Many transient non-community (TNC) and non-transient non-community (NTNC) water system facilities are required to disinfect their source water before it enters into the distribution system. The federal Ground Water Rule, applicable to all public water systems receiving or providing groundwater, mandates further regulation.
CHLORINE: NOT A PERFECT SOLUTION
Chlorine has been used routinely in water systems for 100 years. Chlorine not only kills bacteria in the water at the treatment plant but also continues to disinfect all the way into the facility and through to the tap.
Because of concerns with chlorine, and the undesirable by-products formed in reaction to natural organic matter and the chemical compound bromide found in water, many wineries, food processors and other industries choose to use such alternatives as ozone or ultraviolet radiation; however, these approaches disinfect water only at the site of treatment, not throughout the distribution system--so there are some limitations to their effectiveness.
Heritage Systems is experienced in the operation and maintenance of ultraviolet, ozone and chemical disinfection platforms. Each of these approaches has monitoring and reporting requirements unique and specific to the type of disinfection used.
We understand the process and are able to assist you in providing safe and sustainable products and services to meet ever-changing environmental regulations.