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Water treatment plant

What is a water treatment plant for?

Water treatment plants eliminate or reduce sediment and bacteria from a water source, so it is safe for public consumption.

Water treatment plants treat water obtained from sources such as freshwater lakes, rivers, wells, streams, and sometimes, the sea (desalination plants) for use as potable water, more commonly called tap or drinking water. Sometimes, treated water is also supplied for industrial use or irrigation.

The processes used in water treatment can vary depending on the quality of the water source, but generally, the treatment plants use a series of methods to remove sediment from the water. From this point on, the water goes through a filtration process to remove remaining bacteria and solids, and finally, the water is disinfected before it is pumped out into the community. 

However, purifying water is only one aspect of the treatment plant operator’s job. To ensure water can get to where it needs to go, massive pumps must maintain a constant pressure of 40 psi. If positive pressure is not maintained, groundwater could enter the system through cracks and joints in the pipes. The water treatment plant does all this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure public safety.

Constructing this infrastructure requires a high level of initial planning and requires both structural engineering, fluid mechanics, and associated machinery. 

We are committed to the U.N.’S Sustainable Development Goal number 6, which was developed to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation to all.  

Every water treatment plant we build and service is done  under the highest quality standards. You can find examples of this in the work we are doing in Texas at Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant and the new surface water treatment plant just south of  the state in Pearland.

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