MIOX helps Mexico, Colombia relieve chlorine gas concerns

The City of Reynosa in Tamaulipas recently became the first Mexican drinking water installation for New Mexico-based MIOX Corporation. Like many drinking water providers in the U.S., the State of Tamaulipas Water Authority is moving away from dangerous chlorine gas and has standardized MIOX for the state's municipal water disinfection needs. MIOX manufactures on-site generation (OSG) water treatment systems that use only water, salt and electricity to generate disinfectant...

June 11, 2008 -- The City of Reynosa in Tamaulipas recently became the first Mexican drinking water installation for New Mexico-based MIOX Corporation. Like many drinking water providers in the U.S., the State of Tamaulipas Water Authority is moving away from dangerous chlorine gas and has standardized MIOX for the state's municipal water disinfection needs. MIOX manufactures on-site generation (OSG) water treatment systems that use only water, salt and electricity to generate disinfectant. Additional cities are preparing for future installations. Reynosa and following cities will benefit from the MIOX RIO systems' advanced mixed oxidant disinfection, durable residuals and superior energy and salt efficiencies. Further, the safety of on-site generation resulting from no hazardous chemicals transportation, handling and storage is a tremendous benefit.

According to Esiquio Resendez-Cantu, CEO of the Reynosa Municipal Water & Wastewater Utility (COMAPA): "We strongly believe in good management, and obviously good management today goes hand in hand with technology. The new state-of-the-art technology provided by MIOX will decrease the cost for water treatment and disinfection, and eliminate the risk of having to handle chlorination in the traditional way... But the real danger lies in handling chlorine in our plant. Even though we are very careful in our current operation, with this new system we will be eliminating the risk 100%."

Other Mexican cities are currently evaluating a transition from gas chlorination to OSG. MIOX is completing pilot installations at these locations in advance of several new systems.

In addition to opportunities in Mexico, MIOX RIO systems are treating water for Coca-Cola FEMSA, the most prominent bottling corporation in Latin America. Not only is this a mutually beneficial partnership for both MIOX and Coca-Cola FEMSA, but MIOX also joined forces with the FEMSA Foundation last November to provide clean drinking water to Tabasco during floods that shut down most of the state. More opportunities to provide safe water in Colombia are anticipated as MIOX's newly established Colombian office, the FEMSA Foundation and the country's Vice Ministry of Water and Sanitation are spearheading a program to bring safe drinking water to 100,000 residents in rural communities across Colombia.

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