Send In The Bugs: Biological Filtration Solves Contaminant, Capacity Concerns
Biological filtration of iron proves so efficient, it saves a town's drinking water supply — at no extra cost.
Every drinking water system is part of the community it serves, but not quite like Waterford Township, MI, where treatment plants sit side-by-side with homes. The unique, decentralized system utilizes 13 separate treatment plants to clean the local, iron-rich well water. Due to “explosive growth,” the municipality needed to bolster the water supply with more wells, but had zero room for plant expansion. How do you treat more water in the same space?
Infilco-Degremont provided the answer with its Ferazur biological filtration process, which offers more capacity in the same footprint by simply being more efficient. Ferazur provides enhanced filtration rates by optimizing the bacterial environment — no chemicals or specialized media required.
“We’re treating more water with same cost, in the same area on the floor,” said Public Works Director Bill Fritz, speaking to both the value and effectiveness of the treatment.
Listen to the Water Online Radio Case Study to hear more from Fritz on the benefits he discovered with this brand of biological filtration. Meryl Greenblatt, application engineer with Infilco-Degremont, also joins the conversation with details on the system’s simplicity and ability to handle a range of applications and contaminants.