Earlier this year, Biwater started engineering and fabrication work to support Dixon Water Treatment Plant improvement works being carried out by Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) near the city of Jacksonville, North Carolina in the United States. This month, Biwater Engineers completed on a fast-track basis, the delivery of a custom three million gallon per day (MGD (US)) reverse osmosis plant, inclusive of pre-treatment cartridge filtration, chemical dosing, membrane cleaning system, plant instrumentation, remote IO stations, PLC and SCADA.
With this speedy delivery, residents in Jacksonville will soon be benifiting from increased potable water production capacity, combined with specialized treatment and removal of silica and organics from the influent. The advanced system will treat unusable brackish well water and provide drinking water meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.
The custom reverse osmosis trains and accompanying equipment for this project were designed and assembled in Biwater’s factory in California, tested and then shipped semi-assembled to site, which aided the overall speed of delivery and subsequent supervision of installation.
“Biwater’s dedicated team of Engineers have worked seamlessly to pre-fabricate and prepare the reverse osmosis system for a fast-track delivery to site. It is a pleasure to oversee the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into designing and executing such a project, which provides immediate benefits to the local population being served,” said Jorg Menningmann, President of Biwater’s Membrane Treatment and Desalination Sector.
Contracted under T.A. Loving Company to deliver an appropriate technological solution to increase capacity and improvewater quality, Biwater look forward to successfully commissioning the facility in the coming months.
Kimley-Horn is ONWASA’s Design Engineer on the project.
Biwater provides large-scale water and wastewater solutions for clients across the world. Since its inception in 1968, Biwater has gained recognition for its innovative approaches aimed at overcoming the world’s most pressing water-related challenges. Throughout its history, the company has grown to meet the demands of many water-stressed countries and their burgeoning populations. It has a successful record of accomplishment, having completed over 25,000 projects in over 90 countries – financing, consulting, process engineering, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining and owning water facilities – in both rural and urban environments.
Membrane Treatment and Desalination Sector
Biwater’s Membrane Treatment and Desalination Sector is a premier membrane system designer and supplier producing high purity drinking, process and reuse water for both municipal and industrial clients. The Group currently has more than 450 MGD of installed membrane treatment capacity globally utilizing MF, UF, MBR, NF and RO technologies. For more information, visit www.biwater.com.