More than half a million people in Toledo, Ohio, and the
surrounding area use an average of 70 million gallons of water a
day. And it’s the responsibility of the city of Toledo’s Department
of Public Utilities water treatment plant to make sure the water,
pumped from Lake Erie, is safe. But with aging and outdated
equipment being used in a key purification process, that job was
getting more difficult. So when funds became available for an
upgrade, plant management turned to a trusted local distributor to
help them find a high- performance solution that was easy
to use, easy to maintain and energy efficient.
Andy McClure, plant administrator for the Collins Park facility, says 12 mechanical variable speed drive systems, installed in 1941, power fully submerged paddles on a 60-foot-long shaft in four large treatment basins. These paddles stir added chemicals in a process known as flocculation, one of the most common steps in removing contaminants from drinking water. The process induces particles to collide and clump together into larger and more easily removable “floc.”
The mechanical system was an early way to achieve variable speed control, but McClure says the PIVs are well past their prime.
Binkelman Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bornell Supply with locations in both Lima and Piqua, Ohio. We are very excited to welcome the employees and customers of Bornell to the Binkelman Family. We believe the merger of these two independent distributors brings an elevated level of service to our new and existing customers and broader product offering.
Are you ready for the snow to melt? When this snow decides to melt and the rains of Spring begin, Binkelman will make sure we have you covered for all of your water suction and discharge hose needs! Binkelman stocks all the products our customers need to keep you dry and out of harms way.