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$11.8 million grant to convert Lexington wasterwater from chlorine to UV light disinfection

Steve Rogers at television station WTVQ in Lexington, Ky., reports an $11.8 million grant will help the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government replace the current chlorine gas disinfection process used at the Town Branch and West Hickman wastewater treatment plants to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases in treated wastewater. Instead, the plant will use a new Ultraviolet (UV) disinfectant system to treat the water of harmful microorganisms before it is discharged back into water bodies. Wastewater is used water, including sewage, commonly originating from residential or commercial sources. Replacing chlorine improves safety by eliminating toxic gas exposure risks to…
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