Using a chlorine solution containing sodium hypochlorite, the solution is injected into the water mains to oxidize microbiological material, organic, and inorganic compounds. It is necessary for health and safety reasons and required by government rules and regulations that potable water mains be chlorinated/disinfected:
- Prior to newly constructed potable water mains being put into use
- Prior to existing potable water mains being put into service after being removed from a water distribution system for maintenance and repair
- When water mains have tested positive for coliform bacteria
Matt Chlor strictly uses and adheres to the water main chlorination, water main sterilization and water main disinfection methods as detailed in specifications and in accordance with A.W.W.A. Standards.