Uranium removal pilot study was conducted for the City of Lawrenceville, Georgia at their Ezzard Road Well No. 3 treatment facility. The City of Lawrenceville’s water system contains concentrations of uranium and gross alpha that are in excess of the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL).
The City of Lawrenceville, Georgia is located in Gwinnett County, about 32 miles northeast of Atlanta. The City of Lawrenceville has a population of approximately 22,000 residents. The City currently purchases approximately 85 to 90% of their water from Gwinnett County, which is surface water from Lake Lanier. The remaining 10 to 15% is supplied by 11 wells. The water source for these wells is drawn from the Crystalline Rock Aquifer of the Piedmont region of Georgia. Ezzard Road Well No. 3 treatment facility was chosen for this pilot study. This well pumps an average of 130 gallons per minute and has a depth of approximately 450 feet.
Water Remediation Technology’s (WRT) Z-92™ Uranium Treatment Process utilizes proprietary adsorptive media in a series of up flow treatment vessels to reduce gross alpha and remove uranium from drinking water. The water is moved through the treatment system using the water pressure generated from the well source. No chemicals are added to the water for the treatment process. After the media is loaded with uranium, it is removed from the circuit and permanently disposed of in a licensed facility. WRT designs, manufactures and provides the equipment and media used in the facility. The handling and exchange of new media to replace spent media, as well as the shipping and disposal into licensed disposal sites, is handled by WRT. The treatment media is ANSI/NSF Standard 61 certified for use in drinking water.