July EPA Regulations

AlphaGen Materials is aware of the new EPA regulations effective July, 1, 2014, with regard to the federal mandate to lower bacteria and pathogens in the water and sewer systems of cities throughout the United States. It appears the cheapest alternative to satisfy the mandate is increased amounts of chlorine mechanically introduced into the water to lower the bacteria count. The increased chlorine levels are causing greater chloride attacks which are deteriorating even stainless steel tanks, as well as the surrounding basic concrete infrastructure of the the facilities. AlphaGen is testing its coatings against this chloride attack, and testing appears to show resistance to the corrosion for both stainless steel and concrete. More to be posted upon completion of testing.