Water Disinfection at Holland, Manitoba
In 2005 Holland, Rural Municipality of Victoria, Manitoba, became the first public waterworks in Canada to use chlorine dioxide as its primary disinfectant, thus abandoning the use of hypochlorite (“chlorine”). Problems with water odours, and staining of laundry and fixtures that concerned the residents disappeared after installation of Osorno’s chlorine dioxide technology.
Osorno worked with JR Cousin Consultants. to design and install the chlorine dioxide water treatment system. Osorno provided the equipment, chemicals, analytical services and expertise for a two phase chlorine dioxide demonstration project. After successful demonstration, chlorine dioxide treatment was implemented in the Town of Holland water treatment plant (WTP) upgrade.
The demonstration project was partially funded by the National Research Council of Canada (IRAP Program) and by the Province of Manitoba (Technology Commercialization Program) as part of a R&D project for chlorine dioxide disinfection of water and wastewater.
JR Cousin Consultants received an Award of Excellence in 2007 for this Project, and the R.M. of Victoria received the prestigious Municipal Innovation Award of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities in 2006.