Walnut Valley Water District spans a 29 square mile area in semi‐arid southern California about 20 miles east of Los Angeles. Like many water districts planning for growth amid periodic droughts is challenging and compounded by the need to deliver high quality water throughout the district of over 100,000 people and more than 26,000 service connections. Read the full case study to learn how Walnut Valley aggressively pursued operational strategies in their water storage tanks to limit nitrification risk.
In spite of the recent abundance of water, many of California’s aquifers continue to balance on the edge of water scarcity. Decades of overpumping have reduced the amount of ground water available to supplement surface water resources diminished by drought. The Pure Water Monterey Ground Water Replenishment Project (Monterey Pure), addressed the need to replenish a local aquifer, by piloting Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) processes, to determine the best method to convert secondary wastewater into a pure water resource.
The Honouliuli Water Recycling Facility (WRF) includes filtration and UV disinfection to treat to Class R-1 reuse standards for various uses, including irrigation. In order to maintain high-level reuse, simplify maintenance, and reduce operation costs, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply decided to replace its 15-year-old TrojanUV4000™ with a TrojanUVSigna™. With the high cost of power in Hawaii, this system upgrade will provide significant power savings (estimated at 75%) and will enable equipment payback in less than 2.5 years.
Hollywood, Florida’s 55.5 MGD Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SRWWTP) treats wastewater from Hollywood and six neighboring municipalities in the southern region of Broward County. Florida’s outfall rule requires the city to begin a process to largely eliminate the use of its ocean outfall and implement 20.4 MGD of additional reuse on an annual basis.
Wastewater from dairy applications has high amounts of calcium and phosphorus. This characteristic may cause scaling on the media of a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor and may cause poor COD removal. Veolia was able to retrofit the client’s existing MBBR with the newly designed Z-MBBR media by AnoxKaldnes, which improved the operation of the entire wastewater system.
The City of Durham, NC, completed a comprehensive wastewater master plan that evaluated different treatment techniques for meeting strict total nitrogen (TN) limits at the South Durham Water Reclamation Facility (SDWRF).
The City of Palm Coast, located on the east coast of Florida, expanded their existing Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to increase capacity to 6.83 MGD due to population growth, as well as add the production of reclaimed reuse water for use within the City.
The Oconomowoc, WI Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) needed to repair or replace the existing shallow bed traveling bridge sand filters.
The AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor) process is a biological wastewater treatment process that utilizes specialized plastic carriers to create a surface on which a biofilm can attach.
When emergencies inevitably arise, municipal operators need to be prepared to respond immediately to restore services in order to provide safe, reliable water to their customers. Take for example the City of Cisco, Texas.
In 2002, Georgia’s City of Flowery Branch faced strict new requirements about discharging water back into nearby Lake Lanier, a community drinking water source, compelling the city to find an alternative wastewater system. After a thorough evaluation of various wastewater treatment solutions, Pall Corporation’s Aria FLEX membrane system was selected due to its critical ability to meet the phosphorus limits.
The City of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, owns and operates two wastewater treatment plants.
Wastewater filtration is often part of the tertiary treatment process that involves the final removal of suspended particles from water that has passed through both the primary and secondary treatment phases and immediately precedes disinfection. As the water passes through the filter, residual suspended material and bacteria is trapped in the filter and are removed from the filtered water. Passage can be blocked by physical obstruction, biological action, adsorption, absorption or a combination of ways. Wastewater filtration is usually the final step in the solids removal process.
With regulations increasing around wastewater effluent, the use of ultrafiltration and microfiltration systems in further polishing effluent has grown. Sand or activated carbon filters can provide a media for bacterial decomposition of nutrients, converting nitrates into nitrogen gas. The rise of water reuse applications is also fueling the increasing use of filters during the final polishing stages of the wastewater treatment process.