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    AQUALIS Acquires Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC

    DURHAM, N.C. – AQUALIS, a portfolio company of DFW Capital Partners and the nation’s leading provider of sustainable water management services, today announced it has acquired the assets of Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC (SSE), a leading civil engineering firm specializing in managing the treatment, storage and safe passage of stormwater, headquartered in Milwaukee.

    “This opportunity represents a pivotal point in AQUALIS’ history as we expand our portfolio of services to include sustainable water engineering,” said Erin Zaske, Chief Development Officer of AQUALIS. “For more than 20 years, AQUALIS has provided robust stormwater maintenance programs for clients throughout the United States and worked on countless rehabilitation and repair projects, all of which we have captured significant asset data to provide quality solutions to our customers and remain forward-thinking in our approach. By adding SSE’s capabilities to our portfolio of services, we will enhance the customer experience by creating all-inclusive, comprehensive sustainable water management solutions– from planning to construction to post-construction management programs. We are thrilled to invest in this remarkable company and its people. We look forward to building on SSE’s success and existing customer relationships while bringing a well-rounded service offering to our existing clientele.”

    Stormwater Solutions Engineering’s expertise lies largely in flood management, water quality, drainage design, integrated site design, site evaluations, stormwater inspections and maintenance, SWMP recertification and SWMPMA certifications and grant assistance. The acquisition of SSE supports AQUALIS’ strategy to provide consistent and accessible sustainable water management services throughout the United States.

    “After 21 years as Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC, we are excited to join forces with the national presence that is AQUALIS, to broaden our reach across the U.S., further fulfilling our mission of improving the built and natural environments within communities through sustainable engineering and design,” said Carrie Bristoll-Groll, PE, ENV SP, CEO of SSE. “We see AQUALIS as completing us in the full life cycle that is missing in so many stormwater projects. Bringing our engineering services to their existing stormwater solutions feels like next generation in water management, truly managing a project cradle to grave, and back to the cradle again.”

    Bristoll-Groll will join AQUALIS as Executive Vice President, Engineering Services and will lead AQUALIS’ engineering team throughout the country.

    DeVer Warner of DFW Capital Partners added, “This acquisition is the latest addition of AQUALIS’ successful track record of identifying highly suitable, accretive companies to enhance their book of business and service line offering. We are thrilled with bringing Stormwater Solutions Engineering into the business and the capabilities this team provides.”


    About AQUALIS

    AQUALIS is the nationwide leading sustainable water management provider of stormwater, wastewater, water quality testing and engineering services to commercial, retail, industrial, institutional and residential markets through consulting, engineering, inspection, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation services. Headquartered in Durham, N.C., AQUALIS operates throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and is focused on its mission – to inspire change by preserving and protecting our most precious natural resource: water. For more information, visit