$75 Million Lawsuit Filed Against the City of Jacksonville and JEA by Fluid Dynamics

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The City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) are being sued for $75 million by water savings technology company Fluid Dynamics (the suit was filed in US District Court in the Middle District of Florida in Jacksonville, case number 3:14-cv-01454). This news release is being distributed on behalf of Fluid Dynamics.

The City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) are being sued for $75 million by water savings technology company Fluid Dynamics. The suit alleges charges against the City and JEA of defamation, libel, slander and tortuous interference.

The complaint was filed in US District Court in the Middle District of Florida in Jacksonville, case number 3:14-cv-01454.

Court records show Fluid Dynamics has designed and built a patent pending water conservation system called Precision Flow that safely reduces the turbulence of water and air flow in water lines without affecting pressure. The Precision Flow system, which reduces water usage by 15 to 25 percent, is tested and proven, and was installed at eight apartment complexes throughout Jacksonville, according to court documents. JEA was aware of the installation, even assisting with the pre-installation surveys according to the lawsuit.

As detailed in the legal complaint, in December 2012, the City and JEA accused Precision Flow of tampering with the Jacksonville water system and removed the Precision Flow devices from all eight apartment complexes in the city when just one day before, the City and JEA reviewed independent test results confirming the effectiveness and safety of the product.

Outlined in the legal complaint against the City and JEA are a number of independent testing results. IAPMO Research & Testing independently tested and verified the Precision Flow system and found that it does not impact, interfere, impede or obstruct the water meter or its accuracy. Fire Sprinkler Services of Northeast Florida (FSSNEF) also tested fire hydrants at two apartment complexes in Jacksonville where the Precision Flow system was installed. The FSSNEF found the hydrants were functioning well within the legal limits.

According to court documents, the decision by the City and JEA to remove the Precision Flow system allegedly caused the cancellation of other contracts and business relationships for Fluid Dynamics, causing severe damage to the company. Fluid Dynamics has attempted to negotiate a resolution to this matter, but with no success.

Testing results that are part of the legal complaint show that the Fluid Dynamics Precision Flow system reduces water usage without impacting the user experience. The system does this by improving the water flow throughout the home. When using the Precision Flow system, the typical household can save up to 1,800 gallons of water per month, which means an annual water bill savings of nearly $190.

Links to the lawsuit, testing results that are part of the lawsuit, and links to Precision Flow marketing materials:

Lawsuit filed against City and JEA
IAPMO Research & Testing independent study
FSSNEF independent study
MARS Company independent study
Precision Flow brochure
Client testimonial brochure

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