Global Water Technology, Inc. Acquires Bates Water Solutions

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South Holland, Illinois, USA, September 13th, 2021– Global Water Technology, Inc. (GWT), an industry leader in water and wastewater treatment solutions, announced the acquisition of Bates Water Solutions (BWS), a Willowbrook, IL based water quality company.

BWS is a Midwest leader in water quality solutions focusing on service and technical excellence. The synergy of GWT’s mission to provide the water treatment industry with personalized, affordable, and reliable water treatment service and solutions and BWS’ mission to always put service first made for a natural match. BWS operates as a division of GWT and will continue to service and support all existing clients providing depth to GWT’s deepening portfolio of water solutions expertise across the United States. In 2008, BWS founder Ray Bates identified the need for a water quality company that prioritized client service, and thus Bates Water Solutions was born.

“Bates Water Solutions has been a multi-generational partner of GWT’s starting with GWT’s founder, Maria Byerley, and became a natural fit to fully join the GWT organization,” stated Michael Landers, Chief Operating Officer of Global Water Technology, Inc. “It has been my pleasure to work with our team and the BWS team to ensure a successful acquisition from the beginning; and to forge a partnership with Ray (Bates) that preserves the integrity and personality of BWS while focusing on growth nationwide. The addition of BWS unlocks our enterprise’s ability to continue to sustainably expand into the pre-treatment water quality sector of the water industry—a specialization that was not previously a part of our core service offerings. BWS is an outstanding addition to GWT, both culturally and strategically.”

GWT clients appreciate the clear advantage of having one holistic point of contact for their water systems, allowing for the development and oversight of integrated water management strategies designed to create bottom-line value. Proper execution of a Total Water Management strategy reduces operating costs, enhances safety, and conserves water & energy resources. The addition of BWS as a division of GWT is congruent with the growth strategy that has been a cornerstone of GWT’s national expansion. As a national industry leader in service quality and excellence, a white space in GWT’s portfolio of water solutions has been filled with BWS’ equipment and service offerings.

This acquisition broadens  and strengthens GWT’s service and product reach across the United States while simultaneously expanding BWS’ product offerings. Areas of specialization include:

  • Water Softeners
  • Reverse Osmosis Systems
  • Carbon Filters
  • Multi Media Filters
  • Cooling Tower Side Filtration
  • R.O. Anticalins
  • R.O. Bi-sulfite
  • R.O. Low & HI pH Cleaners
  • Cold Sterilization
  • Phosphate, for Iron
  • Resin Cleaner
  • Onsite Consulting Services
  • Equipment Design Layouts
  • Demolition and Removal of Existing Equipment
  • Troubleshooting and Diagnostic Repair

For more information, please contact GWT at or 708-349-9991.


About Global Water Technology, Inc.: Global Water Technology, Inc. was founded in 1990 to meet a growing demand in the industry for personalized, affordable, and reliable water treatment services. The primary goal was to establish an honest and reputable company that management teams would be proud to partner with. As a result, GWT continues to build upon a strong reputation in the commercial, residential, industrial, hotel, and healthcare markets throughout the United States.

GWT’s reputation for superior service and creating cost effective, resource saving, and equipment preserving strategies has allowed for continued growth and expansion throughout the United States and across a wide variety of industries. Today, Global Water Technology, Inc. is one of the industry’s leaders in water and wastewater treatment.

For more detailed information about GWT, please visit our About Us page.

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