We are delighted that an article published on the Scottish Water Intranet included a positive “mention in despatches” for our support of a high priority water quality improvement programme.
Jim Panton, CEO of Panton McLeod said “This Aeration programme is a fantastic example of how different Panton McLeod services can come together to help our clients in the same programme. In addition to providing the cleaning and disinfection services after installation of the Aeration systems, our underwater inspection capability then provide very valuable feedback of these systems in action”.
The Scottish Water intranet article included the following: “Scottish Water is pioneering the use of Aeration in Clear Water Tanks (CWT’s) and Service Reservoirs (SR’s) across the country in a bid to reduce Trihalomethanes (THM’s) and drive a reduction in water quality failures, therefore enhancing our OPA Position.
Air is fed from blowers via a network of pipes to a grid of diffusers. These diffusers produce a fine curtain of air which rises through the tank. The result is a significant reduction in THM levels (typically 20-40% reduction at these sites).
With it normally being a wastewater process, the imagery of what’s going on below the surface is hard to capture but in a bid to ensure the diffusers were operating properly we enlisted Panton McLeod (PM), our tank cleaning framework supplier to carry out underwater HD filming using their “Mini Submarine”.
They regularly do this type of work for us when assessing tanks prior to cleaning and it was an ideal opportunity to make use of the equipment for something just a little bit different.
The footage is incredible. To date over 32 sites across the country now have aeration systems in place.”
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