Water Upgrade Week 3

A LOT of activity occurred this last week.

All filters to be removed have had their old media removed via vac-truck. Half of the tanks have been removed from the facility and all associated plumbing has been removed.

Also, the intake screen upgrade has been completed.

Old
New

As is readily apparent, the new screen will help keep silt and organics from entering our wet well. This, in turn, will greatly reduce the demand on our filters by providing cleaner water at the first stage.

The intake screen is also installed several feet higher than the previous one which will reduce the impact stormy weather has traditionally had on our water intake.

A directional drill was brought to the site to install a two inch air line to the new screen. The purpose of the screen is to allow air to be ‘bursted’ up through the screen to blow out any sediment that may have collected on it over time.

In total, this upgrade will have almost immediate impact on our ability to produce aesthetic water.

Cleaning of the wet well is expected to be completed on Saturday 15, 2018.