagle Ford Shales, and plans are underway to expand into additional shale plays across North America before year’s end.

For more information about the 2011 Chairman’s Stewardship Awards, visit

About Fountain Quail Water Management
Fountain Quail Water Management ( provides low-cost, practical recycling alternatives for shale gas producers. The company is the global leader in recycling shale gas flowback and produced water into fresh water for re-use. Fountain Quail is wholly-owned by Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc. and is based in Roanoke, Texas.

About Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc.
Aqua-Pure ( is the premier recycler of industrial wastewater in North America. The Calgary-based oilfield engineering and services firm has developed and commercialized cutting-edge technology that transforms wastewater from a liability to an asset. Aqua-Pure’s municipal and oil and gas wastewater services and technology solutions ensure environmental sustainability through the utilization of patented and proprietary technologies. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "AQE."

About the IOGCC
The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission is a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment. For the past 75 years, the IOGCC has grown to be the largest and oldest state compact in the nation today. For more information, visit

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