News | January 19, 2024

IDE Technologies Breaks Ground On Prospect Lake Clean Water Center In Fort Lauderdale

New water treatment plant will provide 50 million gallons of high-quality water per day, strengthening local water supply

IDE Technologies, a leading global provider of water treatment solutions, today breaks ground on the latest in the organization’s fleet of large-scale water infrastructure projects, the Prospect Lake Clean Water Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Together with the City of Fort Lauderdale and partner Ridgewood Infrastructure, IDE executives celebrate the commencement of a new, innovative water treatment facility that will leverage IDE’s state-of-the-art technology to bring clean, high-quality water to the city for decades to come.

“We are thrilled to witness the beginning stage of the much anticipated success for the Prospect Lake Clean Water Center,” said Lihy Teuerstein, CEO, IDE Water Assets. “This plant, which will replace the city’s existing water treatment plant, is a critical part of IDE’s mission to make clean water accessible to regions across the globe. We remain heavily invested in protecting and preserving our planet’s greatest resource, as seen here today.”

The groundbreaking event begins at 11 a.m. ET with an invocation from Chaplain Paul Applegate of Fort Lauderdale Public Safety Chaplaincy. Attendees will hear remarks from:

  • Dean J. Trantalis, Mayor
  • John C. Herbst, Commissioner, District 1
  • Greg Chavarria, City Manager
  • Lihy Teuerstein, CEO, IDE Water Technologies
  • Chris Turnbull, Vice President, Kiewit
  • Michael L. Albrecht, Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Once in operation, the Prospect Lake Clean Water Center will use nanofiltration and ion-exchange technology to produce 50 million gallons of treated water per day, improving the sustainability of the City of Fort Lauderdale water supply.

IDE has been developing water treatment solutions for customers and municipalities around the world for more than 60 years. For more information on IDE’s comprehensive, sustainable water solutions, For more information, visit

About IDE Technologies
A world leader provider of desalination and water treatment solutions, IDE specializes in the development, engineering, construction, and operation of some of the world's largest and most advanced thermal and membrane desalination facilities and industrial water treatment plants. IDE partners with a wide range of customers – Municipal and Industrial – on all aspects of water treatment and delivers quality projects worldwide.

Source: IDE Technologies