Serving Your Community, Protecting Our EnvironmentJanuary 22, 2019
Providing Extra Safety In Water TreatmentFebruary 26, 2019
Preference For Chlorine Gas For Disinfection Supported By Gas Leak Containment Vessels
The superintendent of an average 4 MGD activated sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) reports that his preference for using chlorine gas as his most cost-effective option for primary disinfection has been further supported by enhanced management of gas leak risk.
“We are operating 24/7 within 200-300 yds. of residences, as well as a youth baseball complex,” noted Wayne Lee, Supt. of the City of Slidell, LA’s WWTP, “and we also have a high regard for the safety of our employees. We haven’t had any serious gas leak issues since the plant opened in 1984, and we have a trained hazmat team on call for emergencies, but we were pleased to be able to enhance that response insurance with cost-effective, on-site physical containment readiness.”
“That leaves us much better prepared for any off-hours event, when there would be only one plant operator, and it would take longer to assemble the hazmat team.”