This radium removal pilot study was conducted for the City of New Underwood, South Dakota. New Underwood’s water system contains concentrations of radium and gross alpha in excess of the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL).
New Underwood selected Water Remediation Technology’s (WRT) Z-88® Radium Treatment Process as a possible cost effective solution for their radium problem. WRT provided a 1.0 GPM (gallons per minute) treatment system, which was delivered and installed on July 9, 2008.
The purpose of this pilot study is to document the effectiveness of the WRT system on high radium and gross alpha water and to provide information necessary to meet regulatory compliance.
The treatment system successfully met radium and gross alpha compliance at all times during the pilot study. The system was in operation for 117 days prior to writing this report and effectively reduced the level of radium and gross alpha to less than the MCL .