A chlorine dioxide dose of 0.7 ppm from CDGE Solution 3000 was used to treat animal drinking water at a cattle farm in the Western USA. The useful life of 20 micron cartridge filters was extended from 5 days to 5+ months reducing the $800/month overall filter budget by more than 70% through elimination of biofilm formation. Eventually the accumulation of suspended solids on the filters caused filter replacement.
Sulfur reducing bacteria appeared to be eliminated and measured coliform and aerobic bacteria counts were reduced to zero. The farm also reports improvements in animal health because of more sanitary drinking water.