Treatment is making enormous strides in treating drinking water in the
northeastern United States, as news spreads about the advantages that our
Constant Chlor™ feeders and calcium hypochlorite (cal hypo) sanitizers provide
over rival chlorine gas and bleach systems.
Our feeders are primarily suited for small to mid-sized municipal water
Lou Finelli, a
National Key Account Sales Manager for Lonza’s Municipal Water business,
explains that the following are some of the key benefits of our systems:
reports that Lonza is the dominant disinfection system provider on Long Island,
New York (Nassau & Suffolk
counties), where we have an estimated 250-280 feeders treating 80% of the wells
sites. Long Island consists of dozens of Water Districts, each of which may
have 5-9 well sites.
In Connecticut there has
been a paradigm shift towards calcium hypochlorite and away from chlorine gas,
he adds. Meriden, Connecticut -- a
small city in the center of the state -- is installing our Constant Chlor™
systems. There will be a total of seven
Lonza MC4 systems used at different well sites as well as at the city’s main
Water treatment plant. In addition,
other Connecticut towns have begun the process of reviewing and designing
systems that will employ our feeders and sanitizers.
the only accepted calcium hypochlorite method (vetted by the state’s Department
of Environmental Protection) is our Constant Chlor™ system. Given this vital approval, we have sold
systems to several state municipalities, including West Springfield, Canton,
Whitinsville, Westfield, and West Brookfield, to name a few.
gas (cl2) is the least expensive method of chemical disinfection, the main
driver for alternate methods like ours are the safety and risk management
issues associated with cl2 gas.
And even when
competitors offer cal hypo systems, they typically employ the “erosion” method
of “feeding” the chemical into the water supply - versus our method of dissolution via spray
technology. Erosion- based systems
typically cannot produce or maintain a consistent solution concentration, which
results in erratic chlorine residual levels.