During a reception held at the Castle at Bay Golf Course Club House, formerly known as Northern Bay, Tuesday evening, the City of Adams and the Northern Areas Council of Australia became ‘Sister Cities’. Both Mayor JanAlyn Baumgartner and Australian representative Marvyn Robinson embraced a partnership to strengthen rural communities known as the GEITS Connection, a non-profit association. Both communities share technology developed by the Australian company, Global Environmental Infrastructure Technology Solutions, also known as GEITS. The Australian area near Jamestown is arid and uses GEITS technology to conserve water and also uses its solar panels on golf courses, while the City of Adams has entered into a partnership to use its electrolytic flocculation process to reduce phosphorous levels in the City’s waste water treatment plant. GEITS also has plans to build a state-of-the-art plant to assemble solar panels in the City of Adams Industrial Park and the City will be known as its North American Headquarters. Mayor Baumgartner said, “The project has gone to the State level, so it’s a regional development project. We are working out a few more details and then City officials will sit down and meet with the Governor.”
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