Happy Customers- Medora Corporation, SolarBee® GridBee® Reviews

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The Crew Works Hard –MV, New Mexico

"The crew arrived this morning had the installation completed by early afternoon. I compliment them on their hard work and professionalism. Anyone else would of stopped work because of the rain, not them. I really appreciate what they did for our installation."

Decreased Chemical Usage –JB, Texas

"Our staff is very pleased with the performance of this system, especially with the overall decrease in chemical usage at both the reservoir and Plant #1. The SolarBee will pay for itself in roughly 2-3 years!" We've completely gotten away from using copper sulfate at the reservoir, and we've also noticed a gradual decrease in the amount of chemicals we've needed to use at our Plant #1." I just wanted to let you know how happy we are with our SolarBee that you set up at our raw water reservoir."

No Blue Green Algae Problems –LP, Utah

"Blue green algae growth is no longer a problem since the SolarBee was installed! Our secchi depth is at 18 ft."

No Complicance Issues –J, Arizona

"Although we had one of the three tanks down for cleaning / coating during the summer, with only two tanks operating taking all of the demand, the Medora THM Removal Systems performed well; did not have any THM concerns or compliance issues during the summer."

Excellent Service & Support –BJ, Georgia

"Please thank SolarBee for their excellent service and support. Your staff is very professional and competent."

Tested SolarBee Thouroughly –GC, California

"We like the way the SolarBee is working as far as results go. We have tested the SolarBee thoroughly for about two months and find that it is working as as you predicted it would."

NO Odor –JT,Michigan

"We have NO odor and very little sludge or slurry. We are happy with our Solarbees!"

No Odor Problems –SW, Utah

"This is the first year that we have not had any odor problems."

Professional & Informative –DN, Texas

"We want to take this time to commend your service crew on the work they did on our SolarBee. They were professional and informative. Our staff is pleased; thank you! "

Built Too Well! –DM, North Carolina

"These Solarbee units just run. You built them too well!"

Solved Our Manganese Problem –JL, Georgia

"These SolarBee machines work great and have solved our manganese problem."

Very Happy –TC, California

"Our operators are very happy with the six SolarBees installed for the county this summer! They have not had to boost since the installation. They cannot believe it! In the past they have had to boost every 1-2 weeks."

No Ice In Cold Winter –IG, Michigan

"Photos were taken from Lyons, MI. We put the GS-12 in last year. They wanted to see what the inside was like so we climbed up there Wednesday and took a look. The results- – no ice!!!! Considering how cold this winter has been, that is amazing. Who knew your mixers really did work? The owner is extremely happy with this as you can imagine."

Thanks! –SE, Florida

"Thanks! You guys do fantastic service trips!"

Very Impressed –CV, Tennessee

"We attended the SolarBee installation and were very impressed. We enjoyed being able to view the installation first hand. We appreciated the SolarBee employees who were on hand during the installation. They were very helpful and good representatives of SolarBee. Their professionalism on site was impressive and we cannot thank them enough for making our experience a pleasurable one."

Simple To Install –CR, Connecticut

" The unit has been running for approximately one month. The unit was very simple to install. It is keeping everything in suspension and the pumps aren't clogging. We are extremely happy with the AP500 and are going to order a second one."

Saved Thousands –PR, Michigan

"The reservoir has very good clarity. Since the Solarbees have been installed in the system we do not have to move water through the system in order to keep the water quality high. This has saved thousands of dollars a month in the spring, summer and fall. "

65% Energy Savings –DS, Pennsylvania

"We are happy with the SolarBees performance. We have experienced a 65% energy savings and have not had any violations since the SolarBees have been installed. We are considering future purchases from SolarBee."

Energy Savings & Odor Free –RF, California

"Our energy savings were initially a couple of thousand dollars per month. We have approximately 500 HP of aeration available which was running full time prior to SolarBee. Currently it is running about half of the time. The odors in cells 1 & 2 are down and last winter they were "odor free". SolarBee service is A-1."

No Compliance Problems –MM, Indiana

"We are very happy with the SolarBees in our wastewater system. There have been no compliance problems since the SolarBees have been installed."

Zero Problems & Seeing Positive Results –TT, Nevada

"We are having zero problems with the THM removal system in Elkhorn reservoirs, and continually seeing positive results."

Less Copper Usage –CK, New Mexico

"We are pleased with the operation and performance of the SolarBee. We use substantially less copper sulfate since its installation. High doses of copper sulfate are detrimental to fish population--we no longer have this problem."

No Ice In The Tank –NW, Illinois

"The operator reported last night that within a couple of days there was a 15-foot open water space above the mixer and that as of yesterday there was no ice in the tank. The mixer definitely did its job."

Algae Reduced 50% –JS, California

"This summer the filamentous algae in our 1.3 acre, raw water storage pond was reduced to 50% surface coverage. Before the SB1250V12 was installed, the filamentous algae would normally cover about 75% of our pond's surface during peak summer months."

HUGE Improvement In Water –TA, Illinois

"The newer GridBee unit is up and running and is making a HUGE improvement in our water! Thanks for all of your help."

Everything Is Going Well –TT, California

"We are pleased and everything is going well. We have not had to use copper sulfate since the SolarBee was installed!"

You Are Terrific –DR, Minnesota

"You folks are terrific to deal with! I am quite used to having issues with equipment. The real challenge is getting suppliers to work with me to resolve issues and your outfit excels at that.I appreciate your patience with my sloooow return of the components."

Fabulous Customer Service –RS, Oregon

"Fabulous customer service in all respects working with you folks."

A Considerable Difference –JS, Texas

"We have not used the Fast Response Boost System yet, and haven't need to, but the SolarBee SB1250PW v18 is working great! We have noticed a considerable difference. We are not experiencing any problems at all, compared to last year."

Working To Get Additonal Machines –RP, Oregon

"Your installation team exhibited high quality professionalism. The great results from the modeling output shows the degree of mixing achieved. The performance achieved by the unit is great. We will continue to work with our department for additional SolarBees in our additional 17 potable water tanks."

Rare To Find This Level Of Support –CG, Michigan

"It's rare to find the product support and level of customer service provided by SolarBee."

Controlling Odors –PL, Michigan

"We are very happy with the SolarBees for controlling odors in the primary ponds. We now have a phosphorus limit of 1.0 and plan to use SolarBees to add chemical to reduce phosphorus before discharge."

Complete Turnaround –GL, California

"We very very impressed and happy with the SolarBee in one of our worst tanks where we were constantly having to deep cycle and flush. It has been a complete turnaround in this tank."

Greatly Improved –PV, Arkansas

"The SolarBee's have definitely reduced the blue green algae in the lake. We are using less carbon since the SolarBees where installed. The lake is greatly improved."

Dedicated Organization –GH, California

"We truly appreciate your commitment and assistance in helping us resolve the lake water quality issues and it has been extremely refreshing and encouraging in working with an organization that is so dedicated to achieve that goal."

Great Crew! –LP, Utah

"We were very happy with your crew at their recent visit. Thanks for sending such a great crew! AS USUAL."

Professional & Knowledgeable Crew –CD, Louisiana

"Gentlemen, On behalf of our community, I am writing to express our appreciation to Medora for the recent completion of improvements to the town’s water system. The crew sent to do the work was very professional and knowledgeable in working to promptly complete the project. Again, we thank you for your services." Mayor Pro Tem

No Algae Blooms! –SH, California

"We are thrilled with the SolarBees! We did not have to use chemicals last year at all, which is unheard of. Our clarity went from 1 ft to 8 ft. We did not experience any algae blooms."

Amazing Results –AH, New Hampshire

"We have seen amazing results in operation, process, and energy savings. We certainly do support the Beekeeper."

Substantial Energy Savigns –AC, Connecticut

"We are very satisfied with the SolarBee mixing in our tanks. We have experienced substantial energy savings by going with green technology that SolarBee has provided."

Increased Wildlife –NP, New York

"The pond now "looks great!" There is no evidence of any green slime on the pond surface, which was thick this time last year. We are also seeing an increase in wildlife; frogs, birds, birds of prey. The pond was a smelly stagnant eyesore last year, but not this year."

Decreased Electric Bill –KM, New Hampshire

"Our electric bill used to be $40,000 a year and it has gone down substantially since the installation of the SolarBee."

Surprised & Amazed -CJ, Minnesota

"To say I am surprised that there was no ice in the three tanks would be an understatement. And the fact we removed virtually all the ice from an iced over tank in three days of running is amazing."

Consistent Water Quality –SG, Iowa

"The water quality is more consistent with the turbidity dropping from 20 NTUs to 7-10 NTUs. We have not had to add copper sulfate. This is the latest we has gone without starting copper treatments."

Consistent Levels Of CL Residual –SC, Michigan

“The levels of chlorine residual have become more consistent after installing the GS-12 mixer. I was having differing chlorine residuals before I started mixing, but now it’s been even out in the system. One sample I pull from a dead end has maintained a real even residual.”

Increased Water Clarity –SH, California

"We did not have to use chemicals at all last year. The water clarity went from one foot to eight feet and we had no algae blooms."

Reduced THMs –JL, Nevada

"The SB10000PWv18 mixer has greatly helped to reduce our THMs just with mixing so we are very happy with the benefits of the large machine."

Like An Aquarium –DB, California

"We now have the cleanest and best looking water I have ever seen in the lake! It is like an aquarium."

More Zooplankton –DB, California

"Excellent! I am seeing more zooplankton than ever before. In the past we have had clear water this time of year - but it was due to a blue algae die off and the fish were skinny. There was no zooplankton - very unhealthy. We would also be subject to severe filament algae blooms. This does not occur anymore - we have clean water that is healthy and the fish are flourishing!"

Machines Are Working Well –BA, Washington

"Both GS-12s are installed and working well! Thanks for checking."

Solved Problems –RL, California

"SolarBees have solved our dimethyl mercury problem."

Very Impressed –JR, Colorado

"We are very impressed with the SolarBee circulators. The reservoirs are froze except around the SolarBee units. We will want to look at SolarBee units for potable tanks."

No Algae –MD, Washington

"We've had the units for a year and a half and no algae. Your customer service has been great. Your crew did a great job!"

Extremely Professional –AG, Texas

"I wanted to start off by saying how impressed we were with everyone involved with the installation and start up of the units. The entire staff that we dealt with were extremely professional and provided us with a great deal of information on the units. Please pass that on to everyone involved."

Keeping Ice Off –BK, Arkansas

"The GS-12 is doing a great job keeping the ice off our 420,000 gallon tank."

No Blue Green Algae! –PT, Colorado

"We have had a great year with no blue green algae! We have not heard any negative comments from anyone and are very happy with the SolarBee unit."

Tremendous Impact –AC, California

"The ponds are green and healthy. They have not iced over all winter. The SolarBees have had a tremendous impact on these ponds!"

Carbon Savings –RC, Colorado

"Before the SB we would see geosmin spikes in the 30-90 ng/L range during July-August, and 20-30 ng/L from Nov to Jan. We like to keep concentrations below 5 ng/L The highest measurement in 2009 was 8 ng/L with greatly reduced taste & odor issues, and we saved an estimated $50k in PAC savings compared to prior years. We attribute these reductions and carbon savings to the SolarBee, and are very happy with results so far."

No Nitrification Issues –JG, California

"We essentially have had no nitrification issues in 2008. The mixing with the injection system allows us to keep our ratios of chlorine and ammonia in check. Everything is working well and we have no service issues."

Improved Circulation & Resolved Stratification –RN, California

"We have seen the benefits of the installation of the SolarBees in our storage facilities. It has definitely improved circulation inside these potable storage's and solved the stratification problems we have been experiencing."

Enjoying Improvements –PN, Arkansas

"We are enjoying the improvements SolarBees have provided our reservoir."

Water Clarity Has Been Great –SD, California

"I am sure you can tell from our reports that our water clarity has been great this year. We all really appreciated the nice work of your SolarBee Service Technicians when they were here servicing our units back in January. Their efforts are really paying off for us."

Good DO –JH, Louisiana

"Last year we went out a few times during the heat of the summer and found good DO and other parameters to the exact depths that the SolarBee intake was set to, and we haven't had a recurrence of hypertrophy since installation. Proof enough!"

A God Send –LP, California

"SolarBees have been a 'God send' for this lake."

No Copper Sulfate Since SolarBee –VL, New York

"We used to use "tons" of copper sulfate in treatment and now we do not use any. Actually, we have not used any copper sulfate since the SolarBee's were installed."

Reduced Algae Blooms –DF, Oregon

"Our algae blooms are greatly reduced. Our pH has increased in stability and we are able to discharge much more of the time. Odors are greatly reduced, especially when we have a spring thaw."

Well Mixed Tanks –CB, California

"The SolarBees do an excellent job and the tanks are very well mixed. They test uniformly throughout the reservoirs."

OUTSTANDING Customer Service –VK, California

"Your staff and company has earned a HUGE GOLD STAR from our community and me for the OUTSTANDING customer service that you have provided to us. To me it feels like you think our community is your number ONE customer."

Highly Professional Crew –RP, Oregon

"Your crew was highly professional and very proficient with safety issues during the install. The City crew learned a lot about safety issues that they incorporated into their practices. "

Good Quality Even At Low Levels –DL, California

"We have had very good water quality even with low levels. We have had very good deep DO which we never had before. We are very happy with the SolarBee installations."

Amazing Impact –JB, California

"The SolarBees are preventative and have had an amazing impact on water quality, and water clarity. We strive to prevent any possible fish kill events. Your service crews have done a tremendous job in keeping our system functional and up to date."

Solving Our Problems –MM, Indiana

"The SolarBee's are solving our problems. Ammonia and BOD levels are good."

Lake Looks Great –HB, Michigan

"The lake looks great! There is no sign of algae and there are lots fish along the shores. We have been lake residents for 50 years and the lake looks the best it has ever been."

Appreciat Customer Service –JC, Illinois

"We really appreciate your customer service!"

Smells Like Spring Instead Not Odors –CN, South Dakota

"Every spring, for several weeks, odors would roll over the whole town. So, we installed SolarBee mixers in our ponds. Now, residents can look forward to smelling spring in the air instead of the treatment plant. We don't notice anything in the spring anymore."

Greater Clarity –MO, California

"We saw greater clarity almost immediately."

In Compliance Since Install –TR, Kansas

"We are very happy with the SolarBee units. The BOD and TSS have been in compliance for over two years since the installation of the SolarBees."

Impressed With Service Level –PW, Ohio

"The SolarBee is working great! We are impressed with the level of service; you don't just install the units and forget about them."

Easy Company To Work With –LG, South Dakota

"SolarBee is one of the easiest companies to work with and you go above our expectations. We are very pleased with the units and the service SolarBee provides."

Working With Customers Builds Relationships –JP, North Carolina

"I appreciate the way Medora works with customers. I have previously worked in sales and marketing with XXXXXXXX, and they were not this smart. Your company recognizes that working with customers builds long term customer relationships. If we get this working, we would be willing to put a paper/presentation together about it for WEF or Watereuse Association."

Medora Corporation Is Reliable –TM, California

"I know I can rely on Medora Corporation. Their attention to engineering detail is exceptional. We can really see the time and effort they took in developing their GridBee THM reduction unit. Nobody else on the market thinks about these things; it's well beyond what anyone else would have done."

Friendly & Knowledgeable Crew –TB, Kansas

"The SolarBee crew that performed the installation were the friendliest and most knowledgeable group of guys I've been around."

The Crew Is Unmatched –TC, Pennsylvania

"The Crew's attitude toward their job, your product and your company is unmatched. The whole operation from start to finish was professional, educational, and fun. It is very rare to find all those ingredients all on the same project."

Reduced Chlorine Boosting –SS, Nevada

"We are very happy with the SolarBee and GridBee units' performance in reducing our chlorine boosting needs and meeting our THM limits."

An Exceptional Job –JZ, Wyoming

"Thanks for getting Steve back up here to fix our glitches. He is great to work with and did an exceptional job! Please pass that on to the powers that be!"

Very Customer Orientated –DS, Massachusetts

"The two men involved in the installation were cordial, smart, hard working, soft spoken, and very customer orientated. In short they are a very good representation of the company!"

Very Impressed –JS, Pennsylvania

"Installation yesterday went great. We were very impressed with the SolarBee employees during the installation."

No Algae Or MN Issues –VS, California

"We have not experienced any algae or MN issues since we installed the SolarBee."

Not Possible Without SolarBee –AW, California

"Our conversion to chloramine would not have been possible without SolarBees."

Highly Professional Crew –BE, Oregon

"The SolarBee crew was highly professional and very proficient with safety issues. We have learned a lot about safety issues that they incorporated into their practices."

Reduced Cyanobacteria Counts –BC, Massachusetts

"The latest Secchi disk readings from yesterday varied from 1.2 - 1.4 meters, or about 4-5 feet. Prior readings showing water clarity were rarely greater than one ft. Cyanobacteria counts are reduced substantially, and microcystin counts are less than 1 ppb. Residents are saying that there are no odors (Unlike before). Elderly residents are saying they are pleased to see their grand-kids swim in a lake that was as good as when they were children."

Improved Water In 3 Hours –FW, New York

"Just three hours after installation, we saw improvement in our water."

TTHM System Performing Well - DW, Nevada

"The system is performing very well and each quarter's results seem to be reduced or stayed low. All keeping the Locational Running Annual average (LRAA) below the MCL. Thanks for all your help."

Huge Difference Within 24 Hours –BC, Montana

"We noticed a reduction in odor while the crew was still on site and a huge difference within 24 hours. The golf course is also rid of the nasty smell that had plagued them after irrigation. It is a huge relief for them."

We've Cut Down On Costs –PK, Vermont

"The SolarBee unit we've had in operation since last year has allowed us to cut down on power significantly and even more importantly cut down on service costs to keep operational the surface aerators/aspirators we previous relied on completely. Your factory service and support was the main reason we went with SolarBee instead of Aeromix."

Great Crew! –AZ, New Jersey

"Your crew was a great...very professional!"

Increased DO –JB, Texas

"SolarBee greatly increased DO throughout the reservoir. There have been major increases in wildlife in the area as the water is much more habitable now. We've completely stopped using copper sulfate at the reservoir, and we've also noticed a decrease in the amount of chemicals we've needed to use at our treatment plant. Our staff is very pleased with the performance of this system, especially with the overall decrease in chemical usage at both the reservoir and the plant. The SolarBee will pay for itself in roughly 2-3 years."

One Of Our Best Investments –JW, New Hampshire

"As of July 2014, 8 years after installation, our unit has not cost us anything to repair or maintain. The unit has even been struck by lightning several times and came back online after being reset. The SolarBee unit has been one of the best investments our utility has ever made."

Happy With Results –BK, California

"The SolarBees in our raw water reservoir are running fine. We are happy with the SolarBee installations and their results."

Less Than Three Year Payback –JN, Georgia

"We based everything on a conservative assumption for a 50% reduction in chemicals used to treat the BGA and associated T&O. At a 50% reduction we looked at a 8 year payback. In reality, we were very surprised by being able to reduce the chemicals by 90% which gave us less then a 3 year payback. This is not the norm for the water treatment industry. Usually we look at 10, 15, or 20 year returns on investments. Solar Bees is one of those products that does exactly what we needed it to do and what the engineers at Medora said they would do. It out-performed everyone in our organization's expectations."