Case Study

Aqua MultiBore® C-Series Ceramic Membrane System Solves Disinfection By-Product (DPB) Challenge At Butte-Silver Bow, Montana

Source: Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant

The Basin Creek Reservoir in Butte, MT served its community with pristine water from both sides of the Continental Divide for nearly 100 years. In 2010, a pine beetle infestation killed most of the trees surrounding the reservoir, many of which fell into the water, increasing the natural organic matter (NOM) level. As a result, Butte-Silver Bow (BSB) Water Utility received a violation notice from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for exceeding their Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL) for a certain type of disinfection by-product (DBP). This violation prompted the construction of the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant (WTP).