The City of Kingston has begun trialling a chemical-free cleaning system, in partnership with its service provider ACS Property Services.
The Tersano system, which turns tap water into a cleaner and sanitiser, is being used for the council’s main office in Cheltenham, Victoria.
The process of turning tap water into the cleaner and sanitiser (stabilised aqueous ozone) has been used commercially for decades. Aqueous ozone is produced by using electricity to add an extra oxygen molecule to O2, creating O3.
ACS Property Services managing director Lewis Igini said the company is delighted to have another key customer adopt the technology.
“By not using traditional chemicals, our teams now work in a safer environment. I look forward to the wider roll out of Tersano and am excited see what else our key supply partner Greenspeed Australia will introduce to us in 2019.”
The council plans to roll out chemical-free cleaning across all sites and community buildings, pending the results of the trial.
Other sustainable initiatives undertaken by the council to help reduce greenhouse emissions include using water-based weed killers in community playgrounds and upgrading 7000 public street lights and 1000 decorative lights with energy efficient LED globes.
Solar panels have also been installed on key council buildings including the Parkdale Family and Children’s Centre, with plans to install at Edithvale and Carrum Family and Children’s Centres.
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