The City of Sallisaw has announced that its new Hypochlorous Acid machine is now installed and is operational. Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI) is a powerful oxidant that is 100 times more efficient at killing pathogens than Chlorine Bleach.
The city purchased the machine with CARES funding through the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council. The cost of the machine was paid 100% by the grant. The City will use the disinfectant to fight the COVID-19 virus, as well as disinfection of all city and public equipment and facilities.
According to City Manager Keith Skelton, the HOCI machine can make up to 312 gallons of disinfectant per day. “With COVID numbers continuing to grow, we want to make this product available to our citizens to help fight the virus. The City will make the disinfectant available to all government agencies and school districts in Sequoyah County at no cost. If we have amounts available, citizens may also pick up the disinfectant as they need it, also at no cost.”
The disinfectant may be used in a sprayer, or on a rag to wipe down areas. To obtain the disinfectant, the City asks that you call city hall at (918) 775-6241 and schedule an appointment for Monday-Friday 3:00-4:00 pm. The pickup location is the Sallisaw Parks Department on West Quesenberry, east of Elm Street. Those who wish to obtain HOCI are asked to bring a plastic container (with lid or cap), not exceeding 5-gallons. HOCI has a shelf life of 3-6 months if it is stored in an airtight container.
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