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The Ralph Brennan Water Treatment Plant in Daytona Beach, Fla., improved operational safety by adopting sodium hypochlorite generation five years ago. Photo: Severn Trent Services

Water treatment company Severn Trent Services has honored the Ralph Brennan Water Treatment Plant in Daytona Beach, Fla., for switching from gaseous chlorine disinfection to using onsite sodium hypochlorite-generating technology to disinfect water for the city's 100,000 residents.

The change eliminates transportation and storage hazards generally associated with gaseous disinfection. In addition, in five years the plant has produced 2 million pounds of free available chlorine at an average cost of $0.17 per pound.