Toa Vaca Reservoir, Puerto Rico
“In seeking a solution for the problems at Toa Vaca we knew that conventional aeration would not achieve the necessary improvements. The problems were both chemical and biological with the severe manganese and cyanobacteria problems. We needed experienced engineering and specialized technology”.
Within the first year, cyanobacteria and algae blooms were reduced to such an extent that chemical treatments costs at the water purification plant were halved, as were the levels of Tri-Halo Methanes (THMs) which are carcinogenic disinfection-by products of chemical treatment.
“With more than 65% of the overall dam capacity reduced due to drought, the degradation of water quality at Toa Vaca had become an environmental problem, but more importantly, sustainable potable water supply in Puerto Rico was at risk.
The transformation has been phenomenal since the Clean-Flo solution was implemented. From a purely practical point of view, not only has water quality improved but also operational costs have reduced and with a more consistent water quality, compliance for THM’s is a lot easier task, which is a big bonus.
Over and above that, fish are back, as are the bird life and the fishermen. All in all, this has been a fantastic investment with an ROI less than 3 years.”
– Carlos Gonzalez