Water resources are under stress due to increasing population, changing rainfall patterns, widespread pollution, and a variety of other factors. For this reason, water providers must strive to make the most of every available water source, even those that have been impacted by contamination.
TrojanUV’s Environmental Contaminant Treatment (ECT) solutions with proven UV technology helps to restore and preserve precious water supplies.
The TrojanUVSwift™ECT has been the subject of several news items over the past few months as the system has been selected for some interesting projects of late including:
Six Nations of the Grand River Water Treatment Plant
At the Six Nations of the Grand River Water Treatment Plant in Ontario, the TrojanUVSwift™ECT is treating water from the Grand River for N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and taste and odor (T&O) and can serve up to 7,370 users.
To replace the former water treatment plant that was becoming gradually obsolete, the Government of Canada provided $26 million toward the funding of the project through Canada’s Economic Action Plan as part of an overall plan to invest $189 million on water and wastewater projects in Canada.
Otter Lake Water Commission
The Otter Lake Water Commission installed the TrojanUVSwift™ECT, which is the first ECT installation and the first UV system to receive disinfection credits in the State of Illinois. This product was chosen because it was concluded that UV-oxidation was the most reliable option to obtain the required 1-log Cryptosporidium inactivation for the treatment plant while simultaneously delivering T&O treatment. The treatment serves approximately 17,000 people and has a maximum flow rate of 1.5 million gallons per day.
Wichita Falls, Texas
Until recently, Wichita Falls, Texas was under a stage 5 drought catastrophe ranking and the second worst drought in the city’s history. The lakes supplying water to the city were at less than 25% capacity combined and despite conservation efforts, water was expected to run out within two years if the drought persisted. The short-term temporary solution to the problem was to implement a Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) system to treat and purify wastewater so it could be reintroduced into the potable water supply.
As the initial temporary emergency permit was expiring, the city sought solutions to extend the project. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the installation of a UV-treatment process to act as an additional barrier for Cryptosporidium inactivation for project extension. The TrojanUVSwift™ECT was commissioned in February of 2015, allowing the city to receive a one-year extension on the DPR project.
- Learn more: TrojanUVSwift™ECT System Allows Wichita Falls to Extend Direct Potable Reuse Project for Drought Relief