MEMCOR® CS submerged-membrane microfiltration systems help OCWD reuse treated municipal wastewater, improving water supply sustainability for a growing population
The threat of water shortages in southern California is not new, but over the past few decades, more energy-efficient membrane based technologies have emerged to improve water treatment and protect groundwater sources.
OCWD supplies over 2.4 million people with potable water. That population is expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020. This growth, along with factors such as a decrease in the imported water supply and OCWD’s need to expand its seawater intrusion barrier, has increased the demand on both water and wastewater treatment facilities. A particular concern is that the increased demand will dramatically deplete groundwater availability and quality.