Banks, Oregon, Water

Chlorine supply shortage won’t impact Banks, which creates its own chlorine

The city of Banks' hypochlorite generation system on September 6, 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley

A Longview, Wash. chemical facility suffered a power outage earlier this month and as a result, chlorine supplies to municipal water suppliers in the Pacific Northwest are dwindling.

The chlorine shortage came after Houston, Texas-headquartered Westlake Chemical experienced an electrical failure at their chemical plant in Longview, Wash. Chlorine supplies from the plant serve municipal water and sewer customers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Northern California. 

In Banks, there will be no impact. The city of Banks’ water system uses chlorine, but it creates it on-site.

In response to an email from the Banks Post, Banks City Manager Jolynn Becker said city staff were aware of the issue. 

We rely on subscribers to keep the lights on in our independent newsroom. Join us with a digital subscription today.

Click here to subscribe.

“We have been discussing this concern this morning,” Becker said.  . . .

You have reached content available exclusively to Banks Post digital subscribers.

Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access.

Already a subscriber? Login here.

Newsletter

The Miller Team
John L Scott Market Center