Coventry, RI -- Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial filtration systems, UV disinfection systems, and components, successfully installs a state of the art UV drinking water system in Berea, Ohio enabling Berea to seek the Cryptosporidium credit in Ohio.
The City of Berea public water system uses surface water drawn from the East Branch of the Rocky River; however supplies can be drawn from nearby Coe Lake and Baldwin Creek as required. As these are open surface water sources, like all other surface water sources they are vulnerable to run off and other forms of contamination. The City was keen to ensure the best possible water quality for its residents so starting in 2008 the City has been closely monitoring the quality of the water sources. Cryptosporidium was found in 10 of 24 samples collected from the East Branch of the Rocky River, which is typical for this type of surface water.