Harriett Wieder Joins Electropure As Senior Consultant

Former Orange County Supervisor Allied With Breakthrough Health Technology Company

Laguna Hills, California, UNITED STATES

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., March 27, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Electropure, Inc. (OTCBB:ELTP), a leading clean water technology company committed to providing products and services that benefit the environment, announced today that the Honorable Harriett M. Wieder, one of Orange County's most distinguished and respected citizens, has been appointed Senior Consultant to the Company's Advisory Committee for its newly-formed subsidiary, Micro Imaging Technology.

Mrs. Wieder will lend her extensive water technology and political experience as well as her international contacts to the Company's management staff, with a particular emphasis on furthering Electropure's recently announced breakthrough technology for the instantaneous detection and identification of fluid-borne microorganisms. "I am pleased to be able to continue my involvement in the important business of assuring a safe water supply," Mrs. Wieder noted.

In addition, Mrs. Wieder said "Electropure is one of those undiscovered Orange County creative technology companies that supplies products and services for the betterment of mankind." She joins Electropure's panel of other advisors who constitute an impressive assemblage of experience and qualifications in the fields of microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, and environmental sciences. The panel is rounded out with the financial and management expertise of Arthur Lipper III, the internationally known investment banker, financier and management consultant.

In recognizing Mrs. Wieder's accomplishments, Electropure's President, Floyd Panning, noted "Harriett Wieder's credentials are legendary - she is the first woman in Orange County's 105-year history to be elected to the Board of Supervisors, serving 16 years and three times as its Chairman. We are fortunate to have Mrs. Wieder's vast experience as a public official who is truly concerned with the environment. She has served as an appointee of both Presidents Reagan and Clinton and several California Governors, most notably serving as a Department of Environmental Protection appointee to the National Safe Drinking Water Advisory Council and as a long time member of the California Air Resources Board. Mrs. Wieder was the Founder and Chairman of the Southern California Water Committee; Chairman of the Board of' Directors of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands Conservancy; and also served as a gubernatorial appointee to the South Coast Regional Coastal Commission. Her long list of honors and awards well describes many years of immeasurable service to our community."

Wieder also sponsored and initiated the Hazardous Waste Toxic Round-Up Program, founded the Cal-Optima public-private health care agency for the indigent population; the Orange County Health Care Task Force; the Urban Parks Program, established the Committee on Domestic Violence, among other accomplishments. She holds an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Pepperdine University, a Certificate of Management from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Certificate from the Graduate School of Business Administration at UCLA.

Electropure recently announced a breakthrough in its two-year research program to develop an instantaneous process to detect and identify potentially deadly microorganisms at a rate significantly faster than current clinical methods. Saving time in identifying these health hazards will translate into saving human lives. The Company estimates that the worldwide market for this technology is currently over $1 billion.

Electropure, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets proprietary fluid treatment, filtering, and monitoring equipment. Electropure is headquartered at 23456 South Pointe Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. The Company's telephone number is 940/770-9347 and FAX is 949/770-9209. Visit Electropure's website at www.electropure-inc.com.

This press release contains forward looking statements. These forward looking statements are based largely on the Companv's expectations and subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Actual results could differ materially from these forward looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including prevailing economic conditions, as they effect the water purification industry in general. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward looking statements contained in this press release will, in fact, transpire or prove to be accurate.


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