Drinking Water Disinfection [Case Studies White Paper]

  1. Multi-Barrier Disinfection Strategy - New York City (Case Study)
    1/15/2014

    New York City is home to more than 8 million people, making it the most populous city in the United States. The majority of New York's drinking water is supplied by the Catskill/Delaware watershed, located approximately 100 miles outside the city. Historically, NYC has not filtered the water from this system, nor did they require any additional barriers to microbial contaminants due to the pristine nature of the watershed.

  2. THM Removal System Successfully Removes Over 65% Of THM Species In Water Storage Tank At The End Of 60 Mile Transmission Line
    7/16/2018

    In Canada and the western United States, long treated water transmission lines are frequently utilized to convey potable water to rural communities. These long transmission lines combined with chlorine for water disinfection can often create the requisite conditions for the formation of undesirable disinfection-byproducts (DBPs). One of the most common DBPs is a family of volatile compounds called Trihalomethanes (THMs) which are regulated in Canada to a level of 100 ppb (part-per-billion) annual average and in the US to a level of 80 ppb.

  3. Ozone To Enhance Removal Of Iron And Manganese And Reduction Of THM
    8/15/2001

    The U.S. EPA's promulgation of the Stage 2 Disinfection By-Products Rule required  the Public Works Department of Danvers, MA, to establish a Two-Phase upgrade of the plant’s treatment process in order to comply.

  4. Water Treatment Plant Solves Taste And Odor Problems And High Toxin Levels
    3/20/2015

    Phoenix is one of the country’s fastest growing metropolitan areas and has one of the most arid desert climates. Population growth coupled with increasingly stringent water regulations pushed the city to proactively address future water supply concerns. The decision was made to build the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and include oxidation and disinfection treatment barriers.

  5. Pilot Test For Arsenic, Color And Iron Shows Great Results
    10/1/2018

    The City of Riverdale was running into issues with arsenic, color and iron treatment system at their Well 4 site, so they conducted a pilot test with the help of Loprest.

  6. California Mountain Town Cuts Salt Use, Doubles Disinfection
    1/24/2011

    The wastewater treatment facility of the remote mountain resort community of Pinecrest Lake bears the brunt of spring runoff and increased summer demands in the area's beautiful surroundings.

  7. Basin Nozzle Manifold Contacting System Installation Remediates Taste And Odor Compounds, Meets Disinfection Goals
    9/1/2018

    A water quality audit revealed that two of the largest drinking water plants in the City of Montreal were out of compliance with Quebec’s latest water quality rules. Both drinking water facilities were located in heavily populated areas; consequently, plant modifications had to be accomplished within their existing infrastructure footprints.

  8. Ozone Disinfection System Provides Second Stage Treatment For Water Treatment Plant
    6/19/2015

    Tampa Bay Water’s state-of-the-art surface water treatment plant has provided high-quality drinking water to the Tampa Bay region.

  9. Upgrading DWTP Operations In Kansas With The QbD1200 TOC Analyzer
    7/26/2017

    For drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs), the EPA’s Disinfection Byproduct Rule (DBP) is a way of life. Unfortunately, for many facilities the equipment and operations haven’t evolved with the regulation mandates, leaving facilities in a tough spot. For a DWTP in Douglas County, KS, its challenges with accurate TOC measurement and testing, along with expensive calibrations and extended downtime with its prior TOC analyzer led it to trialing the Hach QbD1200 TOC Analyzer. Read the full case study to learn more.

  10. Salt Lake City Public Utilities ‐ Award Winning Big Cottonwood WTP, Experiences Microclor® On‐Site Hypochlorite System Reliability and Safety For Over Six Years
    7/18/2018

    Located at the mouth of the Big Cottonwood Canyon, the Big Cottonwood WTP is one of three water treatment facilities providing treated water to Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah. The utility distributes water through about 1,300 miles of transmission and distribution pipe to over 90,500 connections. Recently, the Big Cottonwood WTP was recognized for delivering 16 years of high quality water and received the Directors Award from the EPA & AWWA Partnership for Safe Water.