The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) credits the chlorination of drinking water for helping to control infectious diseases, thereby increasing life expectancy in people by nearly 30 years.
CHLORINE: 100 + YEARS OF PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH
Chlorine has been used as a water disinfectant since 1908 and has helped to virtually eliminate such waterborne diseases as typhoid, cholera, and hepatitis A. This proven track record is the reason why the more than 98% of North American water supply systems, both public and private, that disinfect drinking water, use chlorine-based disinfectants. It also is the reason why leading health groups throughout the world have lauded chlorine for its contributions to public health and extolled the importance of drinking water disinfection.
Chlorine is also added for its residual properties. Chlorine remaining in the water supply, or added after disinfection is first accomplished, is available to fight against potential contamination that could enter water distribution and storage systems through broken pipes, crossed connections, or infiltration. This secondary disinfection is an important property of chlorination.
In wine, food processing, and industrial communities, numerous chlorination systems have been installed and are maintained by Heritage Systems, ensuring an ongoing safe source of potable water to winery and industry employees and visitors.
In addition to supplying liquid chlorine, we furnish all the necessary equipment, including storage tanks, pumps, and controllers, to support chlorination operations. This equipment is provided and maintained free of charge.
Liquid chlorine is delivered directly from our truck to our storage tank located at your facility, which eliminates any handling and exposure risks to your employees.