Richland Springs Special Utility District, Texas Case StudySource: WRT - Water Remediation Technology, LLC
The Richland Special Utility District is located in Richland Springs, Texas. The pilot unit was located adjacent to the Utility’s 100,000 gallon storage tank. Source water for the pilot was taken at the point where the water exits the storage tank. Discharge water from the pilot unit was released on the ground, on Richland SUD property, adjacent to the pilot unit location. Naturally occurring radionuclides in the Richland SUD’s raw water source exceed current Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL’s) for Gross Alpha Emitters and Combined Radium.
The Richland SUD selected Water Remediation Technology’s (WRT) Z-88™ Radium Removal Process as a possible cost effective solution for their radium problem. WRT provided a one GPM (gallons per minute) pilot plant, which was delivered and installed on December 3, 2003.
The purpose of this pilot study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the treatment process on high radium and gross alpha water, establish design parameters for the full scale systems and meet regulatory piloting requirements.