The City of Auburn is working to keep Zebra Mussels away from its water supply.
At its last meeting, City Council voted to purchase a chlorine dioxide generator to get rid of the invasive species near the water intake pipe. City Clerk Chuck Mason says this will mean fewer disinfection byproducts in the water.
“Zebra mussels at the water intake pipe are a big contributor to what’s in the system,” Mason said on FLX Morning, “and so this chlorine dioxide chemical generator that’ll be installed and the products that’ll be used with it will help to bring the disinfection byproducts down.”
The bid contract was awarded to International Dioxide, Inc of North Kingstown, Rhode Island as it was the only company to submit a bid for the project.
Mason adds the work to install the generator will commence immediately.
Back in January, Auburn had to send out a public notice after samples found disinfection byproducts in the water exceeded the EPA’s threshold.
More from Mason can be found below: