This is a control panel watching the water usage.
This plant handles abou 3 million gallons of water per day!!! The local university can go through 1 million gallons by itself!!!
Large holder for water softeners.
Flouride that is added to our water to help our teeth.
The lime treatment machines.
What the lime looks like.
This plant has ultraviolet light that they use to treat the water. It kills harmful bacteria in the water.
This is a look at the many layers of charcoal that the water travels through to help purify it.
This is pretty awesome. This is a new reverse osmosis system that this plant has been working on installing. It is being rolled out in the next couple weeks. This $12 million system is basically a massiver PUR water filtration system that is being added on top of the other treatments that this plant puts the drinking water through.
These are more lab machines. They help check the bacteria in samples. The one on the left is a mini oven that destroys the items that test with nasty bacteria. Kills it all and the containers too.
They have state of the art survellance. Cameras and electric fences that are triggered to the police department. Extra protection for the water supply.
It was a very interesting field trip. I really enjoyed learning and was amazed that this much is done to provide safe drinking water (I wish our town had this nice of a system.).