Daytona Beach recognized for improving safety, cost-efficiency at water treatment plant

The Ralph Brennan Water Treatment Plant in Daytona Beach, FL, has been recognized for improving community and plant safety while providing a clean water supply through the use of sodium hypochlorite generation in replacement of a gaseous chlorine disinfection system. Since 2001, the Brennan plant has utilized two ClorTec on-site sodium hypochlorite generating systems from Severn Trent Services that have produced more than two million pounds of free available chlorine...

Since 2001, the plant has used two ClorTec™ on-site sodium hypochlorite generation systems to disinfect city's potable water; systems have produced more than two million pounds of free available chlorine at an average cost of $0.170 per pound.

FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 19, 2006 -- The Ralph Brennan Water Treatment Plant in Daytona Beach, Fla., has been recognized for improving community and plant safety while providing a clean water supply through the use of sodium hypochlorite generation in replacement of a gaseous chlorine disinfection system. Since 2001, two 2,000 lb/day ClorTec™ on-site sodium hypochlorite generating systems have been utilized by the Brennan plant to disinfect water used by the City's population of more than 100,000. The ClorTec systems have produced more than two million pounds of free available chlorine at an average cost of $0.170 per pound.

In recent years, on-site sodium hypochlorite generation has gained wide acceptance as a safer and more cost-effective alternative to gaseous chlorine for the disinfection of municipal water systems. Generating disinfectant at the water treatment plant without the use of dangerous chemicals eliminates potential hazards associated with transportation and storage.

The ClorTec system is manufactured by Severn Trent Services. Carter & VerPlanck, Inc., a Tampa, Fla.-based manufacturer's representative for water and wastewater products, worked closely with the City of Daytona and Severn Trent Services on the design, delivery and service of the ClorTec system.

Marvin D. Owens, superintendent of the City of Daytona's utilities department plant operations, received a commemorative plaque from Ali Giti, North American sales director for Severn Trent's Water Purification Group, and Mitch Matthews, the group's southeastern regional sales manager. Owens said, "By almost any measure, the ClorTec system has exceeded our expectations. On-site generation eliminates the use of hazardous chemicals, and ongoing operational efficiencies with low, predictable maintenance combine to provide excellent cost savings."

Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), based in Fort Washington, PA, is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies, contract operating services and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services. Our international management services business provides support in all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc group of companies. Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.

Carter & VerPlanck, founded in 1927, provides innovative products and process lines for the water and wastewater treatment industries. C&V focuses on providing value-added process knowledge and supplying the most advanced and dependable products available. The company delivers "clearly exceptional service" before, during and after the sale to all its clients. C&V represents manufacturers in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. For more information, visit www.carterverplanck.com

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