BOC helps to make quality drinking water


A major contract for the supply of CO2 will see the industrial and special gases company BOC help Severn Trent Water sustain the supply of good quality drinking water to the city of Birmingham (UK).

The five year contract awarded to BOCs water processes team after lengthy tendering, allows for an annual supply of 2300 tonnes of CO2 to the Severn Trent Water Frankley water treatment plant which supplies drinking water to homes and businesses around the city.

CO2 is crucial to Severn Trents long term plans to manage the supply of good quality drinking water and improve and modernise the 46,000 kilometres of water pipes. Mixing lime, water and CO2 hardens the water and helps to prevent mineral contamination especially from lead water pipes.

The new contract strengthens the ties between the two companies with CO2 just one of a number of products BOC supplies Severn Trent Water for the treatment of drinking water and wastewater.

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