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 system, 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 or infiltration. This secondary disinfection is an important property of chlorination.
In the wine community, numerous chlorination systems have been installed and are maintained by Heritage Systems, ensuring an ongoing, safe source of potable water to winery 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.
Adding chlorine to drinking water was the biggest advance in the history of public health.
Dr Patrick Moore,