County to Assist BP With Gulf Oil Spill Clean Up Efforts

Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors will send one of its existing BeachTech 2000 sanitizer units to the Gulf Coast to assist British Petroleum (BP) with its Gulf Coast clean up efforts, Supervisor Don Knabe announced today.

Following the worst oil spill disaster on record, BP placed orders for new sanitizer units, however, orders could take several weeks to fill. Since BP would like to have the units in service right away, it requested the manufacturer of this sanitizer to ask its clients if they would be willing to immediately provide functioning BeachTech 2000 units to BP for the cleanup effort.

In exchange for releasing the equipment to BP, LA County will receive a brand new BeachTech 2000 sanitizer unit, with new warranties, valued at an estimated $50,000. The new BeachTech 2000 unit is currently being manufactured and is expected to be delivered October 2010.

“Given the devastating events that have occurred in the Gulf, it is more important than ever to take action and lend our support,”  said Supervisor Knabe. “This is an incredible opportunity for the County to help with the clean up efforts along the Gulf Coast.”